The Divine Island Kingdom of Aschente is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Atticus with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, unlimited-speed roads, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 12.457 billion Aschenteans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stormblade City. The average income tax rate is 60.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Aschentean economy, worth a remarkable 1,648 trillion Rubies a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 132,366 Rubies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
New pilots are regularly reminded that they are more expendable than their planes, busy commuters no longer hear the cries of "I want some more!" on the nation's streets, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones, and the single fish caught by Aschentean fishers last year is cited as evidence of Aschente's thriving fisheries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Aschente's national animal is the Dragon and its national religion is Atheism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Aschente lodged a message on the Thaecia Regional Message Board.
- : Aschente was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
- : Aschente resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Aschente was endorsed by The Darkening Federation of New Kowloon Bay.
- : Aschente was endorsed by The Lost Paradise of Grimmywelsh.
- : Aschente was endorsed by The Southern Ring Republic of Macrasetia.
- : Aschente was endorsed by The Associated States of Greater Theowherveld.
- : Aschente was endorsed by The United Provinces of Savveria.
- : Aschente was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Aschente was endorsed by The Island Imperium of Markanite.