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Most Pacifist: 2,402nd Most Compassionate Citizens: 3,735th Nicest Citizens: 4,378th
The Southern Osean Republic of
Democratic Socialists Hell
Endless Discovery
Princess Hana Emiko
Influence
Newcomer
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Asthea

Population2.311 billion

CapitalGriswall
LeaderPrincess Hana Emiko
FaithPacifismic

CurrencyAstheans Dollars
AnimalAlio

The Southern Osean Republic of Asthea is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Princess Hana Emiko with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical population of 2.311 billion Astheanians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Griswall. The average income tax rate is 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Asthean economy, worth 291 trillion Astheans Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 126,215 Astheans Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Strip mining of rare earth metals is up while back problems are down, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them, prime commercial land is being swamped with archaeological teams, and shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals. 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 167,246th in the world and 8,827th in The North Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 44.29 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most Pacifist: 2,402ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,735thNicest Citizens: 4,378thSafest: 4,713thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,219thHealthiest Citizens: 5,544thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,573rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,657thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,793rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,111thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,143rdMost Developed: 6,214thMost Inclusive: 6,540thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,741stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,126thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,145thBest Weather: 7,249thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,486thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,160thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 9,387thLargest Governments: 9,507thMost Efficient Economies: 10,022ndMost Beautiful Environments: 10,176thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,768thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 13,225thSmartest Citizens: 13,323rdMost Cultured: 15,951stLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,108th
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Most Pacifist: 135th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 198th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 209th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 222nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 250th in the regionSafest: 258th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 263rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 282nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 287th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 299th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 309th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 318th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 332nd in the regionMost Developed: 370th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 391st in the regionMost Inclusive: 393rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 397th in the regionBest Weather: 403rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 425th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 429th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 467th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 503rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 559th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 576th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 740th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 743rd in the regionMost Cultured: 805th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 879th in the region

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