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Largest Gambling Industry: 7,335th Most Pro-Market: 7,647th Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,349th
The Empire of
Corporate Police State
Unity, Discipline, Work
Influence
Hatchling
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Thriving
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Ascending Sun

Population68 million

Currencyyen
Animalswan

The Empire of The Ascending Sun is a large, safe nation, renowned for its public floggings, frequent executions, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 68 million Ascending Sunians 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 relatively small, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 11.6%.

The thriving Ascending Sunian economy, worth 4.99 trillion yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 73,360 yen, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 348,073 per year while the poor average 9,124, a ratio of 38.1 to 1.

Male tourists tend to be fearful of The Ascending Sun's deadly femme fatales, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, and the sanitised and dull music festivals of The Ascending Sun are famed for their reasonable volume levels. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Ascending Sun's national animal is the swan, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

The Ascending Sun is ranked 83,519th in the world and 3,929th in the South Pacific for Safest, scoring 76.63 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 7,335thMost Pro-Market: 7,647thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,349thMost Conservative: 9,670thMost Extreme: 9,932ndLargest Insurance Industry: 13,127thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,947th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 199th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 254th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 305th in the regionTop
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Most Extreme: 402nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 457th in the regionMost Conservative: 525th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 530th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 547th in the regionMost Avoided: 713th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Ascending Sun's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascending Sun, the sanitised and dull music festivals of The Ascending Sun are famed for their reasonable volume levels.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascending Sun, on graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascending Sun, urban high-volume mailers now receive their mail via chauffeur-driven limousines.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascending Sun, male tourists tend to be fearful of The Ascending Sun's deadly femme fatales.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascending Sun, prudishness is on the way out.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascending Sun, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascending Sun, young girls often attend the same schools as their children.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascending Sun, the wheel has been patented by at least a hundred people.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascending Sun, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.

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