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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: Handshaker

Location: Senegal

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Keatsley

Population22.951 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 compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 22.951 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 1,140 trillion betales a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Book Publishing, and Soda Sales. Average income is 49,685 betales, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 253,252 per year while the poor average 5,376, 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 15,089th in the world and 2nd in Senegal for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 5,331.02 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Largest Populations: 3,872ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7,761stMost Pro-Market: 8,271stTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,269thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,426thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,328thHighest Crime Rates: 10,683rdFattest Citizens: 10,906thHighest Economic Output: 12,717thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,089th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Keatsley's influence in Senegal rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".

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