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Nudest: 4,086th Largest Black Market: 6,672nd Most Devout: 7,905th
The Shogun Matriarchy of
Mother Knows Best State
Sword, steel, and a lot of estrogen.
Mikako-Mikado
Influence
Diplomat
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Reikoku

Population2.796 billion

CapitalMitsukuni
LeaderMikako-Mikado
FaithRin Shintō

Currencyrin
Animalfox

The Shogun Matriarchy of Reikoku is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Mikako-Mikado with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ban on automobiles, ritual sacrifices, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.796 billion Rei-jins are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mitsukuni. The average income tax rate is 77.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Reikokuan economy, worth 354 trillion rins 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Information Technology, 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 impressive 126,720 rins, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Many in Reikoku are born in the purple, senior executives have become freelance basket-weavers in search of less stress and better work-life balance, travel bureaus double as recruiting centers for national intelligence agencies, and space research funding has hit a recent high while several military bases are being closed down. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Reikoku's national animal is the fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Rin Shintō.

Reikoku is ranked 50,465th in the world and 8th in Nationalist Commonwealth of Free Regions for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 165,901.53 Standard Monetary Units.

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Nudest: 4,086thLargest Black Market: 6,672ndMost Devout: 7,905thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,943rdHealthiest Citizens: 9,413thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,846thMost Developed: 10,512thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,516thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,891stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,142ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,385thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,868thMost Cultured: 13,145thMost Efficient Economies: 13,775thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,905thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,115thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,166thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,487thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,613th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the region

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