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Most Valuable International Artwork: 422ndRudest Citizens: 473rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,720th
The Holy Federation of
Capitalist Paradise
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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York Zionia

Population3.018 billion

CapitalFort Zuidas
LeaderGaius Berenson
Faiththe Tradition

CurrencyKryptoad
AnimalKodiak

The Holy Federation of York Zionia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gaius Berenson with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 3.018 billion York Zionians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Fort Zuidas. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 37.9%.

The frighteningly efficient York Zionian economy, worth 836 trillion Kryptoads a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 277,145 Kryptoads, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,139,818 per year while the poor average 44,429, a ratio of 25.7 to 1.

A shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods, and Gaius Berenson's new android secretary is the latest media darling. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. York Zionia's national animal is the Kodiak, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is the Tradition.

York Zionia is ranked 4,070th in the world and 39th in Forest for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 19,476.34 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 422ndRudest Citizens: 473rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,720thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,185thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 2,926thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,080thMost Cultured: 3,137thMost Efficient Economies: 3,330thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,529thMost Devout: 3,661stMost Patriotic: 3,683rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,757thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,934thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,971stSmartest Citizens: 4,035thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,070thMost Influential: 4,092ndMost Developed: 4,986thHighest Food Quality: 5,450thLargest Retail Industry: 5,457thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,138thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,297thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,406thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,867thLargest Mining Sector: 7,248thLargest Black Market: 7,820thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,201stLargest Governments: 9,072ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,308thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,561stMost Armed: 10,672ndMost Inclusive: 11,873rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,714thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 14,373rdLargest Gambling Industry: 14,503rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,776thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,818thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,908thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,249thLongest Average Lifespans: 24,980th
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11th in the regionMost Patriotic: 13th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 22nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionMost Devout: 26th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 30th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Black Market: 34th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in York Zionia, Gaius Berenson's new android secretary is the latest media darling.
  • : Following new legislation in York Zionia, members of the government all have oddly similar anecdotes about their childhoods.
  • : Following new legislation in York Zionia, truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills.
  • : Following new legislation in York Zionia, a shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills.
  • : Following new legislation in York Zionia, the single fish caught by York Zionian fishers last year is cited as evidence of York Zionia's thriving fisheries.
  • : Following new legislation in York Zionia, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
  • : York Zionia voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn A Bloodred Moon".
  • : Following new legislation in York Zionia, tax returns detail how many games of slots each citizen will be able to play with their refund.
  • : Following new legislation in York Zionia, rundown towns are frequently sold to billionaires for their pet projects.
  • : York Zionia was reclassified from "Corporate Bordello" to "Capitalist Paradise".

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