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Least Corrupt Governments: 667th Safest: 992nd Most Pacifist: 1,044th
The Republic of
Left-wing Utopia
Wedontneednostinkingmotto
Uriah Biggles
Regional Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook Dispatches People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Republic of Yiyah is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Uriah Biggles with a fair hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.824 billion Yiyahians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Riah Town. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The large but sluggish Yiyahian economy, worth 591 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 46,110 Yiyahs, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The people elect the Supreme Court justices directly, the Great Yiyahian Melting Pot boils out ethnic heritage, the government is constantly producing new maps to accommodate the continual renaming of cities, and Uriah Biggles's speeches are beloved by insomniacs. 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 131,479th in the world and 114th in Forest for Fattest Citizens, with 7.27 Obesity Rate.

Top
1%
Least Corrupt Governments: 667thSafest: 992ndMost Pacifist: 1,044thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,464thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,515thTop
5%
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,746thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,841stNicest Citizens: 2,322ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,681stLongest Average Lifespans: 2,735thMost Cultured: 2,745thBest Weather: 3,241stMost Rebellious Youth: 3,284thLargest Governments: 4,413thLowest Crime Rates: 5,295thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,453rdSmartest Citizens: 5,940thMost Inclusive: 6,084thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,461stLargest Welfare Programs: 7,528thTop
10%
Most Income Equality: 7,653rdMost Secular: 7,794thLargest Populations: 8,485thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,940thHealthiest Citizens: 12,000thNudest: 12,475thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,614th
Top
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, Uriah Biggles's speeches are beloved by insomniacs.
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, the government is constantly producing new maps to accommodate the continual renaming of cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, the Great Yiyahian Melting Pot boils out ethnic heritage.
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, the people elect the Supreme Court justices directly.
  • : Yiyah was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Yiyah was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, the Top 5% for Largest Welfare Programs, and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, annual Formula One races bring the capital to a screeching halt.
  • : Yiyah changed its national capital to "Riah Town".
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, late night talk show hosts are having a field day over Uriah Biggles's questionably sane new coalition partners.
  • : Following new legislation in Yiyah, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.

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