by Max Barry

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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,324th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,449th Most Advanced Public Education: 1,765th
The Socialist Workers' Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Pride in work, equality in society
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population10.612 billion

LeaderComrade Chairman Koba

Currencylabour voucher
Animalcapitalist pig

The Socialist Workers' Republic of Ashatwe is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Comrade Chairman Koba with an even hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, feral children, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cheerful population of 10.612 billion Ashatweans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Djanoubia. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Ashatwean economy, worth a remarkable 1,687 trillion labour vouchers 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 159,020 labour vouchers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Maxtopian villagers starve by the time Ashatwean officials even file the appropriate paperwork needed to help them, heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-labour voucher treacle machine, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool, and the government is making attempts at curtailing the flood of spam emails with little progress. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ashatwe's national animal is the capitalist pig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is anti-theism.

Ashatwe is ranked 144,648th in the world and 6,296th in Lazarus for Most Pro-Market, scoring -71.89 on the Rand Index.

Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,324thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,449thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 1,765thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,048thMost Developed: 2,273rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,284thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,305thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,672ndMost Efficient Economies: 2,708thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,897thMost Inclusive: 3,511thBest Weather: 3,513thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,550thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,641stHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,681stSmartest Citizens: 3,686thMost Cultured: 4,214thLargest Governments: 4,340thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,793rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,866thMost Pacifist: 5,563rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,906thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,002ndLargest Publishing Industry: 6,913thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,132ndHealthiest Citizens: 7,282ndSafest: 7,418thHighest Economic Output: 7,699thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,865thTop
Highest Drug Use: 9,087thMost Secular: 9,660thHighest Average Incomes: 10,815thRudest Citizens: 13,593rdNudest: 13,823rd
Most Rebellious Youth: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 89th in the regionMost Developed: 95th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 97th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 98th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 108th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 117th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 159th in the regionMost Inclusive: 163rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 166th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 168th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 175th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 180th in the regionBest Weather: 184th in the regionMost Cultured: 204th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 223rd in the regionLargest Governments: 240th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 241st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 285th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 291st in the regionMost Pacifist: 291st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 326th in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 370th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 374th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 424th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 431st in the regionSafest: 447th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 456th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 464th in the regionMost Secular: 520th in the regionRudest Citizens: 568th in the regionNudest: 588th in the regionLargest Populations: 612th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 615th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ashatwe's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Ashatwe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Ashatwe was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Ashatwe's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Ashatwe's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Ashatwe was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Ashatwe ceased to exist in Osiris.
  • : Ashatwe's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Ashatwe's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Ashatwe's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".


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