by Max Barry

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Most Authoritarian: 161st Most Conservative: 209th Most Extreme: 520th
The Queen's State of
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Divine Rite

Population7.496 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor


The Queen's State of Divine Rite is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 7.496 billion Divine Riteans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 51.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Divine Ritean economy, worth 36.7 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, broadly diversified black market in Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. 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 4,896 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Divine Rite has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, politicians and casino owners who so much as wander into the same room are arrested on the spot, the government pours millions of betales into rehabilitation programs annually, and The Governor has been self-declared as the Most Supreme Magnificent Overlord of Everything You Ever Saw. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Divine Rite's national animal is the deer.

Divine Rite is ranked 167,537th in the world and 14th in Purgatory for Most Developed, scoring 37.13 on the Human Development Index.

Most Authoritarian: 161stMost Conservative: 209thMost Extreme: 520thMost Income Equality: 689thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 3,785thTop
Most Stationary: 10,686thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13,218th
Most Conservative: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Income Equality: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the region

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