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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,216thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,371stFattest Citizens: 8,061st
The Heavenly Kingdom of
A land where faith comes true...
Heavenly Emperor Richard Gulivan
Prime Minister
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Population2.609 billion

LeaderHeavenly Emperor Richard Gulivan

AnimalSiberian Wolf

The Heavenly Kingdom of Az-Bandai is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Heavenly Emperor Richard Gulivan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, democratic population of 2.609 billion Bandais live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The tiny, pro-business, outspoken government prioritizes Defense, with Public Transport, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of R'lyeh. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.2%.

The very strong Az-Bandaian economy, worth 191 trillion Aureuses a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Pizza Delivery, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 73,371 Aureuses, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 277,318 per year while the poor average 13,506, a ratio of 20.5 to 1.

Huge explosions in the sky are a daily occurrence in the cities, R'lyeh has restaurants serving every meat from aardvark to zebra, major internet servers have acquired citizenship, and school teachers check the staff room for hidden webcams before complaining about rebellious students. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Az-Bandai's national animal is the Siberian Wolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities, and its national religion is Lavosianism.

Az-Bandai is ranked 53,513th in the world and 14th in Coldonia for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 113.74 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 6,216thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,371stFattest Citizens: 8,061stTop
Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 14,704thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16,553rdMost Rebellious Youth: 24,531st
Most Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the region

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