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Lowest Crime Rates: 290thMost Scientifically Advanced: 537thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 871st
The Martial Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Ad Astra Per Aspera
Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Ascoobis

Population20.033 billion

CapitalDarkmount
LeaderGeneralissimo Reyno Nicholas
FaithSecularism

CurrencyCredit
AnimalGolden Eagle

The Martial Republic of Ascoobis is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Generalissimo Reyno Nicholas with an even hand, and remarkable for its frequent executions, parental licensing program, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, humorless population of 20.033 billion Ascoobians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Darkmount. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Ascoobian economy, worth a remarkable 4,883 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 243,769 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Ascoobian as 'your finger, you fool', and several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ascoobis's national animal is the Golden Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Secularism.

Ascoobis is ranked 537th in the world and 2nd in The Free Nations Region for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 1,129.34 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Lowest Crime Rates: 290thMost Scientifically Advanced: 537thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 871stHighest Average Tax Rates: 909thLargest Governments: 933rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,074thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,083rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,096thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,130thSmartest Citizens: 1,214thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,399thMost Developed: 1,439thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,603rdMost Beautiful Environments: 1,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,701stMost Inclusive: 1,771stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,922ndMost Secular: 1,931stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,024thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,418thHighest Economic Output: 2,627thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,582ndMost Influential: 3,606thMost Efficient Economies: 3,907thMost Patriotic: 3,995thHighest Food Quality: 4,076thHealthiest Citizens: 4,091stHighest Average Incomes: 4,228thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,464thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,528thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,105thBest Weather: 8,159thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,737thLargest Populations: 10,251stTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14,115thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19,276thMost Income Equality: 21,967thMost Compassionate Citizens: 25,499th
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionMost Patriotic: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 25th in the regionBest Weather: 31st in the regionMost Income Equality: 31st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 33rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 33rd in the region

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