by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 40th Most Primitive: 54th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 82nd
The United Island States of
Democratic Socialists
Peace of the United
Marcella Villa
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population26.437 billion

CapitalAurora Island
LeaderMarcella Villa

Currencyisland credits

The United Island States of AHSCA is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Marcella Villa with an even hand, and renowned for its fear of technology, state-planned economy, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 26.437 billion AHSCAians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is primarily concerned with Environment, with Healthcare, Social Policy, and Defense also on the agenda, while Administration is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aurora Island. The average income tax rate is 97.9%.

The strong AHSCAian economy, worth a remarkable 3,258 trillion island credits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Basket Weaving and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. State-owned companies are the norm. Average income is an impressive 123,270 island credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Calling dibs is an unalienable right, every noble family has a 'personal file' on record courtesy of the central intelligence service, it's been a banner year for local vexillology, and kids are exceptionally good at digging holes. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. AHSCA's national animal is the Trout, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Madokamism.

AHSCA is ranked 160,384th in the world and 74th in Greater Dienstad for Most Pro-Market, scoring -81.89 on the Rand Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 40thMost Primitive: 54thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 82ndMost Ignorant Citizens: 265thBest Weather: 354thMost Beautiful Environments: 371stMost Devout: 696thLargest Black Market: 829thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 870thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 973rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,112thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,956thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,404thLargest Populations: 2,421stMost Cultured: 2,786thHighest Economic Output: 2,880thLargest Governments: 3,928thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,992ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,309thMost Stationary: 5,546thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,603rdMost Inclusive: 6,711thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,735thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,658thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,566thHealthiest Citizens: 9,606thMost Influential: 10,808thMost Armed: 14,016thMost Income Equality: 14,298thNudest: 16,450thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,301st
Most Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 3rd in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in AHSCA, kids are exceptionally good at digging holes.
  • : Following new legislation in AHSCA, it's been a banner year for local vexillology.
  • : Following new legislation in AHSCA, every noble family has a 'personal file' on record courtesy of the central intelligence service.
  • : Following new legislation in AHSCA, calling dibs is an unalienable right.
  • : Following new legislation in AHSCA, works of historical fiction contain a surprising lack of historical figures.
  • : Following new legislation in AHSCA, politicians have tenure.
  • : Following new legislation in AHSCA, A-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
  • : Following new legislation in AHSCA, ice-filled coffins are ominously positioned in the corner of every hospital ward.
  • : Following new legislation in AHSCA, workers have seized control of the economy.
  • : AHSCA was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Democratic Socialists".


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