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The Imperial Osean Kingdom of Asthea

“Tenno Heika Banzai” Emperor Hirohito

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population3.732 billion

LeaderEmperor Hirohito

CurrencyAstheans Dollars

The Imperial Osean Kingdom of Asthea is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Emperor Hirohito with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cynical population of 3.732 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 95.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Asthean economy, worth 585 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 156,782 Astheans Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Emperor Hirohito can often be found attempting to coax random citizens' cats down from trees, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, and rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century. 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 109,497th in the world and 5,583rd in The North Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 47.79 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 844thMost Pacifist: 1,311thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,997thNicest Citizens: 2,425thSafest: 2,552ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,598thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,721stMost Influential: 2,763rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,970thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,189thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,203rdLowest Crime Rates: 3,246thHealthiest Citizens: 3,311thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,372ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,382ndBest Weather: 3,468thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,620thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,776thMost Developed: 3,865thMost Inclusive: 4,110thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,683rdMost Subsidized Industry: 4,686thLargest Governments: 4,736thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,201stLargest Welfare Programs: 5,651stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,339thMost Income Equality: 7,317thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,465thSmartest Citizens: 7,609thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 9,026thMost Cultured: 9,844thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,391stHighest Average Incomes: 11,190thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13,482nd
Most Pacifist: 77th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 84th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 108th in the regionSafest: 131st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 136th in the regionNicest Citizens: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 157th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 158th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 162nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 176th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 178th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 190th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 194th in the regionBest Weather: 198th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 200th in the regionMost Developed: 218th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 225th in the regionLargest Governments: 225th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 228th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 246th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 250th in the regionMost Inclusive: 261st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 264th in the regionMost Income Equality: 332nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 397th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 419th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 432nd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 478th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 530th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 565th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 567th in the regionMost Stationary: 684th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 754th in the regionMost Influential: 791st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 825th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 160 » 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, Shin-Hachioji, 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, and 110 others.Lindsaystan, 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, and Eravonia.

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