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The Empire of Ashkan

“A is A”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: the West Pacific

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Empire of Ashkan is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Ashkan with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, public floggings, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 26.687 billion Ashkanians 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 relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ashkanian City. The average income tax rate is 31.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ashkanian economy, worth a remarkable 7,129 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 267,149 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists, jaywalking is punishable by public flogging, a third of Ashkanians are e-certified CEOs, and drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ashkan's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Zazen.

Ashkan is ranked 112,233rd in the world and 4,986th in the West Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 35.73 on the Hayek Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 7thHighest Economic Output: 692ndLargest Black Market: 792ndMost Secular: 850thHighest Poor Incomes: 881stSmartest Citizens: 1,216thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,264thMost Efficient Economies: 1,345thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,530thTop
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,930thHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,100thLargest Mining Sector: 2,215thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,286thHighest Average Incomes: 2,319thLargest Populations: 2,385thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,453rdMost Influential: 2,553rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,561stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,570thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,874thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,255thLowest Crime Rates: 3,556thRudest Citizens: 3,636thMost Developed: 3,688thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,015thFattest Citizens: 4,102ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,513thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,263rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,664thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,482ndTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,841stLargest Governments: 8,916thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,454thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,996thMost Stationary: 11,085thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,785thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,715th
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 18th in the regionMost Secular: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionLargest Populations: 24th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 26th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 42nd in the regionMost Influential: 44th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 48th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 50th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 51st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 57th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 77th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 77th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 79th in the regionFattest Citizens: 81st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 92nd in the regionMost Developed: 97th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 97th in the regionRudest Citizens: 103rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 107th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 112th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 119th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 142nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 176th in the regionMost Stationary: 178th in the regionLargest Governments: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 223rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 236th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 354th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 404th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 472nd in the regionMost Average: 538th in the region

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