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Most Primitive: 3,122ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,040thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,191st
The Yellow Banana Plantations of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Definitely Hunting For NationStates Easter Egg Issues
Emperor Yuwen Xun
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Yuwen Empire

Population7.646 billion

CapitalYuwen Mountain
LeaderEmperor Yuwen Xun
FaithBuddhism

CurrencyJade Yuwen Coins
AnimalScarlet Macaw

The Yellow Banana Plantations of Yuwen Empire is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Yuwen Xun with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, avowedly heterosexual populace, and compulsory military service. The cynical, devout population of 7.646 billion Yuwen Empireans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yuwen Mountain. The average income tax rate is 74.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Yuwen Empirean economy, worth 712 trillion Jade Yuwen Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized black market in Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 93,219 Jade Yuwen Coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma, a division of tanks navigating "as the crow flies" has driven into a ravine, and commemoration of the Great Texas War costs almost as much as the war itself. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yuwen Empire's national animal is the Scarlet Macaw, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Buddhism.

Yuwen Empire is ranked 33,324th in the world and 19th in Texas for Most Authoritarian, with 1,640.95 milliStalins.

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Most Primitive: 3,122ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,040thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,191stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,952ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,266thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,089thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,998thLargest Black Market: 10,038thMost Devout: 10,933rdTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,982ndMost Corrupt Governments: 15,230thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,648thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,294thMost Cultured: 18,505thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,094thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,414thMost Inclusive: 20,511thHealthiest Citizens: 20,835thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,111thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,407thHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,237th
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Most Primitive: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 14th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yuwen Empire was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Yuwen Empire was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry and Largest Basket Weaving Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Yuwen Empire, commemoration of the Great Texas War costs almost as much as the war itself.
  • : Following new legislation in Yuwen Empire, a division of tanks navigating "as the crow flies" has driven into a ravine.
  • : Following new legislation in Yuwen Empire, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma.
  • : Following new legislation in Yuwen Empire, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Following new legislation in Yuwen Empire, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • : Yuwen Empire's influence in Texas rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Yuwen Empire was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Yuwen Empire, Emperor Yuwen Xun's new door-knocking campaign has the sweet taste of success.

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