by Max Barry

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st Fattest Citizens: 2nd Most Armed: 3rd
The Infection of
Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population29.707 billion

LeaderHaruhi Suzumiya


The Infection of Edgemaster is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Haruhi Suzumiya with an iron fist, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, sprawling nuclear power plants, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 29.707 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, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. 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 24,829 trillion Gils a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 835,813 Gils, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Babies are increasingly seen as a luxury, computers have been put in control of the economy to keep computers from controlling the economy, suspicious glow-in-the-dark wasps remain a source of terror and awe, and theories abound over why conspiracy theorists are being arrested. 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 25th in the world and 2nd in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 33,840.69 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1stFattest Citizens: 2ndMost Armed: 3rdLargest Gambling Industry: 4thMost Avoided: 6thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9thHighest Crime Rates: 10thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10thHighest Average Incomes: 20thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22ndHighest Poor Incomes: 25thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25thHighest Economic Output: 29thMost Rebellious Youth: 30thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 33rdLargest Retail Industry: 35thMost Corrupt Governments: 41stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 53rdMost Secular: 54thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 54thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 64thLargest Insurance Industry: 89thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 91stLargest Mining Sector: 94thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 101stMost Scientifically Advanced: 107thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 198thLargest Agricultural Sector: 210thRudest Citizens: 323rdLargest Black Market: 525thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 662ndMost Influential: 682ndMost Efficient Economies: 724thLargest Information Technology Sector: 959thLargest Populations: 1,450thTop
Largest Governments: 3,017thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,055thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,470thNudest: 3,559thSmartest Citizens: 5,607thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,245thTop
Most Cultured: 9,662ndMost Subsidized Industry: 13,943rd
Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market and Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, theories abound over why conspiracy theorists are being arrested.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, suspicious glow-in-the-dark wasps remain a source of terror and awe.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, computers have been put in control of the economy to keep computers from controlling the economy.
  • : Edgemaster was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, babies are increasingly seen as a luxury.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, books are so highly regarded in Edgemaster that libraries are often revered as holy shrines.
  • : Edgemaster endorsed The Peaceful Land-Area of GabeWorld.
  • : Edgemaster was endorsed by The Peaceful Land-Area of GabeWorld.
  • : Following new legislation in Edgemaster, royal princesses are recognizable by their plastic tiaras.


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