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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,092ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,116thMost Influential: 1,694th
The Enlightened Empire of
New York Times Democracy
Our Will is the Will of the Heaven
Emperor Soma
Influence
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Abyssal Phantasm

Population3.005 billion

CapitalElysium
LeaderEmperor Soma
FaithThe Great Machine God Pantheon

CurrencyUltima
AnimalDivine Dragon

The Enlightened Empire of Abyssal Phantasm is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Soma with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and public floggings. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 3.005 billion Abyssal Phantasmians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elysium. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Abyssal Phantasmian economy, worth 629 trillion Ultimas a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an amazing 209,350 Ultimas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Door-to-door salesmen are frequently beaten up by 'vigilantes', children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is, demand for night vision goggles and boat engine mufflers has spiked, and the subway is dead quiet in early afternoons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Abyssal Phantasm's national animal is the Divine Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is The Great Machine God Pantheon.

Abyssal Phantasm is ranked 231,056th in the world and 8,190th in the South Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 18.47 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1,092ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,116thMost Influential: 1,694thRudest Citizens: 2,349thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 3,086thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,373rdHealthiest Citizens: 3,633rdLongest Average Lifespans: 4,158thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,502ndHighest Food Quality: 4,558thMost Developed: 4,869thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,945thSmartest Citizens: 4,950thMost Cultured: 5,110thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,110thHighest Average Incomes: 6,076thMost Inclusive: 6,562ndLowest Crime Rates: 6,940thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,140thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,150thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,688thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,902ndMost Efficient Economies: 7,984thLargest Governments: 8,697thBest Weather: 8,703rdMost Secular: 8,781stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,288thMost Patriotic: 11,123rdLargest Black Market: 11,247thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 13,331stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,399thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,129thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,921stMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,492ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,217thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,852ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,240thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,268thLargest Retail Industry: 19,757thNicest Citizens: 20,914thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,017thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22,061st
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 34th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 87th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 100th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 119th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 122nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 131st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 139th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 149th in the regionMost Cultured: 150th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 154th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 154th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 157th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 157th in the regionMost Developed: 159th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 164th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 166th in the regionLargest Black Market: 170th in the regionMost Influential: 177th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 180th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 197th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 207th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 208th in the regionMost Inclusive: 227th in the regionLargest Governments: 234th in the regionMost Patriotic: 236th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 239th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 263rd in the regionMost Secular: 288th in the regionBest Weather: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 318th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 342nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 423rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 426th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 441st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 470th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 476th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 515th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 532nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 539th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 541st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 564th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 606th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 609th in the regionNicest Citizens: 785th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 811th in the region

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