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The Commonwealth of You Gotta Not


Category: Moralistic Democracy
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Very Good

Location: Artificial Solar System

Regional Influence: Sprat


The Commonwealth of You Gotta Not is a massive, safe nation, notable for its state-planned economy, parental licensing program, and irreverence towards religion. The quiet, industrious population of 1.255 billion You Gotta Notians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 31.9%.

The sizeable but inefficient You Gotta Notian economy, worth 53.8 trillion pesos 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 black market in Information Technology, Retail, Tourism, 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 42,906 pesos, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away, landfills fill the land, underage drinkers are dragged through the streets and put in the stocks, and the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. You Gotta Not's national animal is the elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

You Gotta Not is ranked 224,330th in the world and 4,549th in Artificial Solar System for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring -8.12 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,368th
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 42nd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 363rd in the regionSafest: 385th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 392nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 431st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 472nd in the region

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