The Principality of Askania Nowa is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its compulsory military service. The devout population of 493 million Askania Nowans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The large, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Spirituality, with Welfare, Law & Order, and Defense also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 47.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped Askania Nowan economy, worth 14.5 trillion Rokiws a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Cheese Exports, Uranium Mining, and Pizza Delivery. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 29,417 Rokiws, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Genetic researchers have been expelled, citizens are enjoying a recent large cut in taxes, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and the national shouting contest has become an important part of the electoral process. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Askania Nowa's national animal is the Horse.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Askania Nowa's influence in Cynosure rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Askania Nowa changed its national motto to "Win with ability, not with numbers.".
- : Askania Nowa's influence in Cynosure rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Askania Nowa's influence in Cynosure rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Askania Nowa's influence in Cynosure rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
- : Askania Nowa altered its national flag.
- : Askania Nowa relocated from Osiris to Cynosure.
- : Askania Nowa was refounded in Osiris.
- : Askania Nowa ceased to exist in The South Pacific.
- : Askania Nowa was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.