|Currency||Imperial Ajianese Yen|
The Empire of Rising Sakura is a huge, safe nation, remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 489 million Ajianese are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shojiki City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 73.3%.
The very strong Rising Sakuran economy, worth 48.6 trillion Imperial Ajianese Yen a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is 99,307 Imperial Ajianese Yen, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 327,812 per year while the poor average 22,507, a ratio of 14.6 to 1.
If they thought anyone would listen the older generation would likely say that nobody listens to them any more, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, native tribes have been driven to extinction by hunting, and ten-year-olds are applying for lemonade stand operator licences. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rising Sakura's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Rising Sakura was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
- : Rising Sakura was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Rising Sakura, ten-year-olds are applying for lemonade stand operator licences.
- : Following new legislation in Rising Sakura, native tribes have been driven to extinction by hunting.
- : Following new legislation in Rising Sakura, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams.
- : Following new legislation in Rising Sakura, if they thought anyone would listen the older generation would likely say that nobody listens to them any more.
- : Rising Sakura was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
- : Following new legislation in Rising Sakura, the nation's hospitals are criticized for caring more about profits than patients.
- : Following new legislation in Rising Sakura, model railroad hobbyists have taken to muscling model shipbuilders off their "turf".
- : Following new legislation in Rising Sakura, the nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy.
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