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Most Valuable International Artwork: 382ndHighest Poor Incomes: 684thMost Patriotic: 691st
The Machine Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
The Overseer
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Haruhi Japan

Population5.745 billion

LeaderThe Overseer
FaithChurch of Machine

Currencydark energon
Animalrobot hawk

The Machine Empire of Haruhi Japan is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by The Overseer with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, national health service, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.745 billion Machines 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Machintopia. The average income tax rate is 60.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Machinery economy, worth a remarkable 2,189 trillion dark energons 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. 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 381,141 dark energons, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

EULAs remind customers that "Private Mode" is a browser setting rather than a promise, politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them, revolutionaries only deal in CyanCatCoin, and the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Haruhi Japan's national animal is the robot hawk, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Church of Machine.

Haruhi Japan is ranked 202,569th in the world and 109th in Institute of Cellulose for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.93 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 382ndHighest Poor Incomes: 684thMost Patriotic: 691stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,013thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,019thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,028thHighest Average Incomes: 1,114thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,126thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,402ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,542ndLargest Retail Industry: 1,556thMost Armed: 1,584thLargest Black Market: 1,725thTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,744thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,759thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,766thMost Cultured: 3,403rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,544thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,665thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,767thLargest Mining Sector: 3,890thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,008thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,135thSmartest Citizens: 4,179thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,237thMost Efficient Economies: 4,451stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,574thMost Developed: 4,825thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,896thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,945thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,551stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,656thLargest Governments: 6,786thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,407thHealthiest Citizens: 7,633rdHighest Economic Output: 8,555thMost Secular: 9,356thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,559thHighest Food Quality: 10,417thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,508thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,407thMost Authoritarian: 16,724thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,649thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21,841st
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionMost Patriotic: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 8th in the regionTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 9th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 11th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 11th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the region

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