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The Queen's State of Saola

“Do it first”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Basket Case
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Location: Abuja

Regional Influence: Dealmaker


The Queen's State of Saola is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enforced nudity, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical, humorless population of 20.664 billion Saolans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 65.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but stagnant Saolan economy, worth 131 trillion betales a year, is highly specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 6,375 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The Governor has just been declared ruler of Saola in an international press conference, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", the state is footing the bill for billionaires' lawyers, and torture is illegal. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Saola's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is none.

Saola is ranked 142,382nd in the world and 4th in Abuja for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring zero on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Most Income Equality: 7thNudest: 1,788thTop
Largest Populations: 6,072ndMost Authoritarian: 7,676thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 15,168thLargest Black Market: 16,497thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,577th

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