The Empire of Ashkan is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Ashkan with an even hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, frequent executions, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 33.701 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, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ashkanian City. The average income tax rate is 64.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Ashkanian economy, worth a remarkable 9,681 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 287,262 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ashkan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Ashkan was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Ulfrik.
- : Ashkan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- : Ashkan was endorsed by The Sylvan Kingdom of Willow Gate.
- : Ashkan was endorsed by The Grumpy Old Grinch of Mediobogdum.
- : Ashkan was endorsed by The Armed Republic of Tropentarn.
- : Ashkan was endorsed by The Federal Commonwealth of Pelicanists.
- : Ashkan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- : Ashkan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
- : Ashkan was endorsed by The People's Republic of Cruts Cithe.
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