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Least Corrupt Governments: 783rd Most Pacifist: 1,095th Safest: 1,107th
The Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Wedontneednostinkingmotto
Uriah Biggles
Regional Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Republic of Yiyah is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Uriah Biggles with a fair hand, and renowned for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.308 billion Yiyahians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yiyah City. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The large but sluggish Yiyahian economy, worth 576 trillion Yiyahs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Cheese Exports. Average income is 46,874 Yiyahs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Yiyahians, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, and the nation's WA representatives have received a very public sacking after Yiyah allowed its WA membership to lapse. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yiyah's national animal is the Turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Yiyah is ranked 178,313th in the world and 226th in Forest for Most Avoided, scoring 0.3 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 783rdMost Pacifist: 1,095thSafest: 1,107thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,513thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,558thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,625thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,883rdNicest Citizens: 2,191stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,424thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,887thMost Cultured: 2,934thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,511thBest Weather: 3,538thLargest Governments: 3,726thLowest Crime Rates: 5,663rdMost Inclusive: 6,150thSmartest Citizens: 6,436thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,483rdMost Income Equality: 7,813thTop
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Largest Populations: 9,056thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,482ndMost Secular: 10,442ndLargest Welfare Programs: 10,718thHealthiest Citizens: 15,102ndMost Influential: 16,932ndMost Stationary: 17,080thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,243rd
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Least Corrupt Governments: 17th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionMost Pacifist: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, the nation's WA representatives have received a very public sacking after Yiyah allowed its WA membership to lapse.
  • : Yiyah resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Yiyah's influence in Forest rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Yiyah voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend the Rejected Realms".
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, the nation has nearly as many history museums as Yiyahians.
  • : Yiyah was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Yiyah voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Responsibility in Transferring Arms".

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