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The Commonwealth of Yalkan

“Under skyggen blomstrer vi”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population10.063 billion

LeaderKing Amias I


The Commonwealth of Yalkan is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by King Amias I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 10.063 billion Yalken hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zeta. The average income tax rate is 79.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Yalken economy, worth a remarkable 1,320 trillion Drams a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 131,214 Drams, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yalkan's national animal is the Dipper, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Yalkan is ranked 44,970th in the world and 1,579th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 76.76 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 548thMost Influential: 901stTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 3,753rdLargest Welfare Programs: 9,032ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,372ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 9,394thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,208thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,454thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,637thLowest Crime Rates: 11,757thTop
Safest: 12,218thMost Inclusive: 12,248thMost Cultured: 12,482ndMost Subsidized Industry: 12,877thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,192ndMost Developed: 13,243rdHighest Economic Output: 13,444thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,088thLargest Governments: 14,107thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,821stHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,883rdMost Efficient Economies: 16,018thMost Secular: 16,159thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,599thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,685thNicest Citizens: 16,833rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,867thHighest Drug Use: 16,981stSmartest Citizens: 17,820thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,148thHighest Average Incomes: 19,354thBest Weather: 20,333rdMost Advanced Public Education: 20,830thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,126th
Highest Drug Use: 248th in the regionMost Influential: 341st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 374th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 394th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 394th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 410th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 440th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 466th in the regionTop
Nudest: 538th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 579th in the regionLargest Populations: 591st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 610th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 623rd in the regionMost Cultured: 624th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 634th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 648th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 681st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 684th in the regionSafest: 698th in the regionLargest Governments: 702nd in the regionMost Stationary: 711th in the regionMost Inclusive: 729th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 763rd in the regionMost Developed: 767th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 783rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 785th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 823rd in the regionMost Secular: 836th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 893rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 934th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 934th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 944th in the regionNicest Citizens: 946th in the region

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