by Max Barry

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Least Corrupt Governments: 5,441stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,680thMost Cultured: 18,974th
The Celestial Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
All stars under heaven light Yuzhou
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.787 billion

LeaderEmperor Tenmei

AnimalImperial Dragon

The Celestial Empire of Yuzhou is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Tenmei with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.787 billion Yu love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jianse. The average income tax rate is 59.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Yu economy, worth 305 trillion Dis a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 31,246 Dis, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Crime suspects are forced to submit to blood testing, Yuzhou's heavy congestion charges are the bane of motorists' lives, the comic book series 'Emperor Tenmei and the Villainous Corporate Cronies' is a best-seller, and old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yuzhou's national animal is the Imperial Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Yuzhou is ranked 112,158th in the world and 23rd in Greater Olympus for Most Influential, scoring 95 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 5,441stMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,680thTop
Most Cultured: 18,974thNicest Citizens: 19,006thMost Pacifist: 20,207thMost Income Equality: 21,606th
Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the region

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