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Nudest: 19thLargest Publishing Industry: 262ndHighest Crime Rates: 300th
The Radioactive Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest
Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you.
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Jasque

Population32.991 billion

CapitalChernobyl
LeaderCitizen Amaneus Lachance

CurrencyBecquerel
AnimalGreen Glowing Owl

The Radioactive Republic of Jasque is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Citizen Amaneus Lachance with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, smutty television, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 32.991 billion Jasqueans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The minute, liberal government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Law & Order are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Chernobyl. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Jasquean economy, worth a remarkable 8,348 trillion Becquerels a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 253,046 Becquerels, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The dessert 'Death by Chocolate' isn't the most lethal dish on the menu, polygraphs are relegated to the dungeon exhibit in castle museums, to say that military robots are inclined towards violence is offensive, and sales of trenchcoats are on the rise. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Jasque's national animal is the Green Glowing Owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Jasque is ranked 11,906th in the world and 1st in The New Meritocracy for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 9,913.09 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

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Nudest: 19thLargest Publishing Industry: 262ndHighest Crime Rates: 300thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 323rdMost Armed: 476thMost Rebellious Youth: 505thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 569thMost Avoided: 642ndLargest Mining Sector: 644thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 729thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 740thLargest Gambling Industry: 748thFattest Citizens: 848thHighest Economic Output: 927thHighest Disposable Incomes: 962ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,073rdSmartest Citizens: 1,425thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,876thRudest Citizens: 1,984thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,152ndLargest Populations: 2,208thMost Cultured: 2,212thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,706thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,715thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,960thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,691stHighest Average Incomes: 3,779thLargest Retail Industry: 4,277thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,690thMost Efficient Economies: 5,219thLargest Black Market: 5,985thMost Influential: 7,215thMost Inclusive: 9,551stMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,662ndHighest Food Quality: 11,458thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,906thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 15,147thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 16,530thHighest Drug Use: 26,311th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionHighest Food Quality: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Jasque was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Jasque was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Jasque was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Jasque's influence in The New Meritocracy fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • : Jasque's influence in The New Meritocracy rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Superpower".
  • : Jasque relocated from Lazarus to The New Meritocracy.
  • : Jasque was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Jasque ceased to exist in The New Meritocracy.
  • : Jasque was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Jasque was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.

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