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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st Fattest Citizens: 1st Most Armed: 4th
The Infection of
Compulsory Consumerist State
KICK LOGIC OUT AND DO THE IMPOSSIBLE!!
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Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
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The Infection of Edgemaster is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Haruhi Suzumiya with an iron fist, and renowned for its aversion to nipples, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 25.879 billion Burst Linkians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seireitei. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Burst Linkian economy, worth an astonishing 20,207 trillion Gils a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 780,856 Gils, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,439,602 per year while the poor average 66,905, a ratio of 66.4 to 1.

Emigrants arrive on foreign shores with nothing but pocket sand, penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative', construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, and the government is lending a hand to private industry. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Edgemaster's national animal is the Hollow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Haruhiism.

Edgemaster is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Capitalist Paradise for Most Avoided, scoring 7,373.8 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1stFattest Citizens: 1stMost Armed: 4thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4thMost Avoided: 4thLargest Gambling Industry: 5thLargest Retail Industry: 9thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 12thHighest Crime Rates: 15thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 26thHighest Average Incomes: 26thMost Corrupt Governments: 27thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 32ndMost Rebellious Youth: 34thHighest Economic Output: 35thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 37thMost Secular: 43rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 55thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 57thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 66thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 69thRudest Citizens: 78thMost Scientifically Advanced: 89thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 96thLargest Mining Sector: 104thLargest Insurance Industry: 107thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 131stLargest Agricultural Sector: 219thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 263rdMost Influential: 467thLargest Information Technology Sector: 626thHighest Drug Use: 747thMost Efficient Economies: 775thLargest Populations: 1,596thNudest: 1,678thTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,516thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,041stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,494thLargest Governments: 3,543rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,933rdSmartest Citizens: 6,447thMost Stationary: 7,317thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,373rdMost Cultured: 7,518thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 10,323rd
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Most Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, the government is lending a hand to private industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, penurious citizens die from easily remedied ailments because they aren't 'taking enough initiative'.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, emigrants arrive on foreign shores with nothing but pocket sand.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, citizens have reported seeing strange rays of light emanating from the moon.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, the country is preparing for war.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, Haruhi Suzumiya has been declared supreme ruler for all eternity.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.

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