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The Dominion of Yewbow

“Ahhh Whatever”

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

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific



Population388 million

CapitalRainy Day City


The Dominion of Yewbow is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its public floggings, keen interest in outer space, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 388 million Yewbowians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rainy Day City. The average income tax rate is 50.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Yewbowian economy, worth 38.1 trillion Aahs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 98,253 Aahs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, plain-clothes police officers follow Dàguó tourists everywhere they go, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case, and there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yewbow's national animal is the Coelacanth.

Yewbow is ranked 160,806th in the world and 8,302nd in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -8.83 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 878thTop
Nudest: 2,668thMost Secular: 3,718thMost Influential: 3,720thTop
Most Armed: 11,725thLargest Retail Industry: 12,910thMost Conservative: 13,037thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,085thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14,948th
Nudest: 104th in the regionMost Secular: 197th in the regionMost Armed: 358th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 533rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 589th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 597th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 614th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 742nd in the regionMost Conservative: 748th in the region

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