by Max Barry

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Nudest: 407thMost Cheerful Citizens: 19,862ndMost Rebellious Youth: 20,581st
The Paradaisu of
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Population2.036 billion

LeaderHikaru Tomiyasu


The Paradaisu of Yosaka is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Hikaru Tomiyasu with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, enforced nudity, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 2.036 billion Yosakans 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sakohama. The average income tax rate is 42.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Yosakan economy, worth 100 trillion eurobucks a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 49,198 eurobucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens must pay to enjoy Yosaka's pristine beaches, Mr Happy's Funland has just been named Yosaka's new capital, Hikaru Tomiyasu has just been declared ruler of Yosaka in an international press conference, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yosaka's national animal is the swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shinto.

Yosaka is ranked 245,377th in the world and 81st in Palmetto for Most Primitive, scoring -95.55 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Nudest: 407thTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 19,862ndMost Rebellious Youth: 20,581stLargest Publishing Industry: 30,992nd
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Inclusive: 8th in the region

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