by Max Barry

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 9thLargest Black Market: 631stHighest Economic Output: 636th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
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Political Freedom

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Population29.353 billion

CapitalAshkanian City

AnimalBald Eagle

The Empire of Ashkan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Ashkan with an even hand, and notable for its smutty television, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 29.353 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 45.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ashkanian economy, worth a remarkable 8,339 trillion Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 284,127 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 204,508th in the world and 5,696th in the West Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.52 Crimes Per Hour.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 9thLargest Black Market: 631stHighest Economic Output: 636thHighest Poor Incomes: 988thMost Secular: 1,099thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,255thSmartest Citizens: 1,311thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,456thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,475thLargest Mining Sector: 2,044thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,054thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,153rdLargest Populations: 2,254thHighest Average Incomes: 2,304thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,568thMost Developed: 2,641stHighest Disposable Incomes: 2,759thMost Influential: 2,846thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,915thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2,925thRudest Citizens: 3,236thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,448thLowest Crime Rates: 3,534thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,732ndLargest Retail Industry: 4,357thFattest Citizens: 4,471stLargest Publishing Industry: 5,069thMost Efficient Economies: 5,439thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,931stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,156thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,473rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,393rdLargest Governments: 8,465thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,509thMost Stationary: 8,985thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 9,583rdTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 12,895thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,802nd
Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 25th in the regionLargest Populations: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 28th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 30th in the regionMost Secular: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 36th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 53rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 53rd in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 58th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 60th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 65th in the regionMost Developed: 65th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 80th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 85th in the regionRudest Citizens: 86th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 88th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 90th in the regionFattest Citizens: 99th in the regionMost Influential: 103rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 107th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 111th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 114th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 115th in the regionMost Stationary: 130th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 137th in the regionLargest Governments: 161st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 175th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 196th in the regionMost Average: 198th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 213th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 268th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 340th in the region

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