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The Commonwealth of Yalkan

“Under skyggen blomstrer vi”

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

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Yalkan

Population8.648 billion

CapitalZeta
LeaderKing Amias I

CurrencyDram
AnimalDipper

The Commonwealth of Yalkan is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by King Amias I with a fair hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.648 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, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zeta. The average income tax rate is 75.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Yalken economy, worth a remarkable 1,184 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 136,922 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 200,220th in the world and 9,659th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -14.28 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 899thTop
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Most Influential: 3,114thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,991stHighest Poor Incomes: 9,272ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,222ndTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,686thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,972ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,180thMost Inclusive: 11,438thLowest Crime Rates: 11,833rdMost Cultured: 12,349thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,517thMost Developed: 12,854thHighest Drug Use: 12,948thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,970thSafest: 13,767thHighest Economic Output: 13,969thLargest Governments: 14,142ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,091stMost Secular: 15,340thMost Efficient Economies: 15,434thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,309thNicest Citizens: 16,419thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,609thHighest Average Incomes: 16,730thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,955thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,436thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,560thSmartest Citizens: 17,827thMost Valuable International Artwork: 18,919thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,953rdNudest: 19,423rd
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Highest Drug Use: 189th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 402nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 410th in the regionNudest: 442nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 444th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 484th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 493rd in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 552nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 554th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 576th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 585th in the regionMost Cultured: 587th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 588th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 597th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 618th in the regionMost Inclusive: 648th in the regionLargest Governments: 657th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 670th in the regionMost Developed: 687th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 694th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 712th in the regionSafest: 728th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 769th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 778th in the regionMost Secular: 815th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 847th in the regionMost Influential: 852nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 871st in the regionNicest Citizens: 881st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 885th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 888th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 896th in the regionMost Stationary: 908th in the region

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