by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 759th
The Protectorate of
Corrupt Dictatorship Corrupt Liberal Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Very Good
Basket Case
Political Freedom

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Population124 million

CurrencyYuku yuan
AnimalRed panda

The Protectorate of Yuku is a very large, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 124 million Yukuans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 48.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Yukuan economy, worth 1.05 trillion Yuku yuan a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Trout Farming, Retail, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Automobile Manufacturing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 8,457 Yuku yuan, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

People accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, a sudden shout of "surprise!" does not herald a party for teachers, masterpieces by male artists are on display in the dumpsters behind the gallery, and elected officials who disagree with Leader have a lot of accidents. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yuku's national animal is the Red panda.

Yuku is ranked 169,943rd in the world and 5,375th in the Rejected Realms for Fattest Citizens, with 9.31 Obesity Rate.

Most Income Equality: 759th
Most Income Equality: 21st in the region

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