Nudest: 168th Most Pacifist: 848th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,207th
The Lost Island of
Left-wing Utopia
Take This, Eat This
Queen Dahut
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Lost Island of Shining Ys is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Queen Dahut with a fair hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.974 billion Shining Ysians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

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 98.1%.

The large but inefficient Shining Ysian economy, worth 329 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 82,967 Lucky Silver Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery, workers have seized control of the economy, shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals, and suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks. 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 154,596th in the world and 4,827th in Lazarus for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring -41.78 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Nudest: 168thMost Pacifist: 848thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,207thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,538thTop
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Most Cultured: 1,593rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,611thLargest Governments: 1,692ndNicest Citizens: 1,735thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,792ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,817thSafest: 2,233rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,402ndSmartest Citizens: 2,482ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,597thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,615thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,953rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,993rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,131stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,270thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,393rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,507thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,209thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,437thMost Inclusive: 7,332ndLowest Crime Rates: 7,459thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,253rdBest Weather: 9,035thHighest Drug Use: 9,128thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,957th
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Nudest: 8th in the regionMost Pacifist: 30th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 36th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 51st in the regionMost Cultured: 55th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 59th in the regionNicest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 63rd in the regionLargest Governments: 71st in the regionSafest: 100th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 104th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 119th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 119th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 122nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 134th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 135th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 148th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 184th in the regionMost Inclusive: 204th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 300th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 301st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 331st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 334th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 361st in the regionBest Weather: 397th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Shining Ys was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Left-wing Utopia".
  • : Shining Ys was endorsed by The Perseverence of Loftegen.
  • : Shining Ys's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Shining Ys was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Shining Ys was endorsed by The Anarchic Republic of Adytus.
  • : Shining Ys was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks.
  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals.
  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, workers have seized control of the economy.
  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, young and brooding teens are welcomed with open arms to the Dogwarts School of Strangeness and Sorcery.

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