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The Dominion of Ysiana

“One people, one truth”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus



Population6.696 billion



The Dominion of Ysiana is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Klausbulant with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, complete lack of prisons, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.696 billion Ysianans 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Spirituality, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vernonburg. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ysianan economy, worth a remarkable 1,820 trillion kronor a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Beef-Based Agriculture, Furniture Restoration, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 271,908 kronor, with the richest citizens earning 5.3 times as much as the poorest.

Flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records, to 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase, and tourists call Ysianan beach towns "the fine coastline". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ysiana's national animal is the leopard, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Loeidiem.

Ysiana is ranked 243rd in the world and 13th in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 19,334.49 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 16thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 48thMost Devout: 58thMost Ignorant Citizens: 241stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 243rdBest Weather: 248thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 294thMost Subsidized Industry: 390thMost Primitive: 436thMost Beautiful Environments: 441stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 457thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 493rdLargest Black Market: 526thMost Corrupt Governments: 698thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 992ndLongest Average Lifespans: 1,158thLowest Crime Rates: 1,233rdTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,171stHighest Average Incomes: 2,262ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,283rdLargest Governments: 2,459thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,031stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,239thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,381stHealthiest Citizens: 3,406thMost Influential: 3,689thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,922ndMost Authoritarian: 5,288thMost Conservative: 5,424thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,751stMost Efficient Economies: 6,303rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,547thHighest Economic Output: 7,050thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,291stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,639thTop
Most Pacifist: 9,224thMost Extreme: 13,430th
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 16th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 27th in the regionMost Primitive: 32nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 33rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 37th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 75th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 91st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 93rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 103rd in the regionMost Influential: 123rd in the regionLargest Governments: 123rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 124th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 149th in the regionMost Conservative: 163rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 187th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 211th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 230th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 329th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 375th in the regionMost Extreme: 393rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 396th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 411th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 440th in the regionMost Stationary: 477th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 511th in the regionMost Pacifist: 520th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ysiana, tourists call Ysianan beach towns "the fine coastline".
  • : Following new legislation in Ysiana, to 'cut off family ties' is no longer just a phrase.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysiana, shady doctors seem to have impeccable records.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysiana, flatulent people are left to die of cancer at the end of hospital waiting lists.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysiana, wedding bands come in pairs to form wedding manacles.
  • : Ysiana was endorsed by The Questionable Existence of Your Imaginary Friend.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysiana, people make a career out of medical voyeurism.
  • : Ysiana was endorsed by The Community of Shangri-La Valley.
  • : Ysiana was endorsed by The Republic of The Sigometh Dynasty.
  • : Following new legislation in Ysiana, the aphorism "there's no need to argue" has been dismissed by Ysianans.


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