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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,301stMost Influential: 2,575thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,032nd
The Celestial Dragon Empire of
Corrupt Dictatorship
The Celestials rule all
Celestial Dragon Emperor Yu Shin
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Halsoni

Population1.585 billion

CapitalLuoyang
LeaderCelestial Dragon Emperor Yu Shin
FaithYin and Yang

CurrencyYuan
AnimalAzure Dragon

The Celestial Dragon Empire of Halsoni is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Celestial Dragon Emperor Yu Shin with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.585 billion Halsonians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Luoyang. The average income tax rate is 70.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Halsonian economy, worth 133 trillion Yuan 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, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Woodchip Exports, 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 84,434 Yuan, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Artists from across the nation compete to renovate the restrooms of old government buildings, the government pours millions of Yuan into rehabilitation programs annually, most pop videos prominently feature the Halsonian flag, and widespread voter apathy has been credited to allegations that all candidates are puppets of Celestial Dragon Emperor Yu Shin. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Halsoni's national animal is the Azure Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Yin and Yang.

Halsoni is ranked 24,253rd in the world and 127th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 18,904.52 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,301stTop
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Most Influential: 2,575thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,032ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 11,701stTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,864thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,960thMost Authoritarian: 18,261stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,704thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,736thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,236thLargest Black Market: 22,903rdHighest Poor Incomes: 22,970thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24,253rdMost Income Equality: 24,545thLowest Crime Rates: 24,825thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,541st
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 67th in the regionMost Influential: 82nd in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 91st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 121st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 127th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 135th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 148th in the region

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