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Most Influential: 438thLargest Gambling Industry: 787thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 949th
The Woulda Been United States of
Father Knows Best State
In God I Trust
President Huey P Long
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Region
Civil Rights
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Economy
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Political Freedom
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Yarosluv

Population13.389 billion

CapitalSalt Lake City
LeaderPresident Huey P Long
FaithBaptism

Currencydollar
AnimalAxolotl

The Woulda Been United States of Yarosluv is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by President Huey P Long with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, pith helmet sales, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 13.389 billion Americans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Industry and Education also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Salt Lake City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 53.0%.

The frighteningly efficient American economy, worth a remarkable 3,440 trillion dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 256,962 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 807,079 per year while the poor average 62,642, a ratio of 12.9 to 1.

The youth vote is only counted when kindergarten teachers ask who drew the best picture, signatures have been replaced with illegible scribbles, taking a walk on the wild side is punishable by death, and to 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Yarosluv's national animal is the Axolotl, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Baptism.

Yarosluv is ranked 206,221st in the world and 53rd in The Graveyard for Most Avoided, scoring 0.75 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Influential: 438thLargest Gambling Industry: 787thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 949thMost Armed: 996thHighest Crime Rates: 1,138thMost Efficient Economies: 1,510thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,606thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,698thLargest Black Market: 1,770thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,894thMost Devout: 2,148thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,218thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,642ndMost Cultured: 2,798thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,870thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,056thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,144thHighest Average Incomes: 3,155thHighest Economic Output: 3,259thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,914thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,332ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,527thLargest Governments: 7,971stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,632ndSmartest Citizens: 9,274thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,068thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,203rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,486thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,208thMost Developed: 15,139thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,036thLargest Populations: 16,254thRudest Citizens: 18,773rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,522ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,859th
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 5th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the region

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