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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 117thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 421stLargest Retail Industry: 510th
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Harmonic Empire

Population7.163 billion

CapitalIshkur
LeaderCaserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt
FaithCult of Ylva

CurrencyIshkurian Cepel
AnimalSandrau Wyvern

The Grand Diarchy of Harmonic Empire is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Caserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, unlimited-speed roads, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.163 billion Ishkurians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ishkur. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 62.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Ishkurian economy, worth a remarkable 2,861 trillion Ishkurian Cepels a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 399,473 Ishkurian Cepels, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,638,962 per year while the poor average 4,929, a ratio of 738 to 1.

The government spends twice as much reclaiming lost settlements from the sea as it could've on coastal defences, official maps have to be revised on a weekly basis, the population's jaw muscles put sharks to shame, and there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Harmonic Empire's national animal is the Sandrau Wyvern, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Cult of Ylva.

Harmonic Empire is ranked 23,521st in the world and 1st in Codex Ylvus for Lowest Crime Rates, with 77.86 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 117thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 421stLargest Retail Industry: 510thHighest Average Incomes: 737thMost Valuable International Artwork: 783rdRudest Citizens: 842ndFattest Citizens: 863rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 863rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 909thMost Efficient Economies: 930thLargest Black Market: 971stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 978thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,037thMost Avoided: 1,047thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,051stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,121stMost Secular: 1,165thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,186thMost Armed: 1,222ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,253rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,256thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,263rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,519thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,723rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,815thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,850thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 2,214thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,225thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,503rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 3,070thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,231stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,138thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,325thSmartest Citizens: 4,371stHighest Economic Output: 4,445thLargest Governments: 4,502ndMost Cultured: 7,908thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 12,744thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 14,145thMost Pro-Market: 14,296thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,123rdLargest Gambling Industry: 15,393rd
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 24th in the regionNudest: 36th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 47th in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 58th in the regionMost Extreme: 62nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 111th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 112th in the region

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