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Highest Drug Use: 1,602ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,053rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,110th
The Syndicalist Nations of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Democracy & Justice
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Widely Abused

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Yousta

Population2.741 billion

CapitalYousta City
LeaderPresident Sharp

CurrencyYoustan Dollar
AnimalPenguin

The Syndicalist Nations of Yousta is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by President Sharp with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, national health service, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.741 billion Youstans 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 medium-sized, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yousta City. The average income tax rate is 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Youstan economy, worth 375 trillion Youstan Dollars 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 slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Tourism, Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. 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 an impressive 136,930 Youstan Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions, every week is blindness awareness week, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system, and the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue". Crime is totally unknown. Yousta's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Yousta is ranked 33,099th in the world and 178th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Least Corrupt Governments, with 93.98 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Highest Drug Use: 1,602ndTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 3,053rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,110thRudest Citizens: 4,514thNicest Citizens: 4,878thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,037thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,056thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,281stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,300thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,437thMost Influential: 5,673rdLargest Publishing Industry: 5,685thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,351stMost Inclusive: 6,417thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,831stMost Efficient Economies: 6,970thMost Cultured: 8,121stNudest: 8,637thMost Pacifist: 8,701stTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,508thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,861stMost Developed: 11,308thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,465thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,083rdMost Politically Free: 12,150thBest Weather: 12,725thSmartest Citizens: 12,787thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,323rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,580thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,916thLargest Governments: 15,083rdHighest Average Incomes: 16,727thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19,665thMost Income Equality: 20,047thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,567th
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Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionNudest: 7th in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Politically Free: 11th in the regionMost Extreme: 13th in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 21st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 21st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 27th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 30th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 33rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yousta was endorsed by The Commonwealth of PS Suisse.
  • : Yousta was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Yousta, the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue".
  • : Following new legislation in Yousta, the nation is currently revamping its entire education system.
  • : Following new legislation in Yousta, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Yousta, excessive wheelchair ramps on government buildings have been compared to theme park attractions.
  • : Yousta voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Yousta, disaster relief budgets are growing like wildfire.
  • : Following new legislation in Yousta, bars are packed at all hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Yousta, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Youstan as 'your finger, you fool'.

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