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Most Patriotic: 874thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,926thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,440th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Long Live The Dictator
Joseph Solkov
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.271 billion

LeaderJoseph Solkov
FaithOrthodox Christianity


The Empire of Kaascar is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Joseph Solkov with an iron fist, and remarkable for its closed borders, triple-decker prams, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.271 billion Askians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Maural. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Kaascarian economy, worth 369 trillion Talans a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 162,534 Talans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The sound of wooden legs echo throughout Kaascar after the recent introduction of the Foot Tax, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, hairdressers are forced to use all the tricks of the trade after citizens became required to wear helmets at all times, and police conduct weekly raids looking for contraband cheeseburgers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Kaascar's national animal is the Scorpion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orthodox Christianity.

Kaascar is ranked 28,150th in the world and 14th in The Invaders for Smartest Citizens, with 50.74 quips per hour.

Most Patriotic: 874thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,926thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,440thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,480thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,724thMost Authoritarian: 3,969thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,931stMost Conservative: 4,990thLowest Crime Rates: 5,757thMost Devout: 6,163rdMost Corrupt Governments: 6,381stMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,928thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,523rdLargest Governments: 9,837thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,380thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,001stLargest Mining Sector: 11,336thMost Developed: 12,120thHighest Average Incomes: 12,804thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 14,826thLargest Black Market: 17,411thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,319thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,678thHealthiest Citizens: 19,943rdMost Advanced Public Education: 21,478thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,581stLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,908thMost Efficient Economies: 23,045thMost Scientifically Advanced: 24,993rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25,675thMost Extreme: 26,264th
Most Patriotic: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 13th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Conservative: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 14th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 27th in the regionLargest Black Market: 28th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 5 » Rain Delay, The Spiffing Brit, Aidenen Empire, The Welsh nation, and Shatki.