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The State of Anskerdank

“Peace, not war”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The State of Anskerdank is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Director Klaus Jurgens with an even hand, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, otherworldly petting zoo, and public floggings. The compassionate, devout population of 2.373 billion Anskerdankis have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mogrov. The average income tax rate is 82.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Anskerdanki economy, worth 323 trillion Sovereigns a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 136,131 Sovereigns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Taking hostages is a great way to influence government policy, young children are regularly seen wagering pocket money at blackjack tables, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies, and the new Liquor Legitimacy Office is besieged with job applications from people who have experience in "statistical sampling methods". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Anskerdank's national animal is the Double Headed Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Illegal.

Anskerdank is ranked 158,081st in the world and 766th in Europe for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -1.61 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Influential: 2,490thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,014thNudest: 5,976thLowest Crime Rates: 8,007thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,441stMost Cultured: 10,714thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 12,356thLargest Governments: 12,402ndMost Efficient Economies: 12,521stLongest Average Lifespans: 12,665thMost Inclusive: 12,764thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,902ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,030thMost Developed: 13,197thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,213thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,206thHealthiest Citizens: 15,128thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,313thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,094thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,539thHighest Average Incomes: 17,820thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,946thSafest: 18,059thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,498thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,897thSmartest Citizens: 20,295thLargest Information Technology Sector: 22,165th
Nudest: 21st in the regionMost Average: 45th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 103rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 116th in the region

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