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Most Secular: 404thLargest Information Technology Sector: 522ndRudest Citizens: 549th
The Technocratic United Kingdom of
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Resolve to become the change you wish for.
Emperor Delta the Wise
Founder / Harem Protagonist
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Population6.312 billion

LeaderEmperor Delta the Wise


The Technocratic United Kingdom of Jarian is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Delta the Wise with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, feral children, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 6.312 billion Jarianites enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Akiba. The average income tax rate is 94.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Jarianite economy, worth a remarkable 1,655 trillion Jaris 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology and Arms Manufacturing. 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 262,251 Jaris, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, crowded passenger trains are near-silent save for the soft tap of fingers on touchscreens, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and the new Jarianite-made OS is buggier and more inconvenient than a horse-drawn carriage. Crime is totally unknown. Jarian's national animal is the Android, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Science.

Jarian is ranked 208,476th in the world and 3rd in Anime Girls for Most Armed, with 0.19 Weapons Per Person.

Most Secular: 404thLargest Information Technology Sector: 522ndRudest Citizens: 549thMost Scientifically Advanced: 812thSmartest Citizens: 1,511thMost Efficient Economies: 2,079thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,295thMost Developed: 2,450thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,050thHighest Average Incomes: 3,062ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,103rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,540thLargest Governments: 3,665thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,678thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,910thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,966thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,535thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,939thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,771stLargest Black Market: 8,026thHealthiest Citizens: 9,012thLowest Crime Rates: 9,161stLargest Mining Sector: 9,326thHighest Economic Output: 10,542ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,300thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,837thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,652ndMost Corrupt Governments: 12,948thLargest Retail Industry: 14,125thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,274thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,720thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21,160thMost Influential: 24,074th

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