by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 9thHighest Economic Output: 673rdLargest Black Market: 697th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Population33.701 billion

CapitalAshkanian City

AnimalBald Eagle

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.

Ashkan is ranked 1,319th in the world and 22nd in the West Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 227,396.56 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 9thHighest Economic Output: 673rdLargest Black Market: 697thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,319thMost Secular: 1,427thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,431stSmartest Citizens: 1,490thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,501stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,646thLargest Populations: 2,113thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,381stLargest Mining Sector: 2,477thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,608thHighest Average Incomes: 2,632ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,646thTop
Most Developed: 3,083rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,408thMost Influential: 3,436thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,647thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,750thRudest Citizens: 3,751stMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,874thLowest Crime Rates: 4,141stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,422ndLargest Retail Industry: 5,611thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,611thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,704thFattest Citizens: 5,809thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,479thMost Efficient Economies: 6,691stMost Stationary: 7,152ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,659thMost Patriotic: 8,427thLargest Governments: 8,855thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,830thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,048thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,996thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 14,828thHighest Food Quality: 17,199thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 18,217thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,540thSafest: 22,815th
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 22nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 23rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Secular: 28th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 34th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 51st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 54th in the regionMost Developed: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 60th in the regionRudest Citizens: 61st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 64th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 71st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 72nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 79th in the regionMost Stationary: 85th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 85th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 85th in the regionFattest Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 96th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 102nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 107th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 107th in the regionMost Patriotic: 134th in the regionLargest Governments: 140th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 143rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 181st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 258th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 274th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 347th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 371st in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 396th in the regionMost Average: 427th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 593rd in the regionSafest: 613th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 631st in the region

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