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Most Valuable International Artwork: 422ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,589thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,685th
The Grand Republic of
New York Times Democracy
From the Sea, We Rule
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Yorkistan

Population14.408 billion

CapitalScarborough
LeaderGrand Mayor Ralph Hunter
FaithChurch of York

CurrencyDucat
AnimalBoar

The Grand Republic of Yorkistan is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Grand Mayor Ralph Hunter with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, strictly enforced bedtime, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 14.408 billion Yorki 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 government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Defense, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Scarborough. The average income tax rate is 22.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Yorki economy, worth a remarkable 1,896 trillion Ducats a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,649 Ducats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Running away is an essential part of the elite forces' hand-to-hand training, psychiatrists bizarrely accompany Grand Mayor Ralph Hunter to meetings with foreign heads of state, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, and it's been a banner year for local vexillology. Crime is totally unknown. Yorkistan's national animal is the Boar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Church of York.

Yorkistan is ranked 166,089th in the world and 7th in Brannackia for Most Extreme, scoring 12.56 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 422ndTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,589thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,685thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,760thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,925thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,094thRudest Citizens: 8,068thMost Developed: 8,669thHighest Economic Output: 8,861stMost Avoided: 9,537thSmartest Citizens: 10,158thLargest Retail Industry: 10,741stMost Efficient Economies: 11,009thMost Influential: 11,428thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,755thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,962ndLargest Black Market: 12,239thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,701stLeast Corrupt Governments: 13,015thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,965thLargest Populations: 17,917thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,712thHealthiest Citizens: 18,819thHighest Average Incomes: 19,224thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,371stLongest Average Lifespans: 19,485thMost Cultured: 19,898thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,324thMost Stationary: 23,786th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Yorkistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments and Largest Black Market and the Top 10% for Most Devout.
  • : Yorkistan's influence in Brannackia fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Yorkistan lodged a message on the Brannackia Regional Message Board.
  • : Yorkistan's influence in Brannackia rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Yorkistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Yorkistan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Yorkistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Yorkistan lodged a message on the Brannackia Regional Message Board.
  • : Yorkistan lodged a message on the Brannackia Regional Message Board.
  • : Yorkistan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.

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