|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
The State of Yubadai is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Hashimoto Kenji with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 4.35 billion Japanese enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hinodekyo. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 36.2%.
The frighteningly efficient Japanese economy, worth 670 trillion Yubadaian Yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 154,088 Yubadaian Yen, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 560,245 per year while the poor average 30,153, a ratio of 18.6 to 1.
Drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art, the Japanese delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...", foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, and signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yubadai's national animal is the Ōkami, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shintō.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Yubadai was endorsed by The Holy Violet Matriarchy of Racoda.
- : Yubadai was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Ponantine.
- : Yubadai was endorsed by The Empire of Great Robertia.
- : Yubadai was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of The Notorious Mad Jack.
- : Yubadai was endorsed by The Federation of U S Eh.
- : Yubadai was endorsed by The Republic of The Stratosphere Islands.
- : Yubadai was endorsed by The Empire of Orven.
- : Following new legislation in Yubadai, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés.
- : Following new legislation in Yubadai, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security.
- : Following new legislation in Yubadai, the Japanese delegation to the World Assembly is having a hard time convincing people that international law will "pay for itself somehow...".
Endorsements Received: 178 » Notyoutopia, Shin-Hachioji, Pallaith, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Kwaj, Diodone, Selfgradatude, Puczovska, Shadowrik, Holy Oranz, Yukti, Sunto, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, Siwale, Palisede, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Esplandia, Sil Dorsett, Lemonbiscuits, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Amerian States, General COE, Xentherida, American MapleStory, PlanetPunk, Aroa, Territorio di Nessuno, Wodan, Corfad, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Unimaginable Doom, Eglise Sainte Eve, Kolorland, Atain, Ozstan, Malta Comino Gozo, Lower Nubia, Guslantis, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Former English Colony, New Lakemba, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, Free Culture, and 128 others.Whereisthatistan, The Gamer Party, Sacrento, Empy, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Ethnon, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Aezus, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Camarthen, Oktavio, Bonjoura, Detrivania, Calamazo, New Pruessen, Amauri, The Rhein States, New Bremerton, Spartoptia, SORT, Niradans, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, Newpromisedland, United Kahndaq, Kasazzastan, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Unsophisticate, Kobagia, Federation Terra Australis, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Dreadton, Bearical, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Lunallian, The Pantheons, Ninjak30, Outer Egorniand, Guer Aike, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, Alunya, Steraz, The Sinclarian Provinces, Kuveria, Votak Matim, Egalico, Solmetria, Jasminlandia, Joodey, Ara Antrizuls, Saturns Edge, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Misuvelia, Steampunk Ariel, Zemnaya Svoboda, Plangainer, Haor Chall, Trillius, Torakuen, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Frances Francis the First of France, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Victoriaans Nederlands, Lomjia, 1 very fast endotarter, Nakayo, Ikea Rike, British Pacific Islands, Aratani, Valhalla123, Free Azzaca, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Loutsland, Noahs Second Country, Rynion, Test for a new hope, North Altatude, Elder Realms, Alpinea, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Juggernautilus, Constantinolia, Zumlandia, Astrind, Camemas, Xzavia-Hjar, New Trisone, Glurponia, Penrith, Utopicican, Runeda, Longsword01, Orado, Daiz, Princely Irbis, Lindsaystan, New Octicarg, The Tampa Bay Rays, Sockmanland, Nouvelle Libertalia, Makersaulache, Duerrlewang, Some Random TNP Nation, Grimandia, Cuyan, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Frie Annium, Abject Ludicrosity, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, U S Eh, The Notorious Mad Jack, Great Robertia, Ponantine, and Racoda.