Nudest: 136th Most Pacifist: 861st Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,250th
The Lost Island of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Take This, Eat This
Queen Dahut
Regional Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Lost Island of Shining Ys is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Queen Dahut with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, enforced nudity, and hatred of cheese. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.813 billion Shining Ysians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Social Policy, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ys. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The Shining Ysian economy, worth 354 trillion Lucky Silver Marks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 92,926 Lucky Silver Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The recently unemployed can often be seen at the local homeless shelter, military funding has been stripped back, the government is promoting multicultural values with the new 'Just Be Nice, OK?' initiative, and Shining Ysian athletes are close to breaking the 2 minute mile and the 16 meter long jump. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Shining Ys's national animal is the impossible bird, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Shining Ys is ranked 136,507th in the world and 3,808th in Lazarus for Most Authoritarian, with 0.05 Stalins.

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Nudest: 136thMost Pacifist: 861stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,250thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,548thMost Cultured: 1,582ndTop
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Largest Governments: 1,716thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,735thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,798thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,882ndNicest Citizens: 1,883rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,916thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,015thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,246thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,329thSafest: 2,346thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,473rdSmartest Citizens: 2,474thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,741stMost Rebellious Youth: 2,750thHealthiest Citizens: 3,020thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,095thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,347thMost Inclusive: 7,411thLowest Crime Rates: 7,936thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,330thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 8,944thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,654thBest Weather: 12,734thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,781st
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Nudest: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 31st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 40th in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 58th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 60th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 61st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 66th in the regionLargest Governments: 66th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 70th in the regionNicest Citizens: 74th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 82nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 84th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 90th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 103rd in the regionSafest: 103rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 106th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 115th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 122nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 132nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 183rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 192nd in the regionTop
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Highest Drug Use: 278th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 331st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 376th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shining Ys was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Shining Ys was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Shining Ys was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured and Least Corrupt Governments and the Top 10% for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Shining Ys's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Shining Ys was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Inclusive.
  • : Shining Ys's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Shining Ys was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens, Nudest, and Most Pacifist and the Top 5% for Most Beautiful Environments and Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, Shining Ysian athletes are close to breaking the 2 minute mile and the 16 meter long jump.
  • : Shining Ys was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Shining Ys altered its national flag.

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