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Most Subsidized Industry: 79th Largest Agricultural Sector: 139th Largest Black Market: 222nd
The Ever Victorious Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Aeternitate Gloriae!
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Burning Sun

Population8.721 billion

CapitalSolemnace
LeaderAleksander von Hohenburg
Faiththe Holy Inquisition

Currencysoulon
AnimalAutomata

The Ever Victorious Empire of The Burning Sun is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Aleksander von Hohenburg with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.721 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 medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Solemnace. The average income tax rate is 83.9%.

The frighteningly efficient a Burning Sunian economy, worth a remarkable 3,414 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. Average income is an amazing 391,510 soulons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

One-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses, the new classical revitalization of Solemnace is expected to be completed sometime in the next century, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, and jury selection begins with explaining what a jury is. 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 11,620th in the world and 9th in Eientei Gensokyo for Highest Drug Use, scoring 107.4 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 79thLargest Agricultural Sector: 139thLargest Black Market: 222ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 226thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 351stMost Corrupt Governments: 404thLargest Information Technology Sector: 416thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 477thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 541stHighest Average Incomes: 560thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 734thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,307thMost Cultured: 1,449thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,888thLowest Crime Rates: 1,971stMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,006thHighest Economic Output: 2,394thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,626thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,629thLargest Retail Industry: 2,652ndMost Developed: 2,968thLargest Governments: 3,501stSmartest Citizens: 3,863rdMost Efficient Economies: 4,183rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,606thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,739thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,486thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,595thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,236thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,961stTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,289thHighest Drug Use: 11,620thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,767thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,300thLargest Mining Sector: 14,773rd
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, jury selection begins with explaining what a jury is.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, the new classical revitalization of Solemnace is expected to be completed sometime in the next century.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, one-stop superstores divide and conquer family businesses.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, the number of students attending university has reached a record high.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Burning Sunians's kindness.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, hunters often become the hunted.

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