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The Empire of Rising Sakura

“May the Cherry Blossoms Bloom”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Osiris

Regional Influence: Newcomer

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The Empire of Rising Sakura is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Emperor Arashi with an iron fist, and renowned for its punitive income tax rates, complete absence of social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.386 billion Ajianese are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Shojiki City. The average income tax rate is 80.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Ajianese economy, worth 467 trillion Imperial Ajianese Yen 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 a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Trout Farming, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. 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 impressive 138,125 Imperial Ajianese Yen, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

National stress about the waning heir-line is causing a rise in alopecia, collisions between bicycles and carnival floats are on the rise, retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, and the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Rising Sakura's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Rising Sakura is ranked 226,605th in the world and 4,441st in Osiris for Fattest Citizens, with 8.64 Obesity Rate.

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Most Influential: 614thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 2,281stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,297thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,396thMost Patriotic: 3,632ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,231stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,433rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,272ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,808thLowest Crime Rates: 8,815thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9,721stLargest Black Market: 10,319thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,978thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,902ndTop
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Most Authoritarian: 14,911thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,594thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,621stLargest Governments: 16,008thMost Devout: 16,896thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,993rdHighest Average Incomes: 19,099thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,276thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,243rdMost Conservative: 21,002ndLongest Average Lifespans: 21,516thMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,827thMost Advanced Public Education: 26,406thLargest Information Technology Sector: 26,620th
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 81st in the regionMost Patriotic: 118th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 123rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 142nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 160th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 255th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 311th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 355th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 448th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 455th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 462nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 480th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 486th in the regionMost Conservative: 608th in the region

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