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Population17.378 billion

LeaderPremier Walden Valerius


The Commonwealth of Yuledon is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Premier Walden Valerius with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, sprawling nuclear power plants, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 17.378 billion Yuledonians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terlania. The average income tax rate is 69.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Yuledonian economy, worth a remarkable 1,565 trillion blots a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 90,063 blots, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down, the nation is known as the cheapskates of Balder, nude art is becoming wildly popular, and the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yuledon's national animal is the platypus, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Yuledon is ranked 231,274th in the world and 5,482nd in Balder for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -18.59 on the Hayek Index.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,436thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 3,389thBest Weather: 3,906thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,483rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,203rdHealthiest Citizens: 6,061stMost Stationary: 6,696thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,704thMost Cultured: 7,279thLeast Corrupt Governments: 7,433rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,036thHighest Food Quality: 8,090thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,310thSafest: 8,550thMost Developed: 8,728thNicest Citizens: 9,711thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,237thSmartest Citizens: 10,411thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,816thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,238thMost Influential: 12,652ndHighest Economic Output: 12,675thTop
Largest Populations: 15,238thMost Inclusive: 15,536thMost Pacifist: 19,835thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,009thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22,543rdMost Efficient Economies: 22,680thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,746thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,378thMost Politically Free: 24,486thMost Secular: 24,842ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 24,998thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,838thHighest Poor Incomes: 26,407thLargest Governments: 26,882nd
Most Stationary: 52nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 80th in the regionMost Influential: 107th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 116th in the regionBest Weather: 143rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 175th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 201st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 208th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 269th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 283rd in the regionMost Cultured: 313th in the regionLargest Populations: 341st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 347th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 370th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 389th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 396th in the regionMost Developed: 396th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 419th in the regionSafest: 452nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 467th in the regionNicest Citizens: 476th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 496th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 532nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 556th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 578th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yuledon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Yuledon's influence in Balder fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Yuledon's influence in Balder rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : Yuledon's influence in Balder fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Yuledon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Yuledon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Yuledon was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Yuledon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Yuledon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Yuledon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.


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Endorsements Received: 4 » North East Somerset, Onder Kelkia, Fooooooooo, and Newam.