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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,670th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,791st Most Corrupt Governments: 3,486th
The People's Socialist Magocracy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
We don't take directions from anyone in the backseat
Archmage Luther Esquoria
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Asardia

Population3.729 billion

CapitalSeran
LeaderArchmage Luther Esquoria
FaithLógia Tessáron

CurrencyTalis Ingenium
AnimalOriental Tiger

The People's Socialist Magocracy of Asardia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Archmage Luther Esquoria with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.729 billion Asardians 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 Seran. The average income tax rate is 91.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Asardian economy, worth 566 trillion Talis Ingeniums a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 151,949 Talis Ingeniums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

People have become comfortably numb, most Asardians would sell their own grandmother, the writing style of religious hymns often changes mid-stanza, and the freedom to be free is always just out of reach. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Asardia's national animal is the Oriental Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Lógia Tessáron.

Asardia is ranked 139,126th in the world and 182nd in Yggdrasil for Most Pro-Market, scoring -63.67 on the Rand Index.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,670thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,791stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,486thLowest Crime Rates: 4,131stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,066thMost Conservative: 6,614thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,740thLargest Governments: 6,755thHealthiest Citizens: 7,338thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,788thMost Efficient Economies: 8,912thMost Authoritarian: 8,987thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,512thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10,352ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,483rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,381stMost Advanced Public Education: 12,004thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,075thHighest Average Incomes: 12,158thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,424thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,743rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,019th
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Most Conservative: 6th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 10th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 22nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Asardia, the freedom to be free is always just out of reach.
  • : Following new legislation in Asardia, the writing style of religious hymns often changes mid-stanza.
  • : Following new legislation in Asardia, most Asardians would sell their own grandmother.
  • : Asardia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Asardia, people have become comfortably numb.
  • : Following new legislation in Asardia, first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one.
  • : Following new legislation in Asardia, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
  • : Following new legislation in Asardia, visiting dignitaries make excuses to leave functions early and head to the nearest pub.
  • : Following new legislation in Asardia, the government is well known for declaring war on other countries for suspected slights.
  • : Following new legislation in Asardia, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.

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