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The Military State of Yosten

“For Honour! For Greatness! For Yosten!”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Hatchling

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The Military State of Yosten is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by General Hanz Wagner with an iron fist, and notable for its avowedly heterosexual populace, parental licensing program, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.003 billion Yostenians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Altenförde. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 76.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Yostenian economy, worth 956 trillion Yis 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 an amazing 239,045 Yis, with the richest citizens earning 8.7 times as much as the poorest.

Endocrinology is a rapidly growing field of study, hiding wrinkles with make-up is illegal, songs in 4/4 time are simply too common for the musical cognoscenti, and couch potatoes are considered to be model citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Yosten's national animal is the Turtle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is National Divinity.

Yosten is ranked 211,921st in the world and 975th in Europe for Fattest Citizens, with 7.17 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Mining Sector: 613thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 782ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 808thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,213thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,228thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,822ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,840thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,427thMost Avoided: 3,153rdMost Devout: 3,319thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,322ndMost Conservative: 3,964thHighest Average Incomes: 4,002ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,283rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 6,686thLowest Crime Rates: 7,893rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 8,218thMost Authoritarian: 9,580thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,695thLargest Governments: 11,792ndTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,204thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,297thMost Efficient Economies: 17,671stHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,176thHighest Economic Output: 19,500thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,047th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 14th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 18th in the regionMost Avoided: 26th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 28th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Devout: 35th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 47th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 77th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 90th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 105th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 112th in the region

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