by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,096thMost Influential: 6,055thMost Pacifist: 7,022nd
The Free Land of
Democratic Socialists
Get Good
Civil Rights
Very Good
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Western New Yakern

Population1.106 billion

LeaderShenji Akari


The Free Land of Western New Yakern is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Shenji Akari with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate population of 1.106 billion Western New Yakernians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tokyo-3. The average income tax rate is 70.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Western New Yakernian economy, worth 100 trillion Coins 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 Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 91,290 Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Travelers are subject to extensive searches if beet stains are visible on their clothing, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit, people are bored of easy crossword puzzles, and a murderous reputation can revitalise a flagging celebrity career. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Western New Yakern's national animal is the Platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Western New Yakern is ranked 145,759th in the world and 672nd in 10000 Islands for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -2 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5,096thMost Influential: 6,055thMost Pacifist: 7,022ndNicest Citizens: 9,284thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,296thMost Inclusive: 9,867thBest Weather: 10,030thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,738thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,944thMost Income Equality: 12,097thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 13,191stMost Beautiful Environments: 13,847thHighest Food Quality: 14,704thSafest: 14,806thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,045thMost Secular: 17,305thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,275thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18,513thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,879thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,358thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,352ndHealthiest Citizens: 20,491stMost Advanced Public Education: 22,318thSmartest Citizens: 23,575thLargest Publishing Industry: 23,866th
Most Income Equality: 29th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 75th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 146th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 149th in the region

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