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Most Primitive: 170thMost Authoritarian: 250thMost Conservative: 421st
The Holy Theocracy of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Spirituality - Law - Order
Civil Rights
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population4.697 billion

LeaderYan Yashif
FaithAnglican Church of Yanab

AnimalVerreaux's eagle

The Holy Theocracy of Yanab is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Yan Yashif with an iron fist, and renowned for its lack of airports, avowedly heterosexual populace, and frequent executions. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 4.697 billion Yanabis are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Spirituality, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kotta. The average income tax rate is 66.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Yanabi economy, worth 46.6 trillion Dahaabs a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. 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 9,924 Dahaabs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The teaching of evolution has been banned, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations, and government agents stalk the aisles of grocery stores for out-of-stock medications. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yanab's national animal is the Verreaux's eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Anglican Church of Yanab.

Yanab is ranked 239,981st in the world and 17th in Altay for Most Developed, scoring 39.28 on the Human Development Index.

Most Primitive: 170thMost Authoritarian: 250thMost Conservative: 421stMost Ignorant Citizens: 471stMost Devout: 896thMost Extreme: 1,350thBest Weather: 1,418thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 5,889thLowest Crime Rates: 6,465thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,973rdMost Pacifist: 7,636thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,135thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,263rdTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 13,862ndMost Income Equality: 19,506thSafest: 20,341stLargest Governments: 22,735thMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,877th
Largest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yanab's influence in Altay rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Yanab's influence in Altay fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Yanab's influence in Altay rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Yanab's influence in Altay fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
  • : Yanab's influence in Altay rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
  • : Yanab's influence in Altay fell from "Eminence Grise" to "Contender".
  • : Yanab's influence in Altay rose from "Sprat" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Yanab altered its national flag.
  • : Yanab relocated from Balder to Altay.
  • : Yanab was refounded in Balder.


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