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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2ndFattest Citizens: 5thLargest Gambling Industry: 5th
The Infection of
Compulsory Consumerist State
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Population37.441 billion

LeaderHaruhi Suzumiya


The Infection of Edgemaster is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Haruhi Suzumiya with an iron fist, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, frequent executions, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 37.441 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 primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry is also considered important, 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 30,579 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 816,725 Gils, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 5,679,722 per year while the poor average 40,903, a ratio of 138 to 1.

Government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries, the Treasury has been accused of flushing money down the toilet, parents are always up to speed on the latest childcare techniques, and athletic teenagers are among the wealthiest members of society. 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 77th in the world and 2nd in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 40,441.04 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2ndFattest Citizens: 5thLargest Gambling Industry: 5thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6thMost Armed: 7thMost Avoided: 9thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16thHighest Crime Rates: 17thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21stMost Rebellious Youth: 28thHighest Economic Output: 30thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 30thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 32ndHighest Average Incomes: 41stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 47thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 59thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 74thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 77thMost Corrupt Governments: 79thLargest Insurance Industry: 81stLargest Agricultural Sector: 103rdMost Efficient Economies: 108thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 111thLargest Mining Sector: 112thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 120thLargest Retail Industry: 185thMost Secular: 189thMost Scientifically Advanced: 228thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 276thRudest Citizens: 422ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 470thMost Influential: 688thLargest Populations: 1,284thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,721stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,799thTop
Largest Governments: 3,530thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,792ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,896thNudest: 4,531stSmartest Citizens: 5,907thLargest Black Market: 6,673rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,747thMost Cultured: 7,430thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,276thTop
Most Stationary: 13,465thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,862ndMost Subsidized Industry: 19,385th
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionNudest: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20th in the region

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