by Max Barry

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Largest Black Market: 5th Highest Crime Rates: 55th Largest Publishing Industry: 61st
The Xenopolis of
Left-wing Utopia
Ⓐrtists, not Ⓐrmies!
Regional Influence
Eminence Grise
Principal-Agent
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook Dispatches People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Xenopolis of YoriZ is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 28.479 billion murderous book fans 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 juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient worker-controlled economy, worth a remarkable 7,240 trillion e-gold™s a year, is extremely specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 254,253 e-gold™s, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A performance of the hit musical "Mamma Tua" has been delayed after squatters were found sleeping in the orchestra pit, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, lending money has become a major liability, and youth call each other types of vegetables in lieu of government-banned racial insults. 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 84,116th in the world and 38th in Anarchy for Most Authoritarian, with 0.18 Stalins.

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Largest Black Market: 5thHighest Crime Rates: 55thLargest Publishing Industry: 61stLargest Information Technology Sector: 118thMost Armed: 132ndMost Rebellious Youth: 135thMost Developed: 149thMost Cheerful Citizens: 168thMost Beautiful Environments: 205thMost Advanced Public Education: 208thLongest Average Lifespans: 234thBest Weather: 266thMost Cultured: 276thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 293rdHighest Poor Incomes: 295thMost Secular: 324thHealthiest Citizens: 331stMost Efficient Economies: 331stSmartest Citizens: 390thNicest Citizens: 450thHighest Economic Output: 484thMost Influential: 506thLargest Welfare Programs: 696thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 966thLargest Populations: 985thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,056thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,352ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,370thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,089thMost Inclusive: 2,292ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,453rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,259thMost Income Equality: 5,895thTop
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Most Pacifist: 7,581stLargest Governments: 7,877thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,007thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,681stNudest: 11,661st
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Highest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionMost Inclusive: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, youth call each other types of vegetables in lieu of government-banned racial insults.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, lending money has become a major liability.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, a performance of the hit musical "Mamma Tua" has been delayed after squatters were found sleeping in the orchestra pit.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, the song 'They Got an Awful Lot of Coffee in YoriZ' is a smash hit.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, the mining industry has taken a hit from tighter environmental regulations.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads.
  • : Following new legislation in YoriZ, the mob and the police have recently had numerous clashes in the back alleys of YoriZ's cities due to the government's steadfast anti-casino stance.
  • : YoriZ endorsed The Participatory democracy of Hardcorepunk.
  • : YoriZ was endorsed by The Participatory democracy of Hardcorepunk.

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