“Till triumf genom trångmål!” Caserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt
|Category: Corporate Police State|
Regional Influence: Page
Location: Codex Ylvus
|Leader||Caserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt|
The Grand Diarchy of Harmonic Empire is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Caserine Ylva Brynhildr af Raymryt with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 7.635 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, moralistic, pro-business 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 74.6%.
The frighteningly efficient Ishkurian economy, worth a remarkable 3,407 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 446,357 Ishkurian Cepels, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,261,745 per year while the poor average 126,332, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.
The new national anthem passes the Turing Test, military spending is on the increase, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, and endocrinology is a rapidly growing field of study. 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Harmonisch Asatru.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Harmonic Empire, endocrinology is a rapidly growing field of study.
- : Following new legislation in Harmonic Empire, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend.
- : Harmonic Empire lodged a message on the Codex Ylvus Regional Message Board.
- : Following new legislation in Harmonic Empire, military spending is on the increase.
- : Following new legislation in Harmonic Empire, the new national anthem passes the Turing Test.
- : Following new legislation in Harmonic Empire, disposable antiseptic wipes are considered a social necessity.
- : Following new legislation in Harmonic Empire, ships are encouraged to deliberately run aground onto Ishkurian beaches.
- : Following new legislation in Harmonic Empire, the combined alert sound of a nation simultaneously receiving a text message is a common cause of hearing damage.
- : Harmonic Empire was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
- : Following new legislation in Harmonic Empire, all telephone traffic is monitored for 'national security reasons'.