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The Kingdom of Yrtle

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Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: New World Union

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Yrtle

Population266 million

CurrencySunbow
AnimalTurtle

The Kingdom of Yrtle is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, frequent executions, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 266 million Yrtleans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 68.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Yrtlean economy, worth 17.7 trillion Sunbows a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Trout Farming, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 66,692 Sunbows, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Both criminals and civilians are DOA, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Yrtle as a reminder of their "special relationship", and international trade can be a pain to deal with. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yrtle's national animal is the Turtle, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans.

Yrtle is ranked 222,635th in the world and 50th in New World Union for Least Corrupt Governments, with 76.07 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Influential: 6,236thMost Authoritarian: 6,897thMost Conservative: 9,994thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 12,731stMost Devout: 12,953rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,874thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,691stLowest Crime Rates: 23,038th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Yrtle, international trade can be a pain to deal with.
  • : Following new legislation in Yrtle, Brancaland has gifted over nine thousand putrid moose carcasses to Yrtle as a reminder of their "special relationship".
  • : Yrtle voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Gay Panic defense Ban".
  • : Following new legislation in Yrtle, the police think a properly conducted criminal investigation is a real pain.
  • : Following new legislation in Yrtle, both criminals and civilians are DOA.
  • : Yrtle voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate The Embassy"".
  • : Yrtle was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Yrtle, anyone who so much as frowns risks being referred to a mental health unit.
  • : Following new legislation in Yrtle, children are often punished for the sins of the fathers.
  • : Following new legislation in Yrtle, citizens are told that foreigners are hungry ghosts who eat the flesh of the overly curious.

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Endorsements Received: 3 » Cinton, The Democratic Nation of Unovia, and Gooutofhere.

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