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The Imperial Japanese State of Breen

“Tennōheika Banzai!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: CISB



Population7.272 billion

LeaderEmperor Naruhito


The Imperial Japanese State of Breen is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Emperor Naruhito with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, strictly enforced bedtime, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.272 billion Breen 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tokyo. The average income tax rate is 96.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Breen economy, worth a remarkable 1,616 trillion Yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 222,344 Yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Royalist is the most offensive slur in the Breen language, the nation's infamous boot camp is more brutal than most battlefields, people faint regularly as they get stuck with compulsory vaccinations, and pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Breen's national animal is the Crane, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Shinto.

Breen is ranked 66,580th in the world and 25th in CISB for Safest, scoring 92.43 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Lowest Crime Rates: 1,143rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,923rdMost Developed: 2,005thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,116thMost Efficient Economies: 2,438thLargest Governments: 2,677thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,773rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,946thSmartest Citizens: 3,112thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,219thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,606thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,606thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,828thMost Influential: 4,087thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,147thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,218thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,352ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4,373rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,755thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,950thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,494thHealthiest Citizens: 5,646thLargest Mining Sector: 8,706thMost Secular: 8,900thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,972ndHighest Economic Output: 9,632ndTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,529thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,217thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,830thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15,150thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,802ndMost Pacifist: 15,806thMost Inclusive: 16,058thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,658thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,141stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,079thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,347th
Most Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Breen lodged a message on the CISB Regional Message Board.
  • : Breen voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Breen lodged a message on the CISB Regional Message Board.
  • : Breen's influence in CISB rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
  • : Breen voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Fair Arbitration Act".
  • : Breen voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Australian rePublic".
  • : Following new legislation in Breen, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security.
  • : Breen altered its national flag.
  • : Breen changed its national animal to "Crane", its capital to "Tokyo", its currency to "Yen", its faith to "Shinto", its leader to "Emperor Naruhito", its motto to "Tennōheika Banzai!", and its nation type to "Imperial Japanese State".
  • : Breen endorsed The Federal Socialist Republic of Aner.


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