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Least Corrupt Governments: 283rdLargest Publishing Industry: 290thNicest Citizens: 377th
The Generous Roots of
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Roast Boar, Warm Bread, Mulled Wine
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Yuletide Yggdrasil

Population4.754 billion

CapitalAshen Tree House
LeaderTannenbaum Kvist
FaithChristmas Time

AnimalYule Goat

The Generous Roots of Yuletide Yggdrasil is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Tannenbaum Kvist with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 4.754 billion Forest-dwellers love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ashen Tree House. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Sylvan economy, worth a remarkable 1,300 trillion passports a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 273,637 passports, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Blackface performers claim they are being deliberately ironic, the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon, footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance, and all animals are equal but some are more equal than others. Crime is totally unknown. Yuletide Yggdrasil's national animal is the Yule Goat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christmas Time.

Yuletide Yggdrasil is ranked 229,079th in the world and 124th in Christmas for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring -19.97 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

Least Corrupt Governments: 283rdLargest Publishing Industry: 290thNicest Citizens: 377thMost Compassionate Citizens: 403rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 463rdSafest: 474thMost Cultured: 486thMost Pacifist: 493rdMost Developed: 505thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 527thLongest Average Lifespans: 562ndMost Beautiful Environments: 610thHealthiest Citizens: 617thBest Weather: 628thSmartest Citizens: 718thMost Efficient Economies: 740thMost Inclusive: 744thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 799thLargest Welfare Programs: 904thHighest Poor Incomes: 994thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,020thLargest Governments: 1,037thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,252ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,269thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,287thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,327thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,696thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,769thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,772ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,904thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 2,688thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,373rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,915thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,629thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,274thMost Secular: 8,369thTop
Highest Economic Output: 13,321stMost Influential: 15,577thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,921stMost Politically Free: 19,702ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,478thMost Income Equality: 22,949thMost Stationary: 23,118th
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 6th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the region

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