“Money IS happiness”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: The North Pacific
The Republic of Avascia is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, ban on automobiles, and suspicion of poets. The hard-working, democratic population of 275 million Avascians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The minute, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Defense, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Avasciopolis. The average income tax rate is 4.9%.
The very strong Avascian economy, worth 23.3 trillion Avaroes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Trout Farming, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 84,853 Avaroes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.
The Avascia Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, foreign casinos have trouble paying fans who bet on the Avasciopolis Pigs' triumph against long odds, and Mr Happy's Funland has just been named Avascia's new capital. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Avascia's national animal is the Pig, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Avascia was endorsed by The Holy Golden Society of Germanic Araya.
- : Avascia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
- : Avascia was endorsed by The Commonwealth of United Kahndaq.
- : Avascia was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Inven in TNP.
- : Avascia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Rudest Citizens.
- : Avascia was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Holdac.
- : Avascia was endorsed by The Kingdom of Angshire.
- : Avascia changed its national capital to "Avasciopolis".
- : Following new legislation in Avascia, Mr Happy's Funland has just been named Avascia's new capital.
- : Avascia endorsed The Delegate-elect of McMasterdonia.
Endorsements Received: 142 » Shin-Hachioji, Alunya, Panama Coalition, El Fiji Grande, Runeda, Sinelona, Bearical, Loutsland, Territorio di Nessuno, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Yaorozu, Ethnon, Spartoptia, Trillius, Zumlandia, Sunto, Selfgradatude, Xzavia-Hjar, Alice Gardens, Sundred, Koda-Land, Moisus, Lesbian Femdom, Advancia-Sizzletown, The Rhein States, 2 and 2 is Fish, Guer Aike, Corfad, Daiz, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Makersaulache, Aezus, Dar es Saalam, Amauri, Notyoutopia, Omnistria, Sockmanland, Duerrlewang, New Octicarg, Shibutani, Grimandia, Kulgatha, Sheldanada, Federation Terra Australis, Ibiscaton, Dreadton, Newpromisedland, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Aeolist, and 92 others.Amerian States, New Bremerton, PlanetPunk, Siwale, Victoriaans Nederlands, The Tampa Bay Rays, Alepuble, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Zeternia, Tamgu, Cuyan, Analomink, Great Javadwipa, Angwayster, Quebekistand, Chile Libertario, Lomjia, Jasminlandia, Test for a new hope, McMasterdonia, Great Bights Mum, Kwaj, Torakuen, Wisconsota, Faircliff, Shadowrik, Wineclaw, Altivia, General COE, Holy Oranz, Frie Annium, Steampunk Ariel, 1 very fast endotarter, The Stratosphere Islands, Votak Matim, Miruma, Juggernautilus, Glurponia, Pallaith, Wilkshire, Delmak, Frances Francis the First of France, Abject Ludicrosity, Orven, Guslantis, Ponantine, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Sil Dorsett, Racoda, Great Robertia, Black Templares, Impler, Alusten, Aratani, Lower Briel Guanzapolia, Maott, Joodey, Nakayo, Pasargad, Malta Comino Gozo, Ozstan, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Kaschovia, Potestasia, Loli County, Moubarakistan, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, The Pantheons, Francois Isidore, Fizban, Lanterkint, Universal State Formula, Neworva, Lindsaystan, Clan Spaniel, Lendara, Nothru Lerple, PotatoFarmers, Wallachian People, Darcania, Altamonte, Gorundu, Xentherida, Xagill, Napnomadia, Angshire, Holdac, Inven in TNP, United Kahndaq, and Germanic Araya.