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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st Fattest Citizens: 2nd Most Armed: 3rd
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Compulsory Consumerist State
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Population29.667 billion

LeaderHaruhi Suzumiya


The Infection of Edgemaster is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Haruhi Suzumiya with an iron fist, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, irreverence towards religion, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 29.667 billion Burst Linkians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seireitei. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Burst Linkian economy, worth an astonishing 23,813 trillion Gils a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is a breathtaking 802,696 Gils, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,141,418 per year while the poor average 84,751, a ratio of 48.9 to 1.

Children usually cry on their first day of school, the government terminates employment with extreme prejudice, kids only know what plants are because they've seen them on the television, and Edgemaster is increasingly belligerent on the international stage. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Edgemaster's national animal is the Hollow, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Haruhiism.

Edgemaster is ranked 9,466th in the world and 41st in Capitalist Paradise for Most Cultured, scoring 114 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1stFattest Citizens: 2ndMost Armed: 3rdLargest Gambling Industry: 5thMost Avoided: 6thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10thHighest Crime Rates: 10thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 22ndHighest Average Incomes: 26thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29thMost Rebellious Youth: 30thHighest Economic Output: 30thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 30thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 40thMost Corrupt Governments: 41stLargest Retail Industry: 45thMost Secular: 52ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 57thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 65thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 75thLargest Insurance Industry: 95thRudest Citizens: 98thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 100thLargest Mining Sector: 106thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 131stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 209thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 232ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 236thMost Influential: 675thMost Efficient Economies: 726thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,093rdLargest Populations: 1,449thTop
Largest Black Market: 3,007thLargest Governments: 3,008thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,346thNudest: 3,464thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,796thSmartest Citizens: 5,582ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,662ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,860thTop
Most Cultured: 9,466thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,004thMost Pro-Market: 13,498thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,013th
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 16th in the region

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