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The Infection of Edgemaster


Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Capitalist Paradise

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Population40.831 billion

LeaderHaruhi Suzumiya


The Infection of Edgemaster is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Haruhi Suzumiya with an iron fist, and remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, public floggings, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 40.831 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, although Industry is also considered important, 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 33,989 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 832,435 Gils, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.5 times as much as the poorest.

A shocking number of estate planners are beneficiaries of their clients' wills, citizens sell their moldy bread as homemade penicillin, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, and the country is littered with broken homes. 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 6th in the world and 1st in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 90,012.94 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 3rdLargest Gambling Industry: 6thFattest Citizens: 6thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10thMost Avoided: 10thMost Armed: 11thHighest Disposable Incomes: 15thHighest Crime Rates: 21stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 26thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 27thMost Rebellious Youth: 27thHighest Economic Output: 28thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 39thHighest Average Incomes: 45thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 57thLargest Insurance Industry: 68thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 73rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 73rdMost Corrupt Governments: 94thLargest Mining Sector: 108thLargest Agricultural Sector: 125thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 126thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 129thMost Efficient Economies: 153rdHighest Drug Use: 204thMost Secular: 231stLargest Retail Industry: 261stMost Scientifically Advanced: 267thHighest Poor Incomes: 305thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 306thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 456thMost Influential: 543rdRudest Citizens: 815thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,002ndLargest Populations: 1,221stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,953rdTop
Largest Black Market: 3,679thLargest Governments: 3,818thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,862ndLargest Publishing Industry: 4,180thNudest: 5,288thSmartest Citizens: 6,209thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,253rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,405thMost Cultured: 8,402ndMost Stationary: 11,014thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,393rdTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 28,112th
Most Armed: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Secular: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Edgemaster was endorsed by Pinochopper.
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Edgemaster's influence in Capitalist Paradise rose from "Auxiliary" to "Negotiator".
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Edgemaster was endorsed by The Confederacy of Woogus.
  • : Edgemaster was reclassified from "Compulsory Consumerist State" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Zombified.
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Edgemaster was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 10 » Poopsancagizal, Snorlaxia, UNDelegate, Arbonium, Octal, Kaputer, Senexia, Bel Cairo, Courathar, and Woogus.