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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 44thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 62ndHighest Average Incomes: 76th
The Social Darwinist Imperium of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
What Crota began, I complete. My will... conquers all!
Oryx the Taken King
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Ascendant Hive

Population7.543 billion

CapitalAscendant Dreadnaught
LeaderOryx the Taken King
Faiththe Sword-Logic

CurrencyAscendant Rune
AnimalAscendant Worm

The Social Darwinist Imperium of The Ascendant Hive is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Oryx the Taken King with an iron fist, and notable for its parental licensing program, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.543 billion Ascendant Spawn are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Law & Order, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ascendant Dreadnaught. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Ascendant Brood economy, worth a remarkable 5,308 trillion Ascendant Runes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Uranium Mining. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 703,773 Ascendant Runes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice, government policy is dictated by the Sword-Logic, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary, and state dairy cow's milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Ascendant Hive's national animal is the Ascendant Worm, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is the Sword-Logic.

The Ascendant Hive is ranked 145th in the world and 2nd in Forest for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 27,001.57 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 44thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 62ndHighest Average Incomes: 76thLargest Information Technology Sector: 121stLargest Agricultural Sector: 145thMost Corrupt Governments: 146thLargest Insurance Industry: 148thMost Scientifically Advanced: 152ndHighest Poor Incomes: 156thLargest Mining Sector: 183rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 186thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 198thMost Avoided: 213thLargest Black Market: 239thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 257thMost Efficient Economies: 271stMost Subsidized Industry: 273rdLargest Retail Industry: 296thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 321stMost Armed: 344thMost Devout: 380thFattest Citizens: 380thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 437thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 551stLargest Governments: 655thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 694thLowest Crime Rates: 776thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 858thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,109thRudest Citizens: 1,235thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,329thSmartest Citizens: 1,623rdHighest Economic Output: 1,680thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 3,100thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,478thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,620thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,665thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,691stNudest: 7,189thLargest Gambling Industry: 9,296thMost Conservative: 10,406thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,643rdMost Authoritarian: 16,249th
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Conservative: 15th in the regionNudest: 21st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 21st in the regionTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 24th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 31st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Ascendant Hive was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, state dairy cow's milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, government policy is dictated by the Sword-Logic.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, aggressive promotion of global warming puts polar bears on thin ice.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, colonial citizens are forced to sing the praise of the "Great Ascendant Brood Liberator".
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, an increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ascendant Hive, psychological disorders are a taboo subject.

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