by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 493rd Most Influential: 1,353rd Largest Welfare Programs: 1,683rd
The People's Empire of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Arise in Unity
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The People's Empire of Edon-Ko is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Premier Saito Kazuhiro with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 1.486 billion Hidokii love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Healthcare, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Yokohidaka. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Hidokan economy, worth 227 trillion Yen a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 153,301 Yen, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

All statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants, visions of giant pink Moon Bears are a common side effect after Hidokii eat their meals, and the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Edon-Ko's national animal is the Moon Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shinto.

Edon-Ko is ranked 146,908th in the world and 7,344th in The North Pacific for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -20.25 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 493rdMost Influential: 1,353rdTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 1,683rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,765thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,207thNicest Citizens: 2,210thMost Inclusive: 2,559thMost Developed: 2,733rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,912thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,995thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,054thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,277thHealthiest Citizens: 3,472ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,566thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,575thLowest Crime Rates: 3,614thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,636thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,697thLargest Governments: 3,715thBest Weather: 3,802ndMost Pacifist: 4,034thMost Secular: 4,451stSmartest Citizens: 4,921stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,947thSafest: 5,426thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,521stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,542ndMost Beautiful Environments: 5,548thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,595thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,627thMost Cultured: 7,373rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 8,263rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,100thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,472ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,525thMost Income Equality: 14,129thMost Politically Free: 14,487th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 64th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 79th in the regionNicest Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 105th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 114th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 117th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 124th in the regionMost Developed: 131st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 137th in the regionMost Inclusive: 144th in the regionLargest Governments: 145th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 146th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 152nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 153rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 174th in the regionBest Weather: 175th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 185th in the regionMost Pacifist: 189th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 209th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 212th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 213th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 231st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 243rd in the regionMost Secular: 245th in the regionSafest: 259th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 261st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 275th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 275th in the regionMost Cultured: 312th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 322nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 347th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 428th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 429th in the regionMost Influential: 466th in the regionMost Politically Free: 575th in the regionMost Income Equality: 750th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Edon-Ko was endorsed by The Free Land of The The Bierands.
  • : Following new legislation in Edon-Ko, the nation's new foreign policy of 'very disproportionate retribution' has its neighbors on edge.
  • : Following new legislation in Edon-Ko, visions of giant pink Moon Bears are a common side effect after Hidokii eat their meals.
  • : Following new legislation in Edon-Ko, human tissue is grown in vats as a delicacy as well as for transplants.
  • : Following new legislation in Edon-Ko, all statues and paintings of dogs are being destroyed to avoid offending cat-lovers.
  • : Following new legislation in Edon-Ko, both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade.
  • : Following new legislation in Edon-Ko, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
  • : Following new legislation in Edon-Ko, political candidates are regularly blocked for minor convictions from their teenage years.
  • : Following new legislation in Edon-Ko, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days.
  • : Following new legislation in Edon-Ko, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 118 » Sil Dorsett, Yaorozu, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Sunto, Siwale, Great Bights Mum, Notyoutopia, Holy Oranz, Enosville, Religioncord, Upper Portlandia, Unimaginable Doom, Wisconsota, Alice Gardens, Shadowrik, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Elspeth and Samina, Ovsterland, Vazali, United States of Tennessean, Kaschovia, American MapleStory, Lupus Imperium, Panama Coalition, Lord Ravenclaw, The Army Republic of Prussia, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, New Lakemba, Republic of Destiny, Valdr, Yeraennus, The Rossinite Empire, Venezuelia, Idealistically Kool, The Bureaucratic Territories, Empy, Halcon siveriano, Southern Stroraia, Empire of the Dark Lords of the Sith, Vegetarian States, Neo Colorado, Mercy Land, Klettureyja, Upper Sam Dodovi, Colony of lasting Hopes, Omicron Persei V111, Tharissus, Reannia, Lemonbiscuits, and 68 others.HMS Unicorn, Malta Comino Gozo, BouncyAbbeyKitty, ABC, Solestia, Parisatlover, Pallaith, Vantaria, Apetopia, Kingdom of Space, DeGuts, Frances Francis the First of France, The Utopian Initiative, Kwaj, Coemgen, PlanetPunk, Arcadia of Kasterborous, Amerian States, Helido, Pleroma Sans Romans, Sankami, General COE, Moristia, Kiberio, Chinstralia, Vszeklina, Bharathvarsh, Friently, Ainsworth, Hong Kong Empire, Jenner-Kardash, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Ostrinios, Faxfleet, Koda-Land, Cleoskye, Sheppey, Victoriaans Nederlands, Diodone, Kelvaros Prime, Lamexanope, Anima Proxa, Rylam, Dadastan Archipelago, Che Sana Und, Blurds, Kizja, Sanjurika, Zedeya, Dannyria, Forunte, Izvbard, McMasterdonia, Yukti, Marsh Castle, Plembobria, Prevaland, Whian Odeistan, WE Empire, Necromonia, The Galactic Triumvirate, Beodarasc, Maestros haven, French Bananastan, Zemnaya Svoboda, and The The Bierands.

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