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Most Armed: 9,650thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,314thLargest Black Market: 14,419th
The Main Asdian Puppet of
Moralistic Democracy
It's a Puppet!
Influence
Page
Founder / Dearest Leader
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Asdia

Population5.295 billion

CapitalPuppet Prima
LeaderPuppet Emperor
FaithPuppeteering

CurrencyPuppet
AnimalPuppeteer

The Main Asdian Puppet of Asdia is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Puppet Emperor with an even hand, and renowned for its triple-decker prams, enslaved workforce, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, devout population of 5.295 billion Puppets are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Puppet Prima. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 38.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Asdian economy, worth 487 trillion Puppets a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 92,151 Puppets, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 310,186 per year while the poor average 20,287, a ratio of 15.3 to 1.

Motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies, the nation's first space rocket -- sponsored by Eckie-Ecola and shaped like an enormous soda bottle -- is being developed, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage, and allergy-sufferers must wear gas masks before venturing outdoors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Asdia's national animal is the Puppeteer, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Puppeteering.

Asdia is ranked 73,293rd in the world and 230th in Asdia for Largest Retail Industry, scoring 3,199.97 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Armed: 9,650thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,314thTop
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Largest Black Market: 14,419thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,861stHealthiest Citizens: 21,369thMost Developed: 22,104thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25,191st
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Most Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 20th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 22nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 63rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 82nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 88th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 99th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Asdia's influence in Asdia fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Asdia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Asdia, allergy-sufferers must wear gas masks before venturing outdoors.
  • : Following new legislation in Asdia, a National Academy regulates grammar and usage.
  • : Following new legislation in Asdia, the nation's first space rocket -- sponsored by Eckie-Ecola and shaped like an enormous soda bottle -- is being developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Asdia, motorists' locations are constantly tracked by intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
  • : Following new legislation in Asdia, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Puppeteerball fields.
  • : Asdia published "Low-Owner Card Prices" (Meta: Reference).
  • : Asdia updated the World Factbook entry in Asdia.
  • : Asdia renamed the office held by Asdia from "Ruler of Everything" to "Dearest Leader" in Asdia.

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