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The Imperial Empire of Ascenon

“Unyielding”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The Imperial Empire of Ascenon is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Carrow with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 22.124 billion Ascenonians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cadia. The average income tax rate is 74.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ascenonian economy, worth a remarkable 8,661 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is fairly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 391,510 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father, a handful of megacorporations own every "craft brewery" in the nation, government statisticians explain census inaccuracies by declaring that "Sith happens", and colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Ascenonian Liberator". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ascenon's national animal is the Mutated Lizard-Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Infinite God Dragon.

Ascenon is ranked 4,942nd in the world and 269th in The North Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 41.1 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Largest Black Market: 191stLargest Information Technology Sector: 271stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 291stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 354thHighest Poor Incomes: 474thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 552ndHighest Economic Output: 680thHighest Average Incomes: 860thMost Influential: 928thMost Scientifically Advanced: 982ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,174thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,645thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,728thTop
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Most Cultured: 2,399thMost Developed: 2,518thSmartest Citizens: 2,523rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,984thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,243rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,337thLowest Crime Rates: 3,622ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,037thLargest Mining Sector: 4,177thRudest Citizens: 4,223rdLargest Retail Industry: 4,361stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,522ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,651stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,720thLargest Governments: 4,942ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,587thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,673rdLargest Populations: 5,931stHighest Disposable Incomes: 6,143rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,158thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,562ndLargest Gambling Industry: 8,547thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,784thMost Secular: 10,875thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,396thMost Inclusive: 13,550thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,900thHighest Drug Use: 18,981stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 20,040thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,501stHighest Average Tax Rates: 22,674th
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 50th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 54th in the regionLargest Populations: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 75th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 117th in the regionMost Cultured: 124th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 145th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 161st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 163rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 164th in the regionMost Developed: 165th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 184th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 198th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 219th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 222nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 227th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 230th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 239th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 246th in the regionLargest Governments: 269th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 280th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 282nd in the regionMost Stationary: 298th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 326th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 330th in the regionMost Influential: 343rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 367th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 432nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 463rd in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 545th in the regionMost Inclusive: 802nd in the region

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