Highest Crime Rates: 1,802nd Largest Insurance Industry: 2,200th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,579th
The Peoples' Game of
Capitalizt
Players of the Game, unite!
Regional Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Peoples' Game of Yaopow is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Chairman Yao with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, public floggings, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 4.904 billion Yaopowians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Social Policy and Welfare not funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of YaoTown. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Yaopowian economy, worth 601 trillion Pows a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 122,669 Pows, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 575,902 per year while the poor average 15,562, a ratio of 37.0 to 1.

The law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it, tabloids coo over Chairman Yao's expected child, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association, and a performance of the hit musical "Mamma Tua" has been delayed after squatters were found sleeping in the orchestra pit. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Yaopow's national animal is the YaoCow, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Yaopow is ranked 138,942nd in the world and 3,787th in Balder for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -9.49 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Top
5%
Highest Crime Rates: 1,802ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,200thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,579thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,887thMost Armed: 3,231stMost Rebellious Youth: 4,574thRudest Citizens: 4,606thFattest Citizens: 4,822ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,832ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,147thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,323rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,599thLargest Retail Industry: 6,091stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,302ndLargest Gambling Industry: 7,452ndTop
10%
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,234thNudest: 8,754thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,845thMost Devout: 9,325thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,232ndMost Avoided: 11,892ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,894thMost Efficient Economies: 14,048thMost Pro-Market: 14,158thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 14,198thMost Cultured: 14,400th
Top
5%
Highest Crime Rates: 85th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 92nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 111th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 123rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 131st in the regionMost Armed: 133rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 140th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 181st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 189th in the regionTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 209th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 209th in the regionFattest Citizens: 213th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 217th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 220th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 249th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 262nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 300th in the regionNudest: 314th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 324th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 349th in the regionMost Devout: 383rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 414th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yaopow was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Yaopow, a performance of the hit musical "Mamma Tua" has been delayed after squatters were found sleeping in the orchestra pit.
  • : Following new legislation in Yaopow, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Following new legislation in Yaopow, tabloids coo over Chairman Yao's expected child.
  • : Following new legislation in Yaopow, the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it.
  • : Yaopow's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Yaopow's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Yaopow's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Yaopow was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Yaopow's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".

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