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Rudest Citizens: 207th Nudest: 312th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 352nd
The Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Ysarga

Population1.54 billion

CapitalYunaki
LeaderAngela

CurrencyLumen
AnimalAngel

The Republic of Ysarga is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Angela with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, flagrant waste-dumping, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.54 billion Ysargans are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Education, Administration, and Social Policy are also considered important, while Law & Order and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yunaki. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Ysargan economy, worth 295 trillion Lumens a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 191,626 Lumens, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,101,988 per year while the poor average 15,995, a ratio of 68.9 to 1.

A newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Ysargan as 'your finger, you fool', a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction, aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice, and unused plastic recycling bins are being dumped into landfills by the tonne. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ysarga's national animal is the Angel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ysarga is ranked 32,653rd in the world and 740th in the Rejected Realms for Most Developed, scoring 64.98 on the Human Development Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 207thNudest: 312thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 352ndMost Armed: 371stHighest Crime Rates: 397thLargest Retail Industry: 513thFattest Citizens: 683rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,022ndMost Avoided: 1,242ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,381stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,418thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,558thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,849thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,054thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,261stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,176thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,506thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,772ndMost Politically Free: 5,967thMost Inclusive: 6,187thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,301stHighest Average Incomes: 6,356thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6,895thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 8,257thHighest Drug Use: 8,467thLargest Mining Sector: 8,525thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,757thMost Efficient Economies: 10,803rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,505thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,646th
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Rudest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 13th in the regionNudest: 14th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 26th in the regionFattest Citizens: 27th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 32nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Avoided: 38th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 39th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 43rd in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 54th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 69th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 91st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 97th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 110th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 124th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 156th in the regionMost Inclusive: 156th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 163rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 203rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 227th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 236th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 247th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 264th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 292nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 331st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 379th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 380th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 421st in the regionMost Secular: 442nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 444th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 499th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, unused plastic recycling bins are being dumped into landfills by the tonne.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Ysargan as 'your finger, you fool'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, turning eighteen is often referred to as the 'Age of Aquarius'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, for the sake of 'public interest' news programs tell viewers how to home-make Sarin gas bombs.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, machine-peeled candied grapes come in individual packaging for the busy commuter.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, 'The Anti-Government Hour' is a popular programme on many of Ysarga's radio stations.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings.

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