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The Queen's State of Snelltown

“Prosperity” the Governor

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Minnesota

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Snelltown

Population22.715 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Snelltown is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by the Governor with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 22.715 billion Towners enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 15.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Snelltownian economy, worth 910 trillion betales a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Pizza Delivery industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 40,081 betales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Snelltown has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, The Governor has just been declared ruler of Snelltown in an international press conference, the government's official stance on religion is that it is so very silly, and Snelltown successfully hosted the Minnesota Olympics. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Snelltown's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Snelltown is ranked 29,966th in the world and 4th in Minnesota for Most Politically Free, scoring 78.67 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Populations: 4,682ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 8,715thTop
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Most Influential: 13,026thHighest Economic Output: 18,698th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Average: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the region

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