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Most Stationary: 302nd Highest Economic Output: 451st Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 523rd
The People's Democratic Republic of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Sing Another Fooking Shalalala
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Yelda

Population32.297 billion

CapitalIkat Yeldashĉ
LeaderChairman Diřgę
Faiththe Yeldan Badürian Church

CurrencyNew Yeldan Pound
AnimalKlollen

The People's Democratic Republic of Yelda is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Chairman Diřgę with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, barren, inhospitable landscape, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 32.297 billion Yeldans enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The large, liberal, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ikat Yeldashĉ. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Yeldan economy, worth a remarkable 8,764 trillion New Yeldan Pounds a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 271,386 New Yeldan Pounds, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,337,440 per year while the poor average 31,391, a ratio of 42.6 to 1.

The Yeldan Badürian Church has been named as Yelda's national religion, Chairman Diřgę has just been declared ruler of Yelda in an international press conference, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable, and most of the military's funding goes into researching space-age weaponry. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yelda's national animal is the Klollen, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Yeldan Badürian Church.

Yelda is ranked 451st in the world and 2nd in The Pleiades for Highest Economic Output, with 8,764 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Most Stationary: 302ndHighest Economic Output: 451stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 523rdLargest Mining Sector: 584thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 648thFattest Citizens: 879thLargest Populations: 988thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,091stLargest Governments: 1,189thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,192ndMost Avoided: 1,208thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,237thMost Efficient Economies: 1,439thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,454thTop
5%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1,733rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,736thSmartest Citizens: 1,855thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,998thHighest Average Incomes: 2,196thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,638thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,750thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,808thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,814thSafest: 2,988thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,061stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,781stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,032ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,272ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,291stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,024thMost Influential: 6,059thNudest: 7,084thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,568thMost Pro-Market: 7,882ndMost Cultured: 7,885thTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,188thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,198thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 9,711thMost Inclusive: 10,197thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,267thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,661stMost Secular: 14,710th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yelda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pro-Market.
  • : Yelda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Yelda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Yelda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Yelda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Yelda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Yelda lodged a message on the The Pleiades Regional Message Board.
  • : Yelda changed its national motto to "Sing Another Fooking Shalalala".
  • : Yelda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Yelda was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured.

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