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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 328th Most Influential: 1,033rd Highest Poor Incomes: 1,226th
The Incandescent Kingdom of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Democracy is as robust as a tin can...
Sekien Suzuki
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.856 billion

LeaderSekien Suzuki

AnimalRed-Tailed Hawk

The Incandescent Kingdom of Edwerlantin is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Sekien Suzuki with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.856 billion Edwerlantians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vallvend. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Edwerlantinian economy, worth 576 trillion Graves 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. 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 an amazing 201,893 Graves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, and there are no more heroes any more. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Edwerlantin's national animal is the Red-Tailed Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Edwerlantin is ranked 170,091st in the world and 9,728th in The North Pacific for Most Cultured, scoring 59 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 328thMost Influential: 1,033rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,226thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,630thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,980thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,235thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,348thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,538thMost Authoritarian: 4,812thHighest Average Incomes: 5,016thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,348thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,543rdMost Secular: 6,079thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,357thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,476thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,773rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,849thLargest Governments: 7,355thMost Efficient Economies: 7,672ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,936thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,157thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,605thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 9,505thHealthiest Citizens: 9,687thSmartest Citizens: 10,030thMost Extreme: 10,393rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,183rdMost Income Equality: 11,798thLargest Retail Industry: 12,371stLowest Crime Rates: 13,451stLargest Welfare Programs: 15,035thMost Developed: 17,171stMost Inclusive: 17,358thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,384th
Highest Poor Incomes: 57th in the regionLargest Black Market: 72nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 98th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 101st in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 141st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 146th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 190th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 203rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 215th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 215th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 245th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 272nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 276th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 285th in the regionLargest Governments: 302nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 305th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 313th in the regionMost Secular: 335th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 348th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 356th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 397th in the regionMost Influential: 434th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 481st in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 511th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 517th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 521st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 546th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 573rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 614th in the regionMost Extreme: 619th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 668th in the regionMost Income Equality: 697th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 890th in the regionMost Developed: 917th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 965th in the regionMost Inclusive: 969th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,002nd in the region

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