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Most Pacifist: 1,906th Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,094th Safest: 3,425th
The Southern Osean Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Endless Discovery
Queen Akari Emiko
Influence
Nipper
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Asthea

Population2.673 billion

CapitalGriswall
LeaderQueen Akari Emiko
FaithPacifismic

CurrencyAstheans Dollars
AnimalAlio

The Southern Osean Kingdom of Asthea is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Akari Emiko with an iron fist, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, prohibition of alcohol, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.673 billion Astheanians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Griswall. The average income tax rate is 93.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Asthean economy, worth 371 trillion Astheans Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 139,048 Astheans Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock", funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, 10-year-olds who struggle with integrating by parts are considered slow learners, and captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Asthea's national animal is the Alio, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pacifismic.

Asthea is ranked 170,849th in the world and 9,456th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring -8.37 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Most Pacifist: 1,906thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,094thSafest: 3,425thNicest Citizens: 3,719thHealthiest Citizens: 4,346thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,376thBest Weather: 4,416thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,431stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,812thLowest Crime Rates: 4,873rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,151stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,179thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,214thMost Inclusive: 5,292ndMost Developed: 5,433rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,494thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,822ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,571stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,865thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,010thLargest Governments: 7,409thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,469thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,633rdMost Efficient Economies: 9,831stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,144thSmartest Citizens: 11,296thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,801stHighest Average Incomes: 15,452nd
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Most Pacifist: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 169th in the regionSafest: 185th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 187th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 194th in the regionNicest Citizens: 218th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 224th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 236th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 238th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 239th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 242nd in the regionBest Weather: 243rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 284th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 286th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 299th in the regionMost Developed: 314th in the regionMost Inclusive: 323rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 342nd in the regionLargest Governments: 359th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 386th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 391st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 461st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 470th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 565th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 634th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 734th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 745th in the regionMost Stationary: 922nd in the regionMost Cultured: 930th in the region

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