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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,488th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,950th Largest Gambling Industry: 4,059th
The Free-Market Oligarchy of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Without order, there can be no freedom
General Johannes Marion
Regional Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Free-Market Oligarchy of Edding is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by General Johannes Marion with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, public floggings, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.154 billion Eddingians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marionville. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 17.9%.

The powerhouse Eddingian economy, worth 401 trillion CooCoos a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 186,325 CooCoos, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 811,184 per year while the poor average 27,088, a ratio of 29.9 to 1.

The serf suggestion box would work better if more serfs were literate, shaken martini sales have soared in nations surrounding Edding, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, and wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high. Crime is totally unknown. Edding's national animal is the Kiwi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Zoroastrianism.

Edding is ranked 58,979th in the world and 166th in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 2,354.05 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,488thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,950thLargest Gambling Industry: 4,059thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,170thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,271stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,595thHighest Average Incomes: 5,752ndMost Cultured: 5,868thLargest Black Market: 6,213thMost Inclusive: 8,273rdTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 9,082ndLargest Retail Industry: 9,826thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,145thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,540thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,818thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,921stMost Devout: 11,681stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,733rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,877thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,916thMost Armed: 13,747thNudest: 14,304thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,434thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,329thHighest Drug Use: 17,636th
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Most Inclusive: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Edding lodged a message on the Capitalist Paradise Regional Message Board.
  • : Edding lodged a message on the Capitalist Paradise Regional Message Board.
  • : Edding was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Edding, wealthy pranksters dump refuse on unsuspecting citizens from up high.
  • : Edding was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Edding lodged a message on the Capitalist Paradise Regional Message Board.
  • : Edding lodged a message on the Capitalist Paradise Regional Message Board.
  • : Edding was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Edding, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • : Following new legislation in Edding, shaken martini sales have soared in nations surrounding Edding.

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