by Max Barry

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Most Pro-Market: 15,020th
The Republic of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Not sure yet
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population8.512 billion


The Republic of Ashab is a colossal, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 8.512 billion Ashabians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 13.2%.

The very strong Ashabian economy, worth 521 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is 61,228 Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 215,587 per year while the poor average 12,590, a ratio of 17.1 to 1.

Parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows, an increasingly villainous series of sports coaches are demanding the national mascot's true identity, and randomly bombing neighboring countries has become the new national sport. Crime is moderate. Ashab's national animal is the Bull, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ashab is ranked 149,538th in the world and 22nd in The Cornellian Empire for Most Income Equality, scoring 5.84 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most Pro-Market: 15,020th

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