The Queen's State of Ashley Charles is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, absence of drug laws, and devotion to social welfare. The democratic population of 18.88 billion Ashley Charlesians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The large, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Welfare, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 43.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The strong Ashley Charlesian economy, worth 812 trillion betales a year, is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Basket Weaving, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 43,050 betales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.
Citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, military funding has been stripped back, the country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, and the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts. Crime is well under control. Ashley Charles's national animal is the deer, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ashley Charles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
- : Ashley Charles voted for The Justified and Ancient Nation of NewTexas in Round 2 of the election.
- : Ashley Charles was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Free and Most Extensive Civil Rights and the Top 5% for Largest Populations, Nudest, and Largest Black Market.
- : Ashley Charles was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Largest Welfare Programs.
- : Ashley Charles was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Politically Free.
- : Ashley Charles was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Compassionate Citizens.
- : Ashley Charles was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
- : Ashley Charles's influence in Ancient Lands rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Ashley Charles was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Primitive.
- : Ashley Charles was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest (last census: Top 5%).