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The Free Land of Yezmin

“You can't just know that”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: Lazarus

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Yezmin

Population2.389 billion

LeaderAlex Yezril

CurrencyAlex
AnimalHog

The Free Land of Yezmin is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Alex Yezril with an even hand, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.389 billion Yezrites enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, pro-business government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Yezroli economy, worth 232 trillion Alexes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is 97,491 Alexes, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 528,648 per year while the poor average 9,276, a ratio of 57.0 to 1.

Tumbleweeds made of litter adorn city streets, giant no-kill traps baited with Bapst Red Ribbon and vintage bicycles have been popping up in back alleys nationwide, the government has completely eliminated all childcare programs, and mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Hogs and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Yezmin's national animal is the Hog, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Yezmin is ranked 78,938th in the world and 3,625th in Lazarus for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero Valid Endorsements.

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Most Influential: 1,686thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,415thHighest Crime Rates: 2,566thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,068thFattest Citizens: 4,247thRudest Citizens: 4,479thLargest Retail Industry: 4,742ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,791stMost Armed: 5,269thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,201stMost Avoided: 6,321stHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,187thTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 7,542ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,564thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,626thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 8,515thMost Pro-Market: 9,476thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,003rd
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Most Influential: 14th in the regionTop
5%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 116th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 131st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 134th in the regionRudest Citizens: 180th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 183rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 218th in the regionFattest Citizens: 230th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 242nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 243rd in the regionMost Armed: 250th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 300th in the regionMost Avoided: 343rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 366th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 400th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 431st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 457th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 487th in the region

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