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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 75thMost Advanced Public Transport: 125thLargest Welfare Programs: 200th
The Pond of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal
Do what you can
Influence
Page
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Yeland

Population11.053 billion

CurrencyWater lily
AnimalBeaver

The Pond of Yeland is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 11.053 billion Yelandians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, liberal morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Yelandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,102 trillion Water lilies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry. Average income is an impressive 190,254 Water lilies, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is compulsory, builders across Yeland are blocked up with orders for new public loos, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, and government buildings are being cleansed of anything that might have racist connotations. Crime is totally unknown. Yeland's national animal is the Beaver, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Yeland is ranked 205,129th in the world and 450th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -41.84 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 75thMost Advanced Public Transport: 125thLargest Welfare Programs: 200thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 336thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 421stMost Pacifist: 522ndMost Inclusive: 577thLeast Corrupt Governments: 614thHighest Average Tax Rates: 629thMost Compassionate Citizens: 687thMost Advanced Public Education: 697thNicest Citizens: 713thMost Rebellious Youth: 723rdMost Beautiful Environments: 882ndLargest Governments: 933rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,003rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,011thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,165thBest Weather: 1,362ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,365thMost Cultured: 1,422ndMost Developed: 1,471stSafest: 1,809thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,943rdTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,446thSmartest Citizens: 2,985thHealthiest Citizens: 3,584thMost Efficient Economies: 5,025thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,169thLowest Crime Rates: 6,400thMost Influential: 6,795thHighest Economic Output: 6,926thMost Secular: 7,200thHighest Average Incomes: 7,264thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,273rdNudest: 9,982ndTop
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Most Stationary: 14,345thHighest Drug Use: 16,294thMost Income Equality: 18,556th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 9th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 11th in the regionMost Inclusive: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Pacifist: 12th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionNicest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionMost Cultured: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20th in the regionMost Developed: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 27th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 28th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 29th in the regionSafest: 31st in the regionNudest: 31st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 36th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 37th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 40th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 40th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 42nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yeland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeland, government buildings are being cleansed of anything that might have racist connotations.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeland, artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeland, builders across Yeland are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeland, voting is compulsory.
  • : Yeland was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise".
  • : Following new legislation in Yeland, humble workers tempt fate for a taste of airline caviar.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeland, a common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously".
  • : Following new legislation in Yeland, the big red machine has ground to a halt.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeland, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.

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