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Fattest Citizens: 2ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2ndLargest Gambling Industry: 4th
The Infection of
Father Knows Best State
KICK LOGIC OUT AND DO THE IMPOSSIBLE!!
Influence
Duckspeaker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Edgemaster

Population32.908 billion

CapitalSeireitei
LeaderHaruhi Suzumiya
FaithHaruhiism

CurrencyGil
AnimalHollow

The Infection of Edgemaster is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Haruhi Suzumiya with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 32.908 billion Burst Linkians 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 minute, corrupt, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. 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 27,270 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 828,699 Gils, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,242,106 per year while the poor average 144,300, a ratio of 22.5 to 1.

The government prides itself on being smug and condescending to idiots, diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me, and ghost regiments exist only on paper. 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 100th in the world and 3rd in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 56,225.53 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Fattest Citizens: 2ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2ndLargest Gambling Industry: 4thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5thMost Armed: 5thMost Avoided: 7thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11thHighest Crime Rates: 12thHighest Disposable Incomes: 16thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 26thMost Rebellious Youth: 26thHighest Average Incomes: 30thHighest Economic Output: 32ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 55thMost Corrupt Governments: 62ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 63rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 67thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 70thLargest Agricultural Sector: 76thLargest Insurance Industry: 87thMost Efficient Economies: 88thLargest Mining Sector: 100thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 104thLargest Retail Industry: 120thMost Secular: 132ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 172ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 207thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 229thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 248thRudest Citizens: 268thMost Influential: 748thLargest Populations: 1,364thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,417thLargest Black Market: 1,890thTop
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Largest Governments: 3,150thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,234thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,639thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,825thNudest: 4,518thSmartest Citizens: 5,215thMost Cultured: 8,137thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,258thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,679thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 11,901stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,235thMost Stationary: 19,358th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Cultured: 31st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the region

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