by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,844thMost Influential: 5,689thMost Pacifist: 7,107th
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Western New Yakern

Population1.375 billion

LeaderShenji Akari


The Free Land of Western New Yakern is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Shenji Akari with an even hand, and notable for its soft-spoken computers, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate population of 1.375 billion Western New Yakernians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tokyo-3. The average income tax rate is 70.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Western New Yakernian economy, worth 127 trillion Coins a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 92,527 Coins, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, it is not politically correct to suspect that a serially convicted burglar might steal again, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, and souvenir shops that sell alphorns are taking advantage of gullible tourists. Crime is totally unknown. Western New Yakern's national animal is the Platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Western New Yakern is ranked 93,158th in the world and 527th in 10000 Islands for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 2,628.78 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,844thMost Influential: 5,689thMost Pacifist: 7,107thNicest Citizens: 9,237thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,244thMost Inclusive: 9,600thBest Weather: 10,103rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,807thMost Income Equality: 11,638thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,198thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,221stTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 13,876thHighest Food Quality: 14,233rdSafest: 14,259thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,876thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 16,931stMost Secular: 17,162ndLongest Average Lifespans: 18,332ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,610thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,873rdHealthiest Citizens: 19,494thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19,912thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,517thSmartest Citizens: 22,990thLargest Publishing Industry: 25,901stMost Cultured: 26,308th
Most Income Equality: 33rd in the region

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