|Leader||HIM Emperor James I|
|Faith||The Nondenominational Church of York|
The Empire of Golden York is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by HIM Emperor James I with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.545 billion Golden Yorkians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of St Alexandria. The average income tax rate is 83.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Golden Yorkian economy, worth 352 trillion Yorkian Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 138,314 Yorkian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
It is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder, children in school playgrounds can be heard chanting the hymns of the Order of Violet, and where there's smoke there's the Golden Yorkian Forestry Department. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Golden York's national animal is the Golden Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Nondenominational Church of York.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Golden York endorsed The United Kingdom of Brototh.
- : Golden York was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Brototh.
- : Golden York was endorsed by The Syndicalist Federation of Saint Alban Islands.
- : Golden York was endorsed by The Republic of Amecet.
- : Golden York was endorsed by The Soundwave of UnShleepd.
- : Golden York was endorsed by The Republic of Marvinton.
- : Golden York was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
- : Following new legislation in Golden York, where there's smoke there's the Golden Yorkian Forestry Department.
- : Following new legislation in Golden York, children in school playgrounds can be heard chanting the hymns of the Order of Violet.
- : Following new legislation in Golden York, standing on a chair to reach a top shelf is seen as evidence of narcissistic personality disorder.
Endorsements Received: 24 » Xernon, Fishergate, Greater Conexus, Lemonadia, Titanne, Andusre, Islonia, Marie Byrd, Antenion, Levantx, Behniastan, Rayekka, Pundungnagara, East Terentopia, Terentiland, Shoila, Rhyssua, Broustan, Teokratik Serket, Marvinton, UnShleepd, Amecet, Saint Alban Islands, and Brototh.