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The Federation of Yalkan

“Under skyggen blomstrer vi”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Yalkan

Population6.722 billion

CapitalZeta
LeaderKing Amias I

CurrencyDram
AnimalDipper

The Federation of Yalkan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by King Amias I with a fair hand, and renowned for its state-planned economy, public floggings, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.722 billion Yalken hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zeta. The average income tax rate is 74.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Yalken economy, worth 923 trillion Drams a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 137,437 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 capable 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 15,508th in the world and 863rd in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 79.12 Years.

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Most Influential: 1,664thHighest Drug Use: 6,673rdTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,214thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,564thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,818thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,050thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,309thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,477thMost Inclusive: 10,514thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,628thNudest: 11,217thLowest Crime Rates: 11,517thMost Developed: 12,206thSafest: 12,785thMost Cultured: 12,961stMost Secular: 13,118thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,143rdMost Efficient Economies: 13,697thLargest Governments: 13,870thMost Compassionate Citizens: 13,908thNicest Citizens: 14,029thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,604thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,950thHighest Average Incomes: 15,115th
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Highest Drug Use: 163rd in the regionNudest: 305th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 387th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 399th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 458th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 468th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 479th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 481st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 502nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 565th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 576th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 588th in the regionLargest Populations: 594th in the regionMost Inclusive: 637th in the regionMost Influential: 644th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 650th in the regionMost Cultured: 665th in the regionSafest: 671st in the regionLargest Governments: 681st in the regionMost Secular: 699th in the regionMost Developed: 707th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 708th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 715th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 726th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 737th in the region

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