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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 7,854th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,851st Most Corrupt Governments: 12,747th
The Rogue Nation of
Father Knows Best State
For the Good of All
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Rare

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Yolcast

Population444 million

CurrencyCredit
AnimalPiggy

The Rogue Nation of Yolcast is a huge, cultured nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 444 million Yolcastians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Education are also considered important. The average income tax rate is 61.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Yolcastian economy, worth 39.7 trillion Credits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 89,497 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm, organ donation is compulsory, and the government spends billions to protect Yolcast from a disaster that is one in a million. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yolcast's national animal is the Piggy, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Yolcast is ranked 150,976th in the world and 103rd in Northern Redlands for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring -7.55 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 7,854thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,851stMost Corrupt Governments: 12,747thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,058th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Yolcast, the government spends billions to protect Yolcast from a disaster that is one in a million.
  • : Following new legislation in Yolcast, organ donation is compulsory.
  • : Following new legislation in Yolcast, telling someone to 'break a leg' is considered a criminal inducement to self harm.
  • : Yolcast was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Yolcast, marketing departments of corporate giants compete to sponsor little league teams.
  • : Following new legislation in Yolcast, clumsy self-injury is a viable claim in modern compensation culture.
  • : Following new legislation in Yolcast, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Yolcast, manual labourers must be willing to have cybernetic limbs to get a job.
  • : Yolcast lodged a message on the Northern Redlands Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Yolcast, the nation's apology for those it has executed in the last year has come a little late for some.

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