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The Armed Democracy of Yolodia

“Pigeon Is Tasty” Leader

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Yolodia

Population3.789 billion

CapitalYoloville

CurrencyYoloton
AnimalGiant Pigeon

The Armed Democracy of Yolodia is a massive, safe nation, remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, public floggings, and national health service. The hard-working population of 3.789 billion Yolodians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The large, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yoloville. The average income tax rate is 56.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Yolodian economy, worth 360 trillion Yolotons a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 95,118 Yolotons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians always seem to take two steps forward then three steps back, the local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags, the government is a clear-cut case of tyranny by majority, and the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Yolodian Navy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yolodia's national animal is the Giant Pigeon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Yolodia is ranked 177,723rd in the world and 7,267th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -2.83 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 1,468thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,653rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,337thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,410thMost Inclusive: 15,906thLargest Black Market: 18,001stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18,835thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,898thMost Secular: 19,281stMost Cultured: 19,359thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,367thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,833rdSmartest Citizens: 23,307thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,362ndLongest Average Lifespans: 24,072nd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 516th in the regionMost Influential: 609th in the regionLargest Black Market: 702nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 772nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 780th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 859th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 876th in the regionMost Inclusive: 930th in the regionMost Secular: 970th in the regionMost Cultured: 970th in the region

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