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Yalkan

Population10.459 billion

CapitalZeta
LeaderKing Amias I

CurrencyDram
AnimalDipper

The Commonwealth of Yalkan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by King Amias I with a fair hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, state-planned economy, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 10.459 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 80.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Yalken economy, worth a remarkable 1,331 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 127,296 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 13,352nd in the world and 765th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 88.24 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,949thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,714thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,734thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,368thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,128thLowest Crime Rates: 11,964thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,010thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,013thTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 12,225thSafest: 12,337thMost Inclusive: 12,376thNudest: 12,442ndLargest Publishing Industry: 12,453rdMost Cultured: 12,651stMost Beautiful Environments: 12,822ndMost Developed: 13,352ndHighest Economic Output: 13,564thLargest Governments: 14,183rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,962ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,829thMost Efficient Economies: 16,076thMost Secular: 16,367thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,440thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,492ndHighest Drug Use: 16,576thBest Weather: 16,752ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,854thNicest Citizens: 16,947thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,327thSmartest Citizens: 18,129thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,174thHighest Average Incomes: 20,688th
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Highest Drug Use: 204th in the regionMost Influential: 351st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 369th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 392nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 441st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 443rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 451st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 453rd in the regionNudest: 455th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 581st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 624th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 628th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 639th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 641st in the regionMost Cultured: 647th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 666th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 669th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 676th in the regionSafest: 708th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 717th in the regionLargest Governments: 723rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 734th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 757th in the regionMost Developed: 765th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 783rd in the regionMost Secular: 846th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 850th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 905th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 914th in the regionNicest Citizens: 921st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 946th in the regionBest Weather: 950th in the region

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