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Largest Agricultural Sector: 10thLargest Black Market: 630thHighest Economic Output: 658th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
A is A
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population31.44 billion

CapitalAshkanian City

AnimalBald Eagle

The Empire of Ashkan is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ashkan with an even hand, and renowned for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 31.44 billion Ashkanians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ashkanian City. The average income tax rate is 56.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ashkanian economy, worth a remarkable 8,881 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 282,479 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, a third of Ashkanians are e-certified CEOs, and drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ashkan's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Zazen.

Ashkan is ranked 14,735th in the world and 333rd in the West Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 90.78 years.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 10thLargest Black Market: 630thHighest Economic Output: 658thMost Secular: 1,271stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,306thSmartest Citizens: 1,392ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,521stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,574thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,913thTop
Largest Populations: 2,174thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,224thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,367thLargest Mining Sector: 2,456thHighest Average Incomes: 2,526thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,725thMost Developed: 2,841stRudest Citizens: 2,917thMost Influential: 3,307thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,421stMost Beautiful Environments: 3,552ndMost Corrupt Governments: 3,604thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,679thLowest Crime Rates: 3,771stHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,048thFattest Citizens: 4,521stLargest Retail Industry: 5,061stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,364thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,636thMost Patriotic: 5,843rdMost Efficient Economies: 6,031stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,997thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,137thMost Stationary: 8,074thLargest Governments: 8,878thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,669thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,007thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,533rdLongest Average Lifespans: 14,735thHighest Food Quality: 16,854thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,400th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 32nd in the regionMost Secular: 35th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 38th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 54th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 55th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 58th in the regionMost Developed: 60th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 64th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 66th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 67th in the regionRudest Citizens: 74th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 80th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 82nd in the regionMost Influential: 86th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 87th in the regionFattest Citizens: 88th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 91st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 94th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 111th in the regionMost Stationary: 111th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 118th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 119th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 121st in the regionMost Patriotic: 124th in the regionMost Average: 134th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 141st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 153rd in the regionLargest Governments: 166th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 224th in the regionTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 250th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 333rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 370th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 417th in the region

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