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Largest Agricultural Sector: 127th Largest Black Market: 254th Largest Information Technology Sector: 338th
The Ever Victorious Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Aeternitate Gloriae!
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Burning Sun

Population10.343 billion

CapitalSolemnace
LeaderAleksander von Hohenburg
Faiththe Holy Inquisition

Currencysoulon
AnimalAutomata

The Ever Victorious Empire of The Burning Sun is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Aleksander von Hohenburg with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 10.343 billion Burning Sunians 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Solemnace. The average income tax rate is 67.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient a Burning Sunian economy, worth a remarkable 4,107 trillion soulons a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 397,092 soulons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The The Burning Sun Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise, bris parties are all the rage, the distracting décor lining the roads causes multiple pile-ups, and drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Burning Sun's national animal is the Automata, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is the Holy Inquisition.

The Burning Sun is ranked 162,442nd in the world and 166th in Eientei Gensokyo for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -106 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 127thLargest Black Market: 254thLargest Information Technology Sector: 338thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 357thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 382ndMost Corrupt Governments: 388thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 425thHighest Poor Incomes: 470thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 497thHighest Average Incomes: 564thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 717thMost Subsidized Industry: 783rdMost Cultured: 1,045thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,316thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 1,986thLargest Retail Industry: 2,117thLowest Crime Rates: 2,221stSmartest Citizens: 3,155thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,162ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,220thMost Developed: 3,488thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,835thMost Efficient Economies: 3,888thHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,902ndLargest Governments: 4,983rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,639thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,938thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,977thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 8,860thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,959thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,062ndLargest Insurance Industry: 9,293rdHealthiest Citizens: 10,620thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,876th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, the distracting décor lining the roads causes multiple pile-ups.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, bris parties are all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, the The Burning Sun Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.
  • : The Burning Sun was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, incompetent former soldiers have been re-employed as incompetent cleaners and kitchen staff.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, the nation's green cities are indeed concrete jungles.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, businesses that prove successful are immediately broken up.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, playing an online nation simulation game legally obliges you to buy the creator's latest novel.

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