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Fattest Citizens: 1st Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st Most Armed: 3rd
The Infection of
Compulsory Consumerist State
KICK LOGIC OUT AND DO THE IMPOSSIBLE!!
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Infection of Edgemaster is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Haruhi Suzumiya with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 26.392 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 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 20,892 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 791,617 Gils, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,027,772 per year while the poor average 51,636, a ratio of 97.4 to 1.

The hills are alive with the sound of ringtones, the paparazzi publicize Royal scandals with the utmost delight, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities, and online tourism reviews of Edgemaster are suspiciously positive and amazingly similar. 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 150,956th in the world and 273rd in Capitalist Paradise for Healthiest Citizens, with 0.21 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Fattest Citizens: 1stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1stMost Armed: 3rdMost Avoided: 4thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4thLargest Gambling Industry: 6thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10thLargest Retail Industry: 11thHighest Crime Rates: 13thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22ndHighest Average Incomes: 24thMost Corrupt Governments: 28thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 30thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30thHighest Economic Output: 31stRudest Citizens: 32ndMost Rebellious Youth: 33rdMost Secular: 42ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 58thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 60thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 65thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 67thMost Scientifically Advanced: 93rdLargest Insurance Industry: 95thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 97thLargest Mining Sector: 103rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 128thLargest Agricultural Sector: 218thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 250thMost Influential: 459thLargest Information Technology Sector: 686thMost Efficient Economies: 740thNudest: 1,154thTop
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Largest Populations: 1,578thLargest Black Market: 2,475thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,810thHighest Drug Use: 3,037thLargest Governments: 3,310thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,460thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,800thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5,453rdSmartest Citizens: 5,730thMost Pro-Market: 6,167thMost Stationary: 6,870thTop
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Most Cultured: 9,109th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 19th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, online tourism reviews of Edgemaster are suspiciously positive and amazingly similar.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, the rich tend their gardens inside gated urban farming communities.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, the paparazzi publicize Royal scandals with the utmost delight.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, the hills are alive with the sound of ringtones.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, safe drinking water is considered a luxury.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, major corporations receive tax breaks for no apparent reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, major archaeological findings are frequently bulldozed to make way for new buildings.
  • : Edgemaster endorsed The Republic of Koseowonn.
  • : Edgemaster was endorsed by The Republic of Koseowonn.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, parents live in fear of governmental 'child protection' squads.

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