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The Gloriously Retired State of Yukkira

“For The Nation, Our Lives Are Forfeit.” Crown Princess Kirin

Category: Mother Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: The North Pacific



Population6.913 billion

LeaderCrown Princess Kirin

CurrencyImperial Banking Note
AnimalWhite Dragon

The Gloriously Retired State of Yukkira is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Crown Princess Kirin with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, ubiquitous missile silos, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.913 billion Yukkirians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seta. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Yukkirian economy, worth a remarkable 2,099 trillion Imperial Banking Notes a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 303,756 Imperial Banking Notes, with the richest citizens earning 6.2 times as much as the poorest.

If foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Yukkira, real estate agencies are being replaced by naval recruitment offices, engineers ask liberal arts majors "Do you want fries with that?", and the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Yukkira's national animal is the White Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Imperialism.

Yukkira is ranked 191,460th in the world and 8,319th in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.87 Crimes Per Hour.

Most Secular: 896thLargest Black Market: 1,027thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,037thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,164thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,541stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,630thLargest Retail Industry: 1,856thHighest Average Incomes: 1,878thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,114thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,560thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,675thLargest Mining Sector: 2,821stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,051stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,339thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,494thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,691stMost Efficient Economies: 3,909thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,530thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,017thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,006thHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,709thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,800thHighest Economic Output: 6,995thLargest Governments: 8,073rdMost Developed: 8,209thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,252ndSmartest Citizens: 9,417thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,660thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 12,255thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,556thMost Cultured: 14,464thLowest Crime Rates: 15,482ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,800thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,026thMost Avoided: 19,222ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,805th
Largest Insurance Industry: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 46th in the regionMost Secular: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 54th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 90th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 90th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 92nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 92nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 92nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 101st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 110th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 137th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 154th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 167th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 180th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 198th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 201st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 212th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 226th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 269th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 283rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 310th in the regionLargest Governments: 408th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 459th in the regionMost Developed: 489th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 500th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 526th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 685th in the regionMost Cultured: 711th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 719th in the regionLargest Populations: 760th in the regionMost Avoided: 772nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 773rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 791st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 855th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yukkira was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Yukkira, the military refers to helpless combatants offering surrender as "sitting ducks".
  • : Yukkira's influence in The North Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Yukkira altered its national flag.
  • : Yukkira relocated from Balder to The North Pacific.
  • : Yukkira was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork and Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Yukkira was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Yukkira's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Yukkira was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Yukkira's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".


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