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The Rising Sun Empire of Greater Jes New Islands

“Long live the Emperor! Banzai!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Mare Terra


Greater Jes New Islands

Population6.352 billion

LeaderAtari ten'nō


The Rising Sun Empire of Greater Jes New Islands is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Atari ten'nō with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, smutty television, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.352 billion Jesians 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 relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shihon. The average income tax rate is 34.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Jesian economy, worth a remarkable 2,808 trillion Yans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 442,212 Yans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's weary schoolchildren excel at sport but must count scores on their fingers, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists, the state subsidizes liposuction, and drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Greater Jes New Islands's national animal is the Kraken, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Greater Jes New Islands is ranked 35,397th in the world and 2nd in Mare Terra for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 4,460.14 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most Armed: 331stMost Avoided: 420thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 430thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 446thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 452ndLargest Retail Industry: 461stMost Scientifically Advanced: 474thHighest Average Incomes: 485thHighest Poor Incomes: 545thFattest Citizens: 566thHighest Disposable Incomes: 696thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 733rdMost Corrupt Governments: 817thHighest Crime Rates: 817thLargest Gambling Industry: 843rdMost Efficient Economies: 863rdLargest Insurance Industry: 977thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,014thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,046thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,068thLargest Mining Sector: 1,238thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,364thLargest Black Market: 1,402ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,609thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,698thSmartest Citizens: 1,828thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,261stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,333rdMost Subsidized Industry: 2,390thRudest Citizens: 2,436thLargest Governments: 3,434thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,456thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,470thMost Cultured: 3,565thMost Secular: 3,716thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,775thHighest Economic Output: 4,669thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,623rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,476thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,763rdTop
Most Influential: 13,047thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,965th

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