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Largest Black Market: 194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 272ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 277th
The Imperial Empire of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Unyielding
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ascenon

Population21.934 billion

CapitalCadia
LeaderCarrow
FaithInfinite God Dragon

CurrencyImperial Credit
AnimalMutated Lizard-Dragon

The Imperial Empire of Ascenon is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Carrow with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, smutty television, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 21.934 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 73.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ascenonian economy, worth a remarkable 8,554 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 390,006 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, teen parties are often ruined by wet blanket chaperones, pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security, and diplomatic fallout tends to be much more dangerous than radioactive fallout. 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 2,603rd in the world and 166th in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 97.17 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Black Market: 194thLargest Information Technology Sector: 272ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 277thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 346thHighest Poor Incomes: 495thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 557thHighest Economic Output: 688thHighest Average Incomes: 857thMost Influential: 923rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 997thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,140thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,668thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,818thMost Cultured: 2,441stTop
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Smartest Citizens: 2,543rdMost Developed: 2,603rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,000thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,066thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,352ndLowest Crime Rates: 3,691stRudest Citizens: 3,755thMost Efficient Economies: 3,960thLargest Mining Sector: 4,124thLargest Retail Industry: 4,208thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,540thHealthiest Citizens: 4,722ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,795thLargest Governments: 5,031stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,715thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,768thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,775thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,918thLargest Populations: 5,952ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,732ndLargest Gambling Industry: 8,709thMost Secular: 10,026thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,097thTop
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Most Inclusive: 13,461stMost Stationary: 13,809thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,712thHighest Drug Use: 19,305thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,105th
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Largest Black Market: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 23rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 52nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 53rd in the regionLargest Populations: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 69th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 80th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 114th in the regionMost Cultured: 127th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 147th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 150th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 157th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 162nd in the regionMost Developed: 166th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 190th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 193rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 198th in the regionRudest Citizens: 209th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 214th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 225th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 236th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 250th in the regionLargest Governments: 274th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 276th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 283rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 286th in the regionMost Stationary: 303rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 331st in the regionMost Influential: 339th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 353rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 396th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 443rd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 479th in the regionMost Secular: 507th in the regionMost Inclusive: 811th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, diplomatic fallout tends to be much more dangerous than radioactive fallout.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, pulling weeds is seen as a threat to national security.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, teen parties are often ruined by wet blanket chaperones.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.
  • : Ascenon was endorsed by The United States of The Blazeland Administration.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, the silencing of dissent speaks volumes about the quality of Ascenonian democracy.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, nuclear warheads are frequently launched into space as a warning to invading meteoroids.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, business is banging at no-tell motels.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, creating cardboard imitations of missiles is a new top-secret military project.

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