Nudest: 245th Most Pacifist: 848th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,264th
The Lost Island of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Take This, Eat This
Queen Dahut
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Lost Island of Shining Ys is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Queen Dahut with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.829 billion Shining Ysians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

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 410 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 84,978 Lucky Silver Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, and the nation is known as the cheapskates of Lazarus. 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 31,803rd in the world and 1,125th in Lazarus for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 51.96 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Nudest: 245thMost Pacifist: 848thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,264thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,460thTop
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Largest Governments: 1,691stNicest Citizens: 1,729thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,744thMost Cultured: 1,746thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,880thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,894thSafest: 2,043rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,062ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,243rdMost Rebellious Youth: 2,256thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,424thSmartest Citizens: 2,503rdHealthiest Citizens: 2,780thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,853rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,973rdLargest Welfare Programs: 3,081stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,757thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,458thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,600thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,312thBest Weather: 6,602ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,606thMost Inclusive: 7,538thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,656thMost Secular: 11,548th
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Nudest: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 45th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Cultured: 62nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 62nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 62nd in the regionLargest Governments: 67th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 79th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 89th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 92nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 96th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 107th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 107th in the regionSafest: 112th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 124th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 127th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 129th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 130th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 159th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 234th in the regionMost Inclusive: 235th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 276th in the regionBest Weather: 290th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 333rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 339th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 341st in the regionMost Secular: 408th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, the nation is known as the cheapskates of Lazarus.
  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, the government spends more on chasing distant comets than on basic infrastructure.
  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Shining Ys was reclassified from "Left-Leaning College State" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Shining Ys, disgruntled jocks are forced to play tetris for entertainment.
  • : Shining Ys was endorsed by The Irradiated Wasteland of The New California Republic.
  • : Shining Ys was endorsed by The Phoenix of Funkadelia.
  • : Shining Ys was endorsed by The Holy Empire of Huge Buns.
  • : Shining Ys's influence in Lazarus rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".

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