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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,668thMost Conservative: 17,327th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
May the Emperor Live 10,000 Years!
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Hoshiokan Empire

Population1.685 billion


The Empire of Hoshiokan Empire is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.685 billion Hoshiokan Empireans 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 tiny, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Spirituality. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.2%.

The very strong Hoshiokan Empirean economy, worth 114 trillion Kobans a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Furniture Restoration industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 67,728 Kobans, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 260,406 per year while the poor average 12,130, a ratio of 21.5 to 1.

All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, kids are taught in schools to argue with their parents, and employers may fire workers without giving any reason. Crime is moderate, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Hoshiokan Empire's national animal is the Dragon, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Hoshiokan Empire is ranked 81,315th in the world and 5th in Razulica for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 1,756.07 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,668thTop
Most Conservative: 17,327th

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