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The Rising Sun's Land of Yaorozu

“八百万の神天安の河原に神集ひ” Mikado

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific

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Yaorozu

Population27.368 billion

CapitalAsuka
LeaderMikado
FaithShinto

Currencyyen
Animalgreen pheasant

The Rising Sun's Land of Yaorozu is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Mikado with an even hand, and remarkable for its aversion to nipples, compulsory military service, and national health service. The compassionate, cheerful population of 27.368 billion Yaorozu-no-tami are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Asuka. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Yaorozu economy, worth a remarkable 5,841 trillion yen a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 213,447 yen, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Distant and obscure male relatives succeed to the Yaorozu throne, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire, and the tenet of free speech is held dear. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yaorozu's national animal is the green pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shinto.

Yaorozu is ranked 540th in the world and 24th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 18,402.46 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most Developed: 3rdHealthiest Citizens: 7thLongest Average Lifespans: 8thMost Pacifist: 9thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13thLowest Crime Rates: 14thBest Weather: 16thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18thMost Beautiful Environments: 20thSafest: 20thMost Cultured: 31stMost Compassionate Citizens: 43rdNicest Citizens: 46thSmartest Citizens: 67thMost Cheerful Citizens: 114thMost Influential: 127thMost Efficient Economies: 265thMost Stationary: 381stMost Secular: 412thLargest Publishing Industry: 498thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 540thMost Advanced Public Education: 563rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 843rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 867thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,055thHighest Economic Output: 1,099thLargest Governments: 1,196thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,242ndTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,677thLargest Populations: 2,309thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,362ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,934thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,942ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,647thHighest Average Incomes: 4,659thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,396th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionNicest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 37th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 43rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 43rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 45th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 50th in the regionLargest Governments: 60th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 82nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 106th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 147th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 175th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 214th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 231st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 242nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Yaorozu, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Yaorozu was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Democratic Socialists".
  • : Following new legislation in Yaorozu, the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire.
  • : Following new legislation in Yaorozu, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.
  • : Yaorozu was reclassified from "Democratic Socialists" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Yaorozu was endorsed by The Dominion of Jefatin.
  • : Yaorozu was endorsed by The Dominion of Potestasia.
  • : Yaorozu was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Lilomum.
  • : Yaorozu endorsed The Free Land of Gintonicca.
  • : Following new legislation in Yaorozu, distant and obscure male relatives succeed to the Yaorozu throne.

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World Assembly

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