by Max Barry

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Most Pro-Market: 189thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,666thLargest Gambling Industry: 3,218th
The Queen's State of
Anarchy Post-Revolution Embryonic Society
far far away
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population19.902 billion


The Queen's State of Pocorontas is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, notable for its complete lack of public education, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 19.902 billion Pocorontasians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business, outspoken individuals keep a keen eye out for any attempt to organize such a thing, and ruthlessly crush it. Income tax is unheard of.

The strong Pocorontasian economy, worth 593 trillion betales a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is quite specialized and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Average income is 29,838 betales, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 202,868 per year while the poor average 1,603, a ratio of 126 to 1.

Voting is voluntary, Pocorontas's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Pocorontas's national animal is the deer, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.

Pocorontas is ranked 199,826th in the world and 15th in Michigan for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -13.04 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Pro-Market: 189thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,666thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 3,218thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,232ndHighest Crime Rates: 4,594thLargest Populations: 6,467thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,778thRudest Citizens: 10,020thTop
Most Politically Free: 12,564thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13,359thMost Extreme: 15,774thFattest Citizens: 17,578thMost Avoided: 19,214th
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Pocorontas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Pocorontas was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Pocorontas's influence in Michigan rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Pocorontas was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Pocorontas was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
  • : Pocorontas was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Pocorontas's influence in Michigan rose from "Newcomer" to "Apprentice".
  • : Pocorontas relocated from Lazarus to Michigan.
  • : Pocorontas was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Pocorontas ceased to exist in Michigan.