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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 234thMost Influential: 551stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,228th
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Rising Sakura

Population2.91 billion

CapitalShojiki City
LeaderEmperor Arashi

CurrencyImperial Ajianese Yen
AnimalFox

The Empire of Rising Sakura is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Arashi with an iron fist, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, zero percent divorce rate, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.91 billion Ajianese are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shojiki City. The average income tax rate is 80.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Ajianese economy, worth 401 trillion Imperial Ajianese Yen 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 black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. 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 137,997 Imperial Ajianese Yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

National stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rising Sakura's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rising Sakura is ranked 25,921st in the world and 1,218th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 210.26 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 234thMost Influential: 551stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,228thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,523rdTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,289thMost Patriotic: 3,320thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,374thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,475thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,145thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,401stLowest Crime Rates: 8,511thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,230thLargest Black Market: 10,825thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,358thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,200thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 14,778thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,701stLargest Governments: 15,830thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,354thMost Devout: 16,802ndMost Conservative: 17,599thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,968thHighest Average Incomes: 18,775thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,267thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,106thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,773rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,921stLargest Information Technology Sector: 26,449th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 75th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 116th in the regionMost Influential: 137th in the regionTop
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Most Patriotic: 139th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 152nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 177th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 177th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 190th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 204th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 243rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 251st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 297th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 453rd in the regionMost Devout: 531st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 561st in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 747th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 754th in the regionLargest Governments: 786th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 820th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 874th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 875th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 896th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 919th in the regionMost Conservative: 1,044th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,080th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1,159th in the regionMost Stationary: 1,185th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,215th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,218th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1,230th in the regionMost Developed: 1,291st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,295th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,338th in the region

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