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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 767th Most Pacifist: 1,288th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,959th
The Imperial Osean Kingdom of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Tenno Heika Banzai
Emperor Hirohito
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population3.763 billion

LeaderEmperor Hirohito

CurrencyAstheans Dollars

The Imperial Osean Kingdom of Asthea is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Hirohito with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, cynical population of 3.763 billion Astheanians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Griswall. The average income tax rate is 96.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Asthean economy, worth 592 trillion Astheans Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 157,410 Astheans Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The well-to-do in The North Pacific are never on time for important appointments, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days, dozens of viewers tune in weekly to hear whether a comma has been added to Clause 5 in Subsection B of Law 58375, and the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Griswall for fear of causing a fuss. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Asthea's national animal is the Alio, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Pacifismic.

Asthea is ranked 148,940th in the world and 7,694th in The North Pacific for Most Devout, with 6.17 Prayers Per Hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 767thMost Pacifist: 1,288thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,959thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,388thNicest Citizens: 2,399thSafest: 2,477thMost Influential: 2,625thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,758thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,989thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,125thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,161stLowest Crime Rates: 3,190thHealthiest Citizens: 3,292ndLongest Average Lifespans: 3,329thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,338thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,548thBest Weather: 3,572ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,735thMost Developed: 3,772ndMost Inclusive: 4,071stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,504thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,669thLargest Governments: 4,683rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,245thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,599thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,253rdMost Income Equality: 7,003rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,295thSmartest Citizens: 7,418thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 9,055thMost Cultured: 9,429thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,210thHighest Average Incomes: 11,096thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,612th
Most Pacifist: 76th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 83rd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 108th in the regionSafest: 129th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 140th in the regionNicest Citizens: 150th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 157th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 159th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 161st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 172nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 178th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 193rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 194th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 200th in the regionBest Weather: 204th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 218th in the regionMost Developed: 218th in the regionLargest Governments: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 226th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 250th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 253rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 261st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 264th in the regionMost Income Equality: 298th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 402nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 412th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 429th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 458th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 522nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 526th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 564th in the regionMost Stationary: 675th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 763rd in the regionMost Influential: 765th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 819th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 169 » Alunya, Warsaw-Halicz, Great Javadwipa, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, The Soviet States of Europe, Runeda, Notyoutopia, El Fiji Grande, Shibutani, Siwale, The Rhein States, Sinelona, Longsword01, New Lakemba, Yaorozu, Xzavia-Hjar, Loutsland, Juggernautilus, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Tamgu, Zumlandia, Zeternia, Sunto, North Bratislava, Kwaj, Daiz, Sundred, PlanetPunk, Koda-Land, Dar es Saalam, Omnistria, Dreadton, Wilkshire, Bearical, Napnomadia, Guer Aike, Sockmanland, Cuyan, Abject Ludicrosity, Valhalla123, 1 very fast endotarter, Steampunk Ariel, New Bremerton, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Maott, Test for a new hope, Orado, Lindsaystan, and 119 others.Shadowrik, Selfgradatude, Moisus, Amauri, Black Templares, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Wineclaw, The Tampa Bay Rays, Federation Terra Australis, Wisconsota, Kenatara, Glurponia, New Octicarg, Advancia-Sizzletown, PotatoFarmers, Sil Dorsett, Holy Oranz, Spartoptia, New Flos, Lanterkint, Trillius, Pallaith, Sunaiya, Elder Realms, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Makersaulache, Duerrlewang, Concordare, Warcaa, Ibiscaton, Lesbian Femdom, Kasazzastan, Victoriaans Nederlands, Sacrento, Jasminlandia, McMasterdonia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Torakuen, Faircliff, Fizban, General COE, The Stratosphere Islands, Miamington, Votak Matim, Miruma, Delmak, Frances Francis the First of France, Union of Austria-Hungary, Orven, U S Eh, Guslantis, Randbourne, Ponantine, Racoda, Impler, Aratani, Centromuria, Joodey, Nakayo, Nordic-British Union, Pasargad, Malta Comino Gozo, Ozstan, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Potestasia, Loli County, Moubarakistan, Lendara, Eteles, Universal State Formula, Neworva, Clan Spaniel, Nothru Lerple, Wallachian People, Altamonte, Xagill, Xentherida, Earth Commonwealth, NabMex, Angshire, Kranostav, United Kahndaq, Germanic Araya, Zecit, New Nameplayzzyt, Idumetala, Penrith, Yukti, Empy, Pazair, ChristianVille of the USA, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Haor Chall, Vincone Cae, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, Brevada, Parmovand, Zyvetskistaahn, United Anglo-America, Vartaraxwess, Astronomical, Fraguale Cothe, Lunr, Eravonia, Ravendi, Huks Gares, Serendipita Martia, Palapasia, Eraver, Mountainese, East Akra, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, Ibn Jibril, and Umuyyad.

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