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Most Armed: 339thMost Avoided: 436thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 438th
The Rising Sun Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Long live the Emperor! Banzai!
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Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Greater Jes New Islands

Population6.623 billion

CapitalShihon
LeaderAtari ten'nō

CurrencyYan
AnimalKraken

The Rising Sun Empire of Greater Jes New Islands is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Atari ten'nō with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, prohibition of alcohol, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.623 billion Jesians 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Education and Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shihon. The average income tax rate is 37.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Jesian economy, worth a remarkable 2,947 trillion Yans 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. 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 445,074 Yans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, the state subsidizes liposuction, drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art, and kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun". Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Greater Jes New Islands's national animal is the Kraken, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Greater Jes New Islands is ranked 523rd in the world and 3rd in Novus Lucidum for Highest Poor Incomes, with 266,700.14 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Armed: 339thMost Avoided: 436thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 438thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 447thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 457thLargest Retail Industry: 472ndHighest Average Incomes: 482ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 491stHighest Poor Incomes: 523rdFattest Citizens: 571stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 749thHighest Disposable Incomes: 769thMost Corrupt Governments: 827thHighest Crime Rates: 835thLargest Gambling Industry: 845thMost Efficient Economies: 905thLargest Insurance Industry: 980thLargest Information Technology Sector: 990thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,047thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,047thLargest Mining Sector: 1,255thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,259thLargest Black Market: 1,297thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,336thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,647thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,691stSmartest Citizens: 1,856thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,376thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,403rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,431stRudest Citizens: 2,547thLargest Governments: 3,523rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,553rdMost Cultured: 3,582ndMost Secular: 3,727thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,756thHighest Economic Output: 4,428thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,393rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,442ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,831st
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Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the region

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