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The Republic of Nippon Shotou Teikoku


Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
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Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Lazarus


Nippon Shotou Teikoku

Population30.991 billion

Leaderthe Prime Minister
Faitha major religion


The Republic of Nippon Shotou Teikoku is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Prime Minister with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 30.991 billion Nippon Shotous love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tokyo. The average income tax rate is 38.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nippon Shotou Teikokuan economy, worth a remarkable 5,930 trillion yen a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 191,357 yen, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, third world countries are rich in "I Love Tokyo" t-shirts, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Nippon Shotou Teikoku's national animal is the ryu, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a major religion.

Nippon Shotou Teikoku is ranked 205,282nd in the world and 7,555th in Lazarus for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -24.49 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

Highest Economic Output: 1,283rdLargest Populations: 1,803rdBest Weather: 1,843rdTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,204thMost Influential: 2,351stNicest Citizens: 2,467thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,505thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,690thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,810thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,836thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,032ndHealthiest Citizens: 3,147thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,907thSmartest Citizens: 4,474thMost Developed: 4,551stHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,699thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,765thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,048thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,693rdMost Stationary: 6,853rdMost Cultured: 7,091stHighest Average Incomes: 7,141stLowest Crime Rates: 8,299thSafest: 8,794thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,280thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9,800thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,260thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 11,009thLargest Welfare Programs: 12,171stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,765thMost Pacifist: 14,405thMost Devout: 14,839thLargest Governments: 15,837thMost Efficient Economies: 15,891stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17,059thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,296th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 45th in the regionMost Influential: 49th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 51st in the regionLargest Populations: 61st in the regionTop
Best Weather: 87th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 103rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 110th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 115th in the regionMost Stationary: 133rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 134th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 145th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 153rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 170th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 197th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 218th in the regionMost Developed: 226th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 250th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 259th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 271st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 287th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 350th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 392nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 407th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 457th in the regionSafest: 478th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 520th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 593rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 612th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 644th in the regionMost Devout: 649th in the regionMost Pacifist: 710th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 758th in the region

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