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Nudest: 4,511th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,768th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,522nd
The Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Nation , Blood , Royal
King Natchapol of Yalaw
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Yalaw

Population1.391 billion

CapitalYalana
LeaderKing Natchapol of Yalaw
FaithBuddisht

CurrencyPrean
AnimalBright Eagle

The Kingdom of Yalaw is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King Natchapol of Yalaw with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The democratic, humorless, devout population of 1.391 billion Yalawians 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, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yalana. The average income tax rate is 78.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Yalawian economy, worth 160 trillion Preans a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,363 Preans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.

Motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas, it is said that a Yalawian woman's work is never done, lending money has become a major liability, and conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yalaw's national animal is the Bright Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Buddisht.

Yalaw is ranked 24,832nd in the world and 583rd in the West Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 4,784.67 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Nudest: 4,511thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,768thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,522ndLargest Publishing Industry: 10,562ndMost Subsidized Industry: 10,893rdMost Developed: 11,512thMost Inclusive: 13,586thMost Efficient Economies: 14,266thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,345thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,925thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,239thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,541stLargest Governments: 15,616thSmartest Citizens: 15,891stMost Influential: 16,033rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,181stLongest Average Lifespans: 16,979thLowest Crime Rates: 17,189thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,231stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,238th
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Nudest: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 168th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 201st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 251st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 279th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 302nd in the regionMost Developed: 302nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 319th in the regionLargest Governments: 327th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 333rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 352nd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 374th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 389th in the regionMost Inclusive: 393rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 400th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 430th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 438th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 441st in the regionMost Cultured: 443rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 468th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 471st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 474th in the regionMost Influential: 477th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 513th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 546th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 546th in the regionMost Average: 549th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 572nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 583rd in the regionMost Devout: 670th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 672nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 673rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 730th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Yalaw, conscripts often volunteer for a second tour of duty so they can get a ticket to next year's Army Revue.
  • : Following new legislation in Yalaw, lending money has become a major liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Yalaw, it is said that a Yalawian woman's work is never done.
  • : Following new legislation in Yalaw, motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas.
  • : Following new legislation in Yalaw, Y-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
  • : Yalaw voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Personal Data".
  • : Yalaw's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Yalaw was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Yalaw, it is often said that only King Natchapol of Yalaw could bring down Dàguó.
  • : Following new legislation in Yalaw, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.

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