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Lowest Crime Rates: 267thMost Scientifically Advanced: 508thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 817th
The Martial Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Ad Astra Per Aspera
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Population18.558 billion

LeaderGeneralissimo Reyno Nicholas

AnimalGolden Eagle

The Martial Republic of Ascoobis is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Generalissimo Reyno Nicholas with an even hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, state-planned economy, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, humorless population of 18.558 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 4,493 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 242,143 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School history books often refer to Generalissimo Reyno Nicholas as "that imperialist pig dog", children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, and politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech. 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 3,406th in the world and 13th in The Free Nations Region for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100.36 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

Lowest Crime Rates: 267thMost Scientifically Advanced: 508thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 817thHighest Average Tax Rates: 836thLargest Governments: 852ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 941stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,030thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,097thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,101stSmartest Citizens: 1,174thMost Influential: 1,264thMost Developed: 1,324thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,428thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,508thMost Inclusive: 1,521stMost Beautiful Environments: 1,552ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,609thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,609thMost Secular: 1,799thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,961stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,295thTop
Highest Economic Output: 2,659thMost Patriotic: 2,733rdMost Efficient Economies: 3,406thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,583rdHighest Food Quality: 3,890thHighest Average Incomes: 3,973rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,022ndMost Subsidized Industry: 4,038thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,220thMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,988thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,825thBest Weather: 8,518thLargest Populations: 10,512thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,713thMost Income Equality: 19,522ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20,349thMost Compassionate Citizens: 21,273rd
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 7th in the regionMost Influential: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Patriotic: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 16th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 18th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionMost Income Equality: 30th in the regionBest Weather: 39th in the region

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