The Republic of Askadian is a huge, socially progressive nation, notable for its absence of drug laws and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-working, democratic population of 662 million Askadianians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The relatively small, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Administration. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.3%.
The strong Askadianian economy, worth 27.1 trillion Askadian dollars a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Trout Farming, and Gambling. Average income is 40,896 Askadian dollars, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 263,579 per year while the poor average 2,563, a ratio of 102 to 1.
The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, all major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, and military spending recently hit a new high. Crime is a serious problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Askadian's national animal is the Wolf, which can occasionally be seen sifting through garbage in the nation's cities.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Askadian's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Askadian was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
- : Askadian relocated from The Communist Nations of The World to Middle Earth.
- : Askadian relocated from Middle Earth to The Communist Nations of The World.
- : Askadian's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Askadian's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Askadian's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Askadian's influence in Middle Earth rose from "Zero" to "Hatchling".
- : Askadian was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights, Highest Crime Rates, Most Extreme, Most Pro-Market, and Most Politically Free.
- : Askadian lodged a message on the Middle Earth Regional Message Board.