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The State of Yubadai


Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Hatchling

Location: Balder



Population5.878 billion

LeaderHashimoto Kenji

CurrencyYubadaian Yen

The State of Yubadai is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Hashimoto Kenji with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 5.878 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 37.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Japanese economy, worth 905 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 154,049 Yubadaian Yen, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 562,141 per year while the poor average 29,975, a ratio of 18.8 to 1.

Foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, signs saying "No Poor People or Weirdoes" are common outside shops and cafés, recruitment posters proclaim the army to be both fabulous and fashionable, and rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century. 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.

Yubadai is ranked 22,094th in the world and 854th in Balder for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 5,295.96 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Largest Retail Industry: 5,639thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,747thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,966thRudest Citizens: 9,568thTop
Most Developed: 10,461stMost Cultured: 10,526thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,207thMost Efficient Economies: 11,604thSmartest Citizens: 12,328thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,443rdHighest Average Incomes: 12,574thHealthiest Citizens: 12,738thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,018thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,825thLowest Crime Rates: 14,265thBest Weather: 14,493rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,369thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,094thSafest: 16,200thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,827thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,804thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,841stMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,279thHighest Economic Output: 18,613thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18,777thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,110thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,883rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 20,102ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,241st
Largest Retail Industry: 278th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 293rd in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 372nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 373rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 386th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 520th in the regionMost Developed: 545th in the regionMost Cultured: 567th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 576th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 621st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 635th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 717th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 719th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 722nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 731st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yubadai's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Yubadai's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Yubadai was refounded in Balder.
  • : Yubadai ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Yubadai's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Yubadai was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Yubadai's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Yubadai's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Yubadai was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes, Smartest Citizens, and Healthiest Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Law Enforcement and Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Yubadai was refounded in Balder.


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