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The Queen's State of Aarley

“Corrupt Dictatorship”

Category: Iron Fist Socialists
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Basket Case
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Kingdom of the Netherlands

Regional Influence: Hermit

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The Queen's State of Aarley is a gargantuan, genial nation, renowned for its complete lack of prisons, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 23.18 billion Aarleyians are ruled with an iron fist by the socialist government, which grants its people the freedom to do whatever they like so long as it doesn't involve getting richer than anybody else or challenging the government.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 76.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Aarleyian economy, worth 191 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 8,271 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

None has been named as Aarley's national religion, major cities shut down as their local sports team takes to the field every day, Aarley is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, and a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aarley's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Aarley is ranked 23,930th in the world and 1st in Kingdom of the Netherlands for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 38.39 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Most Income Equality: 10thTop
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Largest Populations: 4,050thMost Stationary: 8,139thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,960thMost Extreme: 16,598th

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