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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 69thLargest Retail Industry: 200thHighest Average Incomes: 223rd
The Grand Diarchy of
Corporate Police State
Till triumf genom trångmål
Caserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt
Influence
Page
Founder / First Owner / Harmonisch Riche
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Harmonic Empire

Population9.258 billion

CapitalIshkur
LeaderCaserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt
FaithHarmonisch Asatru

CurrencyIshkurian Cepel
AnimalSandrau Wyvern

The Grand Diarchy of Harmonic Empire is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Caserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, parental licensing program, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 9.258 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ishkur. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ishkurian economy, worth a remarkable 5,004 trillion Ishkurian Cepels a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 540,520 Ishkurian Cepels, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,264,245 per year while the poor average 16,852, a ratio of 253 to 1.

Political loyalty is enforced by way of chemical addiction, bar brawls are an hourly occurrence, boot polish is the favourite lip gloss of entry-level corporate workers, and being nicknamed "Orange Face" has done Caserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt's credibility no favours. 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. Harmonic Empire's national animal is the Sandrau Wyvern, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Harmonisch Asatru.

Harmonic Empire is ranked 30,708th in the world and 12th in Codex Ylvus for Most Developed, scoring 74.89 on the Human Development Index.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 69thLargest Retail Industry: 200thHighest Average Incomes: 223rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 293rdMost Efficient Economies: 352ndMost Subsidized Industry: 374thMost Patriotic: 427thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 453rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 454thLargest Black Market: 455thFattest Citizens: 462ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 482ndMost Corrupt Governments: 485thLargest Information Technology Sector: 513thMost Secular: 539thLargest Agricultural Sector: 542ndLargest Insurance Industry: 567thMost Scientifically Advanced: 652ndMost Armed: 690thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 759thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 763rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 791stRudest Citizens: 889thMost Avoided: 904thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 923rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,016thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,052ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,102ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,195thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,201stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,523rdLargest Governments: 2,016thHighest Economic Output: 2,117thSmartest Citizens: 2,152ndTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 3,725thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,485thMost Cultured: 5,065thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,307thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,406thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,446thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 16,770thMost Influential: 17,753rdLowest Crime Rates: 21,272nd
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 9th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Developed: 12th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 29th in the regionNudest: 41st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 48th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 57th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 59th in the regionMost Extreme: 79th in the region

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