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Most Stationary: 3,112thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,699thMost Influential: 6,364th
The Red Meritocracy of
New York Times Democracy
Do what is right because it is right
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population17.067 billion



The Red Meritocracy of Asmovia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 17.067 billion Asmovians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, outspoken morass — is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare, Environment, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Powellton. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Asmovian economy, worth 998 trillion Asmovians a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Information Technology. Average income is 58,521 Asmovians, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Heartfelt sentiments are mercilessly marketed by a million-Asmovian treacle machine, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark, and dog owners proudly declare that their pups can predict when the mailman will arrive. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Asmovia's national animal is the Raven, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Asmovia is ranked 45,997th in the world and 103rd in Spiritus for Most Developed, scoring 66.92 on the Human Development Index.

Most Stationary: 3,112thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,699thMost Influential: 6,364thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,165thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,213thMost Pacifist: 7,481stMost Rebellious Youth: 8,756thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,045thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,071stNicest Citizens: 10,318thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,198thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,768thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,067thLargest Populations: 12,148thTop
Safest: 13,588thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,848thMost Secular: 13,919thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,655thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,990thSmartest Citizens: 15,012thMost Cultured: 15,223rdHealthiest Citizens: 16,402ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,469thHighest Economic Output: 18,515thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,625thLowest Crime Rates: 20,078thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,933rdLargest Governments: 22,076th
Most Stationary: 7th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 25th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Pacifist: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 29th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 31st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 9 » The Salaxalans, Kasadea, Legendus, Urran, Haremm, Matrixulated, Skogatopia, Colonalia, and Oblitus Terras.

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