by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 10thLargest Populations: 4,049thMost Stationary: 8,141st
The Queen's State of
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Aarley

Population23.157 billion

Faithnone

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Aarley is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 23.157 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 33,790th in the world and 1st in Kingdom of the Netherlands for Most Influential, scoring 689 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Income Equality: 10thTop
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Largest Populations: 4,049thMost Stationary: 8,141stTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 15,855thMost Extreme: 16,401st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Aarley agreed to construct embassies between Kingdom of the Netherlands and Southern District.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Aarley proposed constructing embassies between Kingdom of the Netherlands and Southern District.
  • : Aarley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Aarley proposed constructing embassies between Kingdom of the Netherlands and Alfa.

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