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Most Advanced Public Education: 58thLargest Black Market: 64thLargest Information Technology Sector: 89th
The Xenopolis of
Left-wing Utopia
Ⓐrtists, not Ⓐrmies!
Influence
Power
WA Delegate
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Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
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Superb

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YoriZ

Population39.557 billion

Leaderdemographically representative panelists

Currencye-gold™
Animalbureau©rat

The Xenopolis of YoriZ is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by demographically representative panelists with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 39.557 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, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Administration, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality aren't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient worker-controlled economy, worth an astonishing 14,090 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 356,201 e-gold™s, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, new funding allows inner city teachers to replace school laptops almost as fast as they get stolen, and the streets are ravaged by murder and violence to prove political points. 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 3,774th in the world and 7th in Anarchy for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 614.42 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 58thLargest Black Market: 64thLargest Information Technology Sector: 89thMost Rebellious Youth: 100thHighest Crime Rates: 101stMost Beautiful Environments: 151stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 178thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 182ndBest Weather: 190thLargest Welfare Programs: 215thMost Cheerful Citizens: 216thMost Armed: 254thHighest Food Quality: 257thHighest Economic Output: 285thHealthiest Citizens: 297thMost Cultured: 305thMost Valuable International Artwork: 328thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 334thMost Secular: 338thSmartest Citizens: 358thLargest Publishing Industry: 393rdNicest Citizens: 422ndHighest Poor Incomes: 466thMost Developed: 491stLeast Corrupt Governments: 503rdLongest Average Lifespans: 540thMost Compassionate Citizens: 561stMost Inclusive: 572ndMost Influential: 764thLargest Populations: 825thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 847thMost Pacifist: 1,027thHighest Average Incomes: 1,410thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,505thLargest Governments: 1,974thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,597thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,774thMost Efficient Economies: 4,164thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,341stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,608thRudest Citizens: 6,978thMost Stationary: 7,234thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,321stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,191stNudest: 10,736th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the region

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