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Rudest Citizens: 123rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 182ndLargest Retail Industry: 190th
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Population3.454 billion



The Republic of Ysarga is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Angela with a fair hand, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, rampant corporate plagiarism, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 3.454 billion Ysargans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government is primarily concerned with Industry, with Education, Social Policy, and Administration also on the agenda, while Law & Order and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yunaki. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Ysargan economy, worth 906 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 amazing 262,360 Lumens, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 751,151 per year while the poor average 72,950, a ratio of 10.3 to 1.

Streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens, surveillance cameras are banned, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, and electrocution deaths among computer technicians are at an all-time high. 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. Ysarga's national animal is the Angel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Necromancy.

Ysarga is ranked 208,239th in the world and 5,285th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -21.47 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Rudest Citizens: 123rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 182ndLargest Retail Industry: 190thHighest Crime Rates: 212thMost Armed: 229thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 268thFattest Citizens: 283rdMost Avoided: 613thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 704thHighest Disposable Incomes: 951stMost Efficient Economies: 978thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,116thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,122ndMost Rebellious Youth: 1,289thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,029thTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,178thMost Inclusive: 2,490thHighest Average Incomes: 2,966thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,275thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,504thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,569thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,889thLargest Mining Sector: 3,918thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,710thNudest: 5,343rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,369thSmartest Citizens: 8,986thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,952ndHighest Drug Use: 13,644thMost Politically Free: 17,102ndHighest Poor Incomes: 18,005thHighest Economic Output: 18,589thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,757thLargest Governments: 20,566th
Rudest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionMost Armed: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 17th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 18th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 35th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 39th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 45th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 49th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 50th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 56th in the regionMost Inclusive: 69th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 82nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 84th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 91st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 114th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 118th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 153rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 163rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 188th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 211th in the regionNudest: 218th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 221st in the regionMost Politically Free: 222nd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 340th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 350th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 383rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 399th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 430th in the regionLargest Governments: 495th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, electrocution deaths among computer technicians are at an all-time high.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, surveillance cameras are banned.
  • : Ysarga was reclassified from "Corporate Bordello" to "Anarchy".
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, streaming video is considered to be a myth by most citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes'.
  • : Ysarga was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Corporate Bordello".
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, polling place volunteers are suddenly opening a huge number of offshore bank accounts.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, nose plugs are the latest Ysargan fashion accessory.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysarga, it is common to see Maxémon Trainer listed on Ysargan resumés.