by Max Barry

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Most Developed: 4thHealthiest Citizens: 6thLongest Average Lifespans: 6th
The Rising Sun's Land of
Authoritarian Democracy Mouth-Breathing Creationists
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population29.256 billion


Animalgreen pheasant

The Rising Sun's Land of Yaorozu is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Mikado with an even hand, and notable for its public floggings, ubiquitous missile silos, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, cheerful population of 29.256 billion Yaorozu-no-tami are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Asuka. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Yaorozu economy, worth a remarkable 7,455 trillion yen a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 254,844 yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Getting milk from the local corner store no longer requires donning advanced hiking gear, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country, self-driving cars obey the road rules even during emergencies, and the government is pouring billions into replacement brains. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yaorozu's national animal is the green pheasant, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Shinto.

Yaorozu is ranked 6th in the world and 1st in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 105.7 Years.

Most Developed: 4thHealthiest Citizens: 6thLongest Average Lifespans: 6thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12thLowest Crime Rates: 13thLeast Corrupt Governments: 13thSafest: 13thBest Weather: 18thMost Pacifist: 18thMost Beautiful Environments: 19thMost Cultured: 25thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29thSmartest Citizens: 45thMost Compassionate Citizens: 63rdNicest Citizens: 66thMost Cheerful Citizens: 118thMost Influential: 121stMost Valuable International Artwork: 185thMost Advanced Public Education: 302ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 329thMost Stationary: 357thHighest Average Tax Rates: 406thLargest Publishing Industry: 434thLargest Governments: 531stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 555thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 561stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 678thHighest Economic Output: 790thMost Secular: 808thMost Scientifically Advanced: 916thMost Efficient Economies: 1,269thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,762ndLargest Welfare Programs: 1,779thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,922ndTop
Largest Populations: 2,201stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,781stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,212thHighest Average Incomes: 3,225thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 11,459th
Healthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25th in the regionLargest Governments: 27th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 31st in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionMost Secular: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 43rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 69th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 98th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 100th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 113th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 152nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 152nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 444th in the region

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