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Nudest: 1,530thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,059thMost Armed: 8,238th
The Spell of
Father Knows Best State
No chanting
Influence
Hermit
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Yncantata

Population17.607 billion

CapitalAbracadara
LeaderThe Wicked Witch of the West
FaithWitchcraft

CurrencyYnc
Animalcat

The Spell of Yncantata is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Wicked Witch of the West with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, enforced nudity, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 17.607 billion Yncantatans 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 large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Public Transport, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Abracadara. The average income tax rate is 46.0%.

The strong Yncantatan economy, worth 780 trillion Yncs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Woodchip Exports, Gambling, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 44,349 Yncs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.0 times as much as the poorest.

Society and government have been organized according to a feudal hierarchy, the government has undertaken a massive education and health program to combat VODAIS, the rich are forced to sell their cars to pay for more police to prevent their cars from being stolen, and The Wicked Witch of the West has just been declared ruler of Yncantata in an international press conference. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yncantata's national animal is the cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Witchcraft.

Yncantata is ranked 53,861st in the world and 1st in The United for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,778.45 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Top
1%
Nudest: 1,530thTop
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,059thMost Armed: 8,238thLargest Populations: 8,658thTop
10%
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,795thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,331stLargest Black Market: 15,341st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yncantata was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Yncantata's influence in The United rose from "Dominator" to "Hermit".
  • : Yncantata was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Yncantata was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Yncantata's influence in The United fell from "Hegemony" to "Dominator".
  • : Yncantata's influence in The United rose from "Dominator" to "Hegemony".
  • : Yncantata's influence in The United fell from "Hegemony" to "Dominator".
  • : Yncantata was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Yncantata was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Yncantata was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.

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