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Largest Black Market: 10th Highest Crime Rates: 58th Largest Information Technology Sector: 63rd
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YoriZ

Population32.285 billion

Leaderautonomous leadership

Currencye-gold™
Animalbureau©rat

The Xenopolis of YoriZ is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by autonomous leadership with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 32.285 billion well-informed floating voters 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 large, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Administration also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 96.8%.

The frighteningly efficient worker-controlled economy, worth a remarkable 9,725 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 301,240 e-gold™s, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Married couples must call each other "darling" or risk a fine, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, the nation has nearly as many history museums as well-informed floating voters, and authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets. 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 404th in the world and 4th in Anarchy for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 15,321.97 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Black Market: 10thHighest Crime Rates: 58thLargest Information Technology Sector: 63rdMost Rebellious Youth: 120thMost Advanced Public Education: 139thMost Beautiful Environments: 160thMost Developed: 161stMost Cheerful Citizens: 189thBest Weather: 190thLongest Average Lifespans: 198thMost Armed: 198thMost Cultured: 259thHealthiest Citizens: 268thHighest Poor Incomes: 275thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 311thMost Efficient Economies: 315thNicest Citizens: 321stHighest Economic Output: 338thSmartest Citizens: 368thLargest Publishing Industry: 370thMost Secular: 397thLargest Welfare Programs: 404thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 424thMost Compassionate Citizens: 469thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 560thMost Inclusive: 615thMost Influential: 708thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 795thLeast Corrupt Governments: 891stLargest Populations: 910thHighest Average Incomes: 1,539thTop
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Most Pacifist: 1,818thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,033rdLargest Governments: 4,153rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,295thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,316thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,446thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,527thMost Income Equality: 6,397thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,612thTop
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Most Politically Free: 9,227thMost Stationary: 11,543rdNudest: 11,763rd
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Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, the nation has nearly as many history museums as well-informed floating voters.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, married couples must call each other "darling" or risk a fine.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, hordes of tourists are ruining the environment.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, Autonomous leadership lives life on the open road - complete with groupies.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, flu research is commonly shut down for fear of creating a superbug.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, farting etiquette is taught in schools.

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