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Most Ignorant Citizens: 65thHighest Crime Rates: 115thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 202nd
The Serene Deliberations of
Left-wing Utopia
One for All and All for Everyone
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Yraipotnoj

Population9.201 billion

CapitalHomesville
LeaderMalandros Gumbhi
FaithDeism

CurrencyLoaf of Hovis
AnimalCapybara

The Serene Deliberations of Yraipotnoj is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Malandros Gumbhi with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 9.201 billion Yraipotnojis 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 medium-sized, corrupt government is dominated by the Department of Administration, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Homesville. The average income tax rate is 41.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Yraipotnoji economy, worth a remarkable 1,043 trillion Loaves of Hovis a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, Retail, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 113,363 Loaves of Hovis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Malandros Gumbhi's new political program is often mockingly called 'Capitalism with a Bigtopian face', bike rage is all the rage, artists attempt to convince the Hardship Fund that their unmade bed is a masterpiece, and drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government. 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. Yraipotnoj's national animal is the Capybara, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Deism.

Yraipotnoj is ranked 743rd in the world and 17th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 27,460.43 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 65thHighest Crime Rates: 115thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 202ndMost Armed: 271stFattest Citizens: 306thMost Corrupt Governments: 334thMost Avoided: 495thRudest Citizens: 638thLargest Mining Sector: 743rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 834thMost Primitive: 1,068thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,384thMost Efficient Economies: 3,373rdMost Subsidized Industry: 3,405thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,449thLargest Retail Industry: 4,178thMost Devout: 4,350thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,440thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,652ndTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,170thMost Influential: 11,919thHighest Economic Output: 16,076thHighest Disposable Incomes: 19,397thNudest: 19,422nd
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionRudest Citizens: 39th in the regionMost Primitive: 49th in the regionLargest Black Market: 89th in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 126th in the regionMost Devout: 172nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 182nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 188th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 200th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 202nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 249th in the regionNudest: 441st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 503rd in the regionLargest Populations: 517th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 836th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 968th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, artists attempt to convince the Hardship Fund that their unmade bed is a masterpiece.
  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, bike rage is all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, Malandros Gumbhi's new political program is often mockingly called 'Capitalism with a Bigtopian face'.
  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Yraipotnoji Space Agency.
  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, the government's foreign policy statements are less threatening than a World Assembly cease-and-desist letter.
  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, textbooks are exactly twice as heavy as they used to be.
  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians.
  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, the nation's ambassadors often conduct their business in jail cells.
  • : Following new legislation in Yraipotnoj, astronauts take one small step for Yraipotnoj and one giant step backward from confrontation.

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