by Max Barry

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Most Extreme: 21stMost Authoritarian: 33rdMost Conservative: 72nd
The Queen's State of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
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the Governor
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Population13.967 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor


The Queen's State of Trunk is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 13.967 billion Trunkians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 76.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Trunkian economy, worth 54.7 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 3,918 betales, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Trunk has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, journalists giggle uncontrollably while reporting the nation's drug bonfires, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly, and The Governor has just been declared ruler of Trunk in an international press conference. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Trunk's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Trunk is ranked 51,992nd in the world and 77th in The Central Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 18.19 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Most Extreme: 21stMost Authoritarian: 33rdMost Conservative: 72ndMost Income Equality: 164thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 10,279thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 19,100thLargest Populations: 19,223rd
Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 16th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 38th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 45th in the regionMost Pacifist: 54th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 61st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 71st in the regionLargest Governments: 77th in the regionBest Weather: 85th in the regionMost Inclusive: 88th in the regionTop
Safest: 98th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 123rd in the region

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