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The Queen's State of Keatsley

“Just is” the Governor

Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Thriving
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Senegal

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Keatsley

Population24.702 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor
Faithnone

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Keatsley is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, smutty television, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 24.702 billion Keatsleyians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The relatively small, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The thriving Keatsleyian economy, worth a remarkable 1,227 trillion betales a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Basket Weaving industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is 49,705 betales, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 253,354 per year while the poor average 5,378, a ratio of 47.1 to 1.

Keatsley has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, the Governor has just been declared ruler of Keatsley in an international press conference, luxury brands target their advertising at the unemployed and homeless, and one year's corporation tax from three international megacorporations has funded one dozen shiny black pencils for the Governor's office. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem. Keatsley's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is none.

Keatsley is ranked 153,164th in the world and 8th in Senegal for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 49.5 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Top
5%
Largest Populations: 3,733rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,459thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,140thTop
10%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,781stFattest Citizens: 13,180thHighest Economic Output: 13,515thMost Pro-Market: 13,922ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 16,822ndHighest Crime Rates: 16,979thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,154th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Keatsley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal fell from "Diplomat" to "Envoy".
  • : Keatsley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Keatsley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Fattest Citizens.
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Keatsley was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Keatsley was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.

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