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Most Cheerful Citizens: 371st Nicest Citizens: 387th Most Compassionate Citizens: 486th
The Holy Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Soar like the Sun Eagle, watching over all.
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Askadar

Population17.214 billion

CapitalAskalopolis
LeaderToril Maelstrom

CurrencySol
AnimalWhite Six-winged Eagle

The Holy Republic of Askadar is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Toril Maelstrom with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, smutty television, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 17.214 billion Askadarians 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 medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Environment and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Askalopolis. The average income tax rate is 58.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Askadarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,247 trillion Sols a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,467 Sols, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The country's motorways are surprisingly quiet, Toril Maelstrom's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, and on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life. Crime is totally unknown. Askadar's national animal is the White Six-winged Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Askadar is ranked 94,712th in the world and 3,371st in Lazarus for Most Authoritarian, with 0.18 Stalins.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 371stNicest Citizens: 387thMost Compassionate Citizens: 486thBest Weather: 830thHealthiest Citizens: 936thMost Pacifist: 1,340thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,747thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,907thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,842ndMost Rebellious Youth: 3,277thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,048thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,402ndLargest Populations: 5,432ndMost Cultured: 8,117thSmartest Citizens: 8,507thTop
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Safest: 8,689thMost Inclusive: 8,695thHighest Economic Output: 8,820thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,087thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,015thMost Devout: 11,741stLargest Welfare Programs: 13,308thLowest Crime Rates: 14,089th
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Nicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionBest Weather: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 34th in the regionMost Pacifist: 51st in the regionTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 67th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 88th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 91st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 130th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 149th in the regionLargest Populations: 199th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 212th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 325th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 353rd in the regionMost Cultured: 373rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 452nd in the regionSafest: 461st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 471st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 482nd in the regionMost Devout: 534th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Askadar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Askadar, on-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life.
  • : Following new legislation in Askadar, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Following new legislation in Askadar, Toril Maelstrom's handshakes with opposition leaders usually lead to thumb wars.
  • : Following new legislation in Askadar, the country's motorways are surprisingly quiet.
  • : Askadar's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Askadar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Askadar, for 25 Sols tourists can gawk at the site of national tragedy.
  • : Following new legislation in Askadar, 'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Askadarian Space Agency.
  • : Following new legislation in Askadar, unpackaged foodstuffs rot on store shelves.

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