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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,729th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 15,586th
The Peninsular Republic of
Corporate Bordello
Liberty and Justice
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Superb

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Ascysia

Population2.071 billion

CapitalLugero
LeaderPresident Matthew Rivera

CurrencyMark
AnimalGray Squirrel

The Peninsular Republic of Ascysia is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Matthew Rivera with a fair hand, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-working, democratic, devout population of 2.071 billion Ascysians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lugero. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The very strong Ascysian economy, worth 118 trillion Marks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Woodchip Exports industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. Average income is 57,007 Marks, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 178,047 per year while the poor average 14,010, a ratio of 12.7 to 1.

Crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, Ascysia has designated Lugero as its capital city, and President Matthew Rivera has just been declared ruler of Ascysia in an international press conference. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Ascysia's national animal is the Gray Squirrel, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ascysia is ranked 72,626th in the world and 1,775th in Osiris for Most Primitive, scoring -46.9 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,729thTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 15,586th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 265th in the regionTop
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Most Pro-Market: 385th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ascysia's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Ascysia's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Ascysia's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Ascysia was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Ascysia ceased to exist in Vatican.
  • : Ascysia changed its national capital to "Lugero", its leader to "President Matthew Rivera", and its nation type to "Peninsular Republic".
  • : Ascysia's influence in Vatican rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Ascysia's influence in Vatican rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Ascysia's influence in Vatican rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in Ascysia, President Matthew Rivera has just been declared ruler of Ascysia in an international press conference.

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