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Best Weather: 383rd Most Beautiful Environments: 908th Healthiest Citizens: 935th
The Nordic Fenno-Fascist Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Lord-President Marcus Sarasti-Varis
✠ Cancellarius ✠ / Imperial Minister of Truth
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population12.935 billion

CapitalGrand-City Kalevala
LeaderLord-President Marcus Sarasti-Varis
FaithFascist-Nationalist Protestantism

CurrencyGold Standard Imperial Fennomark
AnimalWhite Lynx Viri Septentrionalis

The Nordic Fenno-Fascist Empire of Atsuria is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Lord-President Marcus Sarasti-Varis with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 12.935 billion Fascist Atsurians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand-City Kalevala. The average income tax rate is 95.9%.

The powerhouse Atsurian economy, worth a remarkable 1,350 trillion Gold Standard Imperial Fennomarks a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 104,407 Gold Standard Imperial Fennomarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, the government has undertaken a massive health education program to combat VODAIS, colonial subjects have Atsurian culture shoved down their throats, and the most common answers to where babies come from are "uh... ask your mother" and "um... ask your father". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Atsuria's national animal is the White Lynx Viri Septentrionalis, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Fascist-Nationalist Protestantism.

Atsuria is ranked 63,245th in the world and 18th in Fifth Empire for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 288.46 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Best Weather: 383rdMost Beautiful Environments: 908thHealthiest Citizens: 935thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 958thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 960thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,043rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,090thMost Pacifist: 1,173rdLongest Average Lifespans: 1,234thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,577thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 1,632ndMost Advanced Public Education: 1,861stNicest Citizens: 3,625thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,744thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,086thMost Influential: 5,194thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,582ndMost Devout: 5,699thLargest Governments: 6,915thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 8,401stMost Authoritarian: 9,230thHighest Economic Output: 9,636thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,326thMost Inclusive: 11,545thSmartest Citizens: 11,813thMost Developed: 12,214thLargest Populations: 13,510th
Longest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the region

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Phoenik, P0RTVGAL, Brazika, Karathi, The Cumbrian State, and Fascist Mars.

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