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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,733rd Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,296th Least Corrupt Governments: 2,819th
The Federated Union of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Liberty, Solidarity, Equality
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Yokyo

Population4.432 billion

CapitalVelgrad
LeaderCortard Gamott

CurrencyCrown
AnimalYolkish Elephant

The Federated Union of Yokyo is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Cortard Gamott with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and national health service. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.432 billion Yolks are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Velgrad. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Yolkish economy, worth 475 trillion Crowns a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 107,297 Crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hospitals in Yokyo are too busy serving the needs of The North Pacific to see Yolks, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records, and gossip magazines have pictures of Cortard Gamott sunbathing on the beach with political rivals. Crime is totally unknown. Yokyo's national animal is the Yolkish Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Yokyo is ranked 7,928th in the world and 385th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 5,124.29 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,733rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,296thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,819thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,047thNicest Citizens: 3,638thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,293rdMost Pacifist: 4,598thSafest: 5,617thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,792ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,053rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,148thMost Cultured: 6,439thHealthiest Citizens: 6,610thMost Influential: 6,646thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,016thMost Inclusive: 7,055thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,191stSmartest Citizens: 7,225thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,378thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,928thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,346thBest Weather: 8,365thNudest: 9,001stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,897thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,348thMost Developed: 11,864thMost Secular: 12,447thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,572ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,755th
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 116th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 160th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 189th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 199th in the regionNicest Citizens: 224th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 268th in the regionMost Pacifist: 274th in the regionNudest: 297th in the regionSafest: 315th in the regionMost Cultured: 325th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 342nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 365th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 372nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 374th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 385th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 401st in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 423rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 431st in the regionMost Inclusive: 434th in the regionBest Weather: 479th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 539th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 555th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 667th in the regionMost Secular: 671st in the regionMost Developed: 696th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 707th in the region

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