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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2ndFattest Citizens: 3rdLargest Gambling Industry: 4th
The Infection of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Civil Rights
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Political Freedom

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Population34.539 billion

LeaderHaruhi Suzumiya


The Infection of Edgemaster is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Haruhi Suzumiya with an iron fist, and notable for its aversion to nipples, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 34.539 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 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 28,434 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 823,261 Gils, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.8 times as much as the poorest.

Allergy-sufferers must wear gas masks before venturing outdoors, phenotypic plasticity is a struggle for sealife in polluted waters, the new one Gil coin also makes a handy throwing-star, and children who believe in the tooth fairy are frequently shipped off to Bigtopia. 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 245,106th in the world and 307th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Beautiful Environments, with 0.43 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2ndFattest Citizens: 3rdLargest Gambling Industry: 4thMost Armed: 6thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7thMost Avoided: 9thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 11thHighest Crime Rates: 13thHighest Disposable Incomes: 17thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 28thMost Rebellious Youth: 28thHighest Economic Output: 31stHighest Average Incomes: 34thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 47thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 55thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 65thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 66thMost Corrupt Governments: 68thLargest Agricultural Sector: 80thLargest Insurance Industry: 84thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 86thLargest Mining Sector: 100thMost Efficient Economies: 100thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 106thHighest Poor Incomes: 110thLargest Retail Industry: 135thMost Secular: 145thRudest Citizens: 210thMost Scientifically Advanced: 234thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 258thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 317thMost Influential: 745thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 883rdLargest Populations: 1,335thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,597thTop
Largest Black Market: 2,627thLargest Governments: 3,325thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,418thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,121stNudest: 4,883rdSmartest Citizens: 5,245thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,324thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,831stMost Cultured: 8,436thTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,991stMost Stationary: 17,111thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,902nd
Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionNudest: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 13th in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17th in the region

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