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The Imperial Commonwealth of Ascenon

“For the Infinite, For the Empire!”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific



Population18.657 billion

FaithInfinite God Dragon

CurrencyImperial Credit
AnimalMutant Prism Dragon

The Imperial Commonwealth of Ascenon is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Alphonse with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 18.657 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cadia. The average income tax rate is 86.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ascenonian economy, worth a remarkable 5,932 trillion Imperial Credits a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 317,984 Imperial Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Bargain hunters descend on disaster zones for a quick spot of grocery shopping, train stations can be 'armful places, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies, and Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case. 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 Mutant Prism Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Infinite God Dragon.

Ascenon is ranked 437th in the world and 317th in The North Pacific for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with 223 Valid Endorsements.

Most Efficient Economies: 380thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 398thLargest Black Market: 427thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 437thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 539thLargest Information Technology Sector: 593rdHighest Poor Incomes: 787thMost Influential: 824thHighest Economic Output: 1,082ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,141stHighest Average Incomes: 1,331stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,384thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,659thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 1,947thSmartest Citizens: 2,237thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,463rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,645thLowest Crime Rates: 2,807thMost Cultured: 3,019thLargest Mining Sector: 3,663rdLargest Governments: 3,666thRudest Citizens: 3,806thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,833rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,400thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,549thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,623rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,646thMost Avoided: 4,910thHealthiest Citizens: 4,969thLargest Populations: 6,159thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,763rdLargest Gambling Industry: 8,303rdTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 8,468thLargest Retail Industry: 8,675thMost Inclusive: 9,544thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,621stMost Secular: 11,539th
Largest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 25th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 36th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 52nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 56th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 59th in the regionLargest Populations: 64th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 65th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 89th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 109th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 114th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 122nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 127th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 137th in the regionMost Cultured: 150th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 152nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 157th in the regionMost Avoided: 161st in the regionLargest Governments: 168th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 208th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 212th in the regionRudest Citizens: 220th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 279th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 285th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 292nd in the regionMost Influential: 295th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 317th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 320th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 386th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 438th in the regionMost Stationary: 447th in the regionMost Inclusive: 560th in the regionMost Secular: 599th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, Little League matches are often attended by riot police with water cannon... just in case.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, the nation's universities are often mistaken for foreign embassies.
  • : Ascenon was endorsed by The Absurd Memory of Ravendi.
  • : Ascenon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Ascenon was endorsed by The Republic of Lunr.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, train stations can be 'armful places.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, bargain hunters descend on disaster zones for a quick spot of grocery shopping.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, unemployed youngsters trained to kill are being released en masse into society.
  • : Following new legislation in Ascenon, 9 out of 10 consumers think that vitamins can cure cancer.
  • : Ascenon was endorsed by The Queendom of Eravonia.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 223 » Calamazo, Shin-Hachioji, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Universal State Formula, Notyoutopia, Atain, Diodone, Selfgradatude, Shadowrik, Corfad, Sunto, PlanetPunk, Territorio di Nessuno, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Holy Oranz, Frances Francis the First of France, Phoronu, Kwaj, Puczovska, Unimaginable Doom, Buckerino, Ozstan, Siwale, Q w e r t y, Shibutani, Guslantis, The Gamer Party, General COE, Sil Dorsett, Mazeoftime, Pallaith, Lower Nubia, New Trisone, Moubarakistan, Former English Colony, Yukti, Koda-Land, Bearical, Amerian States, Highton Islands, Avemterra, Maott, Zeternia, Whereisthatistan, Sacrento, Ethnon, Sundred, Hyperbanus, and 173 others.Empy, United Draconia, SORT, Misuvelia, Cloydicia, El Fiji Grande, Xentherida, Arstungry, Kobagia, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, New Chilokver, Daiz, Greater Pittsburgh, The Iron Lions, Bananaaaaa, Federation Terra Australis, New Pruessen, The Rhein States, The Austro Germanic Union, The Most Freedom Ever, New Bremerton, The Serdey Islands, Spartoptia, Mercandia, Niradans, United Kahndaq, Malta Comino Gozo, Votak Matim, Torakuen, Sinelona, Vincone Cae, Ostrolia, North Bratislava, Egalico, New Lakemba, The Windmilluminati, Guer Aike, Dreadton, Amauri, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Wunderstrafanstalt, Warsaw-Halicz, Outer Egorniand, Plumas, Ninjak30, The South Falls, Lunallian, Detrivania, Panama Coalition, Zumlandia, Rosewood-, Napnomadia, Valhalla123, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Sunaiya, Kulgatha, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Steraz, Pleroma Sans Romans, Pasargad, Alunya, Joodey, The Sinclarian Provinces, Zemnaya Svoboda, Solmetria, Jasminlandia, Saturns Edge, Spunkland, Ibiscaton, Acrabinnia, Plangainer, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, The Stratosphere Islands, Haor Chall, Soviet Terran, Xandarnia, Astronomical, Victoriaans Nederlands, Aratani, New Caeitanordia, Rkainjel, East Spopovichka, 1 very fast endotarter, Pomur, Yummy Blubber, Tamgu, Ikea Rike, Sockmanland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Test for a new hope, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Hileville, Makersaulache, Fayyayid, Orado, Constantinolia, Solidair, Astrind, Glurponia, Moisus, Xzavia-Hjar, British Pacific Islands, Brettenia, Loutsland, Abject Ludicrosity, Subjugators, Wisconsota, Utopicican, Lindsaystan, Racoda, Great Javadwipa, Elestrum, Penrith, Cuyan, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Runeda, Juggernautilus, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, PotatoFarmers, New Flos, Lanterkint, Duerrlewang, Lesbian Femdom, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Delmak, Miruma, Orven, Ponantine, Impler, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Potestasia, Loli County, Lendara, Fararabistan, Fizban, Neworva, Clan Spaniel, Nothru Lerple, Wallachian People, Altamonte, Xagill, NabMex, Angshire, Kranostav, Germanic Araya, Zecit, Pazair, Phoeba, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Daymonskinner, Dabarastan, United Anglo-America, Parmovand, Zyvetskistaahn, Baldova, Marxist Luxembourg, Vartaraxwess, Fraguale Cothe, Terban Kedah, Eravonia, Lunr, and Ravendi.

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