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The State of Yubadai


Category: New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population4.35 billion

LeaderHashimoto Kenji

CurrencyYubadaian Yen

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.

Yubadai is ranked 12,463rd in the world and 701st in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 82.66 Years.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 737thMost Influential: 1,106thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 4,214thLargest Retail Industry: 4,894thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,299thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 8,129thRudest Citizens: 8,837thMost Developed: 9,788thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,263rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10,325thMost Cultured: 10,720thHighest Average Incomes: 11,477thHealthiest Citizens: 11,875thSmartest Citizens: 12,421stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,463rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,042ndBest Weather: 13,513thLowest Crime Rates: 13,897thSafest: 13,937thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,976thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,253rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,380th
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 157th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 245th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 264th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 340th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 425th in the regionMost Influential: 438th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 472nd in the regionMost Stationary: 492nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 510th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 519th in the regionMost Cultured: 537th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 552nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 553rd in the regionMost Developed: 578th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 636th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 642nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 691st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 692nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 692nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 701st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 713th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 733rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 733rd in the regionSafest: 738th in the region

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