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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 577thMost Influential: 923rdMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,673rd
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Population10.31 billion

LeaderKing Amias I


The Commonwealth of Yalkan is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by King Amias I with a fair hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 10.31 billion Yalken hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zeta. The average income tax rate is 80.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Yalken economy, worth a remarkable 1,317 trillion Drams a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 127,749 Drams, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The nation's most popular sport is sabotaging foreigners' hopes and dreams, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, the nation's police officers are famously miserable-looking, and ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yalkan's national animal is the Dipper, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Yalkan is ranked 193,472nd in the world and 7,137th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.22 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 577thMost Influential: 923rdTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,673rdLargest Welfare Programs: 8,853rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,887thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,400thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,404thLowest Crime Rates: 12,027thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,070thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,270thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 12,361stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,411thMost Inclusive: 12,418thSafest: 12,479thNudest: 12,630thMost Cultured: 12,723rdMost Beautiful Environments: 13,282ndMost Developed: 13,463rdHighest Economic Output: 13,716thLargest Governments: 14,266thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,186thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,925thMost Efficient Economies: 16,049thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,480thMost Secular: 16,535thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,578thHighest Drug Use: 16,632ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,885thNicest Citizens: 16,978thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,648thBest Weather: 17,764thSmartest Citizens: 18,276thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,456thHighest Average Incomes: 20,550thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,529th
Highest Drug Use: 218th in the regionMost Influential: 342nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 371st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 403rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 424th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 437th in the regionNudest: 449th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 450th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 458th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 591st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 607th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 631st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 638th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 651st in the regionMost Cultured: 656th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 664th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 667th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 677th in the regionSafest: 712th in the regionLargest Governments: 719th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 735th in the regionMost Inclusive: 750th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 764th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 765th in the regionMost Developed: 775th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 840th in the regionMost Secular: 847th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 907th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 940th in the regionNicest Citizens: 946th in the region

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