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The Divine Right Empire of Yeno

“Strength Trumps All” Her Divinity Itholia

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Nipper

Location: Lazarus



Population11.538 billion

LeaderHer Divinity Itholia


The Divine Right Empire of Yeno is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Her Divinity Itholia with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, infamous sell-swords, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.538 billion Yeneo are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vitam. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 16.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Yeneo economy, worth a remarkable 3,832 trillion zaus 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Cheese Exports. 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 amazing 332,202 zaus, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,357,902 per year while the poor average 53,806, a ratio of 25.2 to 1.

The well-to-do in Lazarus are never on time for important appointments, professionals are ready to retire by the time they receive permission to use their credentials, the lion is a protected species, and women who can do math in their head are burned for witchcraft. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Yeno's national animal is the lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Itholism.

Yeno is ranked 36th in the world and 3rd in Lazarus for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 39,805.45 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 36thMost Devout: 59thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 59thMost Ignorant Citizens: 69thLargest Insurance Industry: 88thMost Corrupt Governments: 109thMost Primitive: 136thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 229thBest Weather: 306thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 436thHighest Disposable Incomes: 791stLowest Crime Rates: 1,009thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,057thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,130thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,261stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,288thHighest Average Incomes: 1,439thLargest Black Market: 1,505thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,511thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,122ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,174thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 2,508thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,716thHighest Economic Output: 2,947thRudest Citizens: 4,506thLargest Governments: 5,305thMost Conservative: 6,091stMost Efficient Economies: 7,286thMost Armed: 7,512thHealthiest Citizens: 8,393rdMost Authoritarian: 10,054thTop
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,314thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,279thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,647thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,946thLargest Populations: 22,017th
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionMost Primitive: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 37th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 56th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 58th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 58th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 62nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 64th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 67th in the regionLargest Black Market: 84th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 111th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 126th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 132nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 163rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 196th in the regionMost Conservative: 245th in the regionLargest Governments: 265th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 362nd in the regionMost Armed: 373rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 377th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 485th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 621st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 626th in the regionLargest Populations: 707th in the regionMost Extreme: 725th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 842nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Yeno, women who can do math in their head are burned for witchcraft.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeno, the lion is a protected species.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeno, professionals are ready to retire by the time they receive permission to use their credentials.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeno, the well-to-do in Lazarus are never on time for important appointments.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeno, wildlife near farms is slowly becoming extinct.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeno, vacationing Yeneo expect to be treated as royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeno, the hardest thing for a mining operation to dig through is government red tape.
  • : Yeno was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Basket Weaving Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeno, tourists on boat cruises can't figure out why they smell so fishy afterward.
  • : Following new legislation in Yeno, the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes.


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