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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 131st Largest Agricultural Sector: 193rd Largest Black Market: 320th
The Ever Victorious Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Aeternitate Gloriae!
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Ever Victorious Empire of The Burning Sun is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Aleksander von Hohenburg with an iron fist, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, frequent executions, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.036 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 prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Solemnace. The average income tax rate is 85.5%.

The frighteningly efficient a Burning Sunian economy, worth a remarkable 2,310 trillion soulons a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an amazing 328,328 soulons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

A stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat", pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall, and Jennifer Government is banned. 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 2,652nd in the world and 63rd in Balder for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 449.64 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 131stLargest Agricultural Sector: 193rdLargest Black Market: 320thMost Subsidized Industry: 351stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 482ndMost Corrupt Governments: 548thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 560thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 753rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 816thHighest Average Incomes: 944thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,130thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,182ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,301stTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,558thLowest Crime Rates: 2,570thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,652ndMost Cultured: 2,756thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,923rdHighest Economic Output: 3,875thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,885thLargest Governments: 4,352ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,484thMost Developed: 5,095thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,296thSmartest Citizens: 6,107thLargest Mining Sector: 7,994thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,493rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,797thMost Devout: 11,139thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,379thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,552ndMost Beautiful Environments: 14,085thLargest Retail Industry: 15,833rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,863rd
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Most Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 30th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 37th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 42nd in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 69th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 96th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 97th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 140th in the regionMost Developed: 152nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 170th in the regionLargest Governments: 182nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 183rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 192nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 207th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 361st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 394th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 425th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 452nd in the regionMost Devout: 458th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, Jennifer Government is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, pharmaceutical companies emphatically promise that "your pills are in the mail" rather than admit any supply shortfall.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat".
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, a stocking with a crooked seam or a tie without a full Windsor knot are grounds for instant dismissal.
  • : The Burning Sun was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : The Burning Sun was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and the Top 10% for Largest Publishing Industry and Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, convicted felons are forced into slavery for their crimes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, concerned environmentalists wipe away their tears with tissues sourced from Tasmanian old-growth redwoods.
  • : Following new legislation in The Burning Sun, restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in The Burning Sun.

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