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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3rdFattest Citizens: 6thLargest Gambling Industry: 6th
The Infection of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population40.342 billion

LeaderHaruhi Suzumiya


The Infection of Edgemaster is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Haruhi Suzumiya with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, enslaved workforce, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 40.342 billion Burst Linkians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. 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 33,483 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 830,002 Gils, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.6 times as much as the poorest.

A shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills, citizens sell their moldy bread as homemade penicillin, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, and the country is littered with broken homes. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. 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 284,066th in the world and 131st in Capitalist Paradise for Lowest Crime Rates, with 1.13 law-abiding acts per hour.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3rdFattest Citizens: 6thLargest Gambling Industry: 6thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10thMost Avoided: 10thMost Armed: 11thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14thHighest Crime Rates: 20thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25thMost Rebellious Youth: 27thHighest Economic Output: 29thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 29thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 39thHighest Average Incomes: 44thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 57thLargest Insurance Industry: 70thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 72ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 76thMost Corrupt Governments: 90thLargest Mining Sector: 106thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 123rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 124thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 131stMost Efficient Economies: 141stHighest Drug Use: 201stMost Secular: 225thLargest Retail Industry: 252ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 259thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 295thHighest Poor Incomes: 306thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 442ndMost Influential: 572ndRudest Citizens: 776thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 895thLargest Populations: 1,240thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,934thTop
Largest Governments: 3,719thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,752ndLargest Black Market: 3,880thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,114thNudest: 5,137thSmartest Citizens: 6,209thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,018thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,106thMost Cultured: 8,186thMost Stationary: 11,245thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,338thMost Subsidized Industry: 27,081st
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Edgemaster was endorsed by The Confederacy of Woogus.
  • : Edgemaster was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Zombified.
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Edgemaster lost the endorsement of Zinoquia.
  • : Edgemaster was endorsed by Republica jim.
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Edgemaster was endorsed by Zinoquia.
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.