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Largest Gambling Industry: 194thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 217thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 255th
The Merchant Empire State of
Orbis Unum
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population9.392 billion

LeaderLord President Charles Von Bernhardi XIV

CurrencyGold Aschenburg Crown
AnimalAschenburgarian Sailfish

The Merchant Empire State of Aschenburg is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Lord President Charles Von Bernhardi XIV with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, deadly medical pandemics, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 9.392 billion Aschenburgarians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, with Education and Defense also on the agenda, while Environment and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ludembourg. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Aschenburgian economy, worth a remarkable 3,096 trillion Gold Aschenburg Crowns a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Soda Sales, and Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 329,713 Gold Aschenburg Crowns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,027,674 per year while the poor average 3,747, a ratio of 807 to 1.

It's said that any enemy of democracy is a friend to Lord President Charles Von Bernhardi XIV, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, agricultural employees work for peanuts, and the nation's youth is held blameless for all crimes. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Aschenburg's national animal is the Aschenburgarian Sailfish, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Aschenburg is ranked 209,830th in the world and 8,542nd in the South Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 23.26 Years.

Largest Gambling Industry: 194thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 217thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 255thHighest Crime Rates: 298thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 305thRudest Citizens: 310thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 314thMost Armed: 345thLargest Retail Industry: 372ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 375thFattest Citizens: 401stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 444thHighest Disposable Incomes: 493rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 564thMost Avoided: 632ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 842ndLargest Insurance Industry: 893rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,233rdMost Rebellious Youth: 1,305thHighest Average Incomes: 1,443rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,513thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,513thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,609thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,839thMost Efficient Economies: 1,971stHighest Drug Use: 2,010thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,057thLargest Mining Sector: 2,092ndTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,829thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,180thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,227thHighest Economic Output: 3,916thMost Influential: 4,179thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,405thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,436thMost Cultured: 5,145thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,213thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,599thSmartest Citizens: 8,535thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,201stTop
Largest Black Market: 13,530thMost Pro-Market: 13,928thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 14,086thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,931st
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 13th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionFattest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 14th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 17th in the regionMost Avoided: 18th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 30th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 36th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 38th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 38th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 59th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 64th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 73rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 74th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 80th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 104th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 105th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 111th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 152nd in the regionMost Cultured: 153rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 204th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 222nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 228th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 256th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 276th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 284th in the regionLargest Populations: 294th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 335th in the regionLargest Black Market: 357th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 481st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 484th in the regionNudest: 495th in the regionMost Secular: 821st in the region

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