by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 8th Highest Crime Rates: 60th Most Advanced Public Education: 78th
The Xenopolis of
New York Times Democracy
Ⓐrtists, not Ⓐrmies!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Population29.526 billion


The Xenopolis of YoriZ is a gargantuan, genial nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 29.526 billion murderous book fans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient worker-controlled economy, worth a remarkable 7,647 trillion e-gold™s 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Information Technology and Book Publishing. 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 an amazing 259,006 e-gold™s, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Surveillance cameras are banned, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets, firebombing politicians' offices has become a common way of expressing dissatisfaction, and space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. YoriZ's national animal is the bureau©rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

YoriZ is ranked 169,957th in the world and 106th in Anarchy for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -50.48 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Black Market: 8thHighest Crime Rates: 60thMost Advanced Public Education: 78thLargest Information Technology Sector: 108thMost Rebellious Youth: 139thMost Developed: 147thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 153rdMost Armed: 169thMost Cheerful Citizens: 187thMost Beautiful Environments: 189thLongest Average Lifespans: 211thBest Weather: 261stLargest Welfare Programs: 267thMost Cultured: 274thHealthiest Citizens: 316thMost Efficient Economies: 330thSmartest Citizens: 399thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 441stNicest Citizens: 467thHighest Economic Output: 479thMost Influential: 603rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 635thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 783rdLargest Publishing Industry: 911thMost Compassionate Citizens: 925thHighest Poor Incomes: 940thLargest Populations: 954thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,379thMost Inclusive: 1,649thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,155thHighest Average Incomes: 2,170thMost Secular: 2,915thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,723rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,757thMost Pacifist: 4,808thLargest Governments: 4,875thMost Politically Free: 5,072ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,108thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,417thTop
Nudest: 14,151stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,871st
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, firebombing politicians' offices has become a common way of expressing dissatisfaction.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, park rangers struggle to deal with a rash of stolen pic-a-nic baskets.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, a primitive society is being eroded as its youth flock to the modern world.
  • : YoriZ was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, the leading national news source is 'my cousin Billy-Bob on MyFace'.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, mathematicians are hated by children across the country.


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