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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: Contender


The Queen's State of Saola is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical, humorless population of 19.366 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 123 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 20,497th in the world and 6th in Abuja for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 47.93 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most Income Equality: 8thNudest: 1,582ndTop
Most Authoritarian: 6,267thLargest Populations: 6,300thTop
Largest Black Market: 13,858thMost Rebellious Youth: 14,316thMost Extreme: 15,936th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the region

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