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The Grand Diarchy of
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Harmonic Empire

Population7.375 billion

CapitalIshkur
LeaderCaserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt
FaithCult of Ylva

CurrencyIshkurian Cepel
AnimalSandrau Wyvern

The Grand Diarchy of Harmonic Empire is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Caserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.375 billion Ishkurians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ishkur. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 70.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Ishkurian economy, worth a remarkable 3,101 trillion Ishkurian Cepels a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 420,478 Ishkurian Cepels, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,259,552 per year while the poor average 109,710, a ratio of 11.5 to 1.

The government has an entire department dedicated to staring at microscopes and writing down letters, government solves problems by tossing money at the nearest geek, looting and pillaging are now considered vital intelligence-gathering activities, and one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Harmonic Empire's national animal is the Sandrau Wyvern, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cult of Ylva.

Harmonic Empire is ranked 202,278th in the world and 5,378th in Codex Ylvus for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 27.44 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Retail Industry: 457thHighest Average Incomes: 602ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 692ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 709thLargest Black Market: 780thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 825thMost Efficient Economies: 846thFattest Citizens: 851stMost Subsidized Industry: 877thRudest Citizens: 928thLargest Information Technology Sector: 932ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 939thMost Secular: 1,006thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,011thMost Avoided: 1,016thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,047thMost Armed: 1,111thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,159thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,214thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,223rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,473rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,534thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,864thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,937thLargest Mining Sector: 1,983rdTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,334thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,429thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,809thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,526thSmartest Citizens: 3,785thLargest Governments: 3,952ndHighest Economic Output: 3,983rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,005thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,072ndMost Cultured: 7,067thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,823rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 10,682ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,419thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 14,473rdMost Pro-Market: 17,961stLowest Crime Rates: 19,066th
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 30th in the regionNudest: 38th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 48th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 52nd in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 61st in the regionMost Extreme: 74th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 91st in the region

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