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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 575thMost Influential: 926thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,697th
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Yalkan

Population10.322 billion

CapitalZeta
LeaderKing Amias I

CurrencyDram
AnimalDipper

The Commonwealth of Yalkan is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by King Amias I with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 10.322 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 1,318 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 13,438th in the world and 772nd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 88.24 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 4,697thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,856thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,878thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,374thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,376thLowest Crime Rates: 12,006thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,068thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,250thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 12,348thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,390thMost Inclusive: 12,404thSafest: 12,459thNudest: 12,659thMost Cultured: 12,705thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,257thMost Developed: 13,438thHighest Economic Output: 13,688thLargest Governments: 14,238thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,159thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,907thMost Efficient Economies: 16,019thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,426thMost Secular: 16,517thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,559thHighest Drug Use: 16,625thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,891stNicest Citizens: 16,974thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,615thBest Weather: 17,739thSmartest Citizens: 18,242ndMost Advanced Public Education: 20,416thHighest Average Incomes: 20,512thLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,497th
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Highest Drug Use: 216th in the regionMost Influential: 342nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 378th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 405th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 427th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 441st in the regionNudest: 446th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 451st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 459th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 590th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 608th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 631st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 638th in the regionMost Cultured: 652nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 652nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 661st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 666th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 678th in the regionSafest: 715th in the regionLargest Governments: 723rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 736th in the regionMost Inclusive: 749th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 767th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 767th in the regionMost Developed: 772nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 842nd in the regionMost Secular: 846th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 911th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 936th in the region

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