The Republic of Ascendency is a very large, genial nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, parental licensing program, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, cynical population of 107 million Ascendencyians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Welfare, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 74.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but underdeveloped Ascendencyian economy, worth 3.88 trillion Ascenas 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 dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is 36,219 Ascenas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Birth rates have hit an all-time low, tourists outnumber citizens two to one, teenage girls worry that they'll be unpopular if their skirts aren't short enough, and the crispy fried liver of a Phoenix is prized as a tasty treat by vagrants. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ascendency's national animal is the Phoenix, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ascendency was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, Highest Workforce Participation Rate, and Highest Average Tax Rates.
- : Ascendency was endorsed by The Socialist Haven of Anakzaxica.
- : Ascendency was endorsed by The United Socialist States of Transcommunist Republics.
- : Ascendency was endorsed by The Free Union of Picuros.
- : Ascendency's influence in The Leftist Assembly rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Ascendency was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Greylyn.
- : Ascendency was endorsed by The Disputed Territories of Anarchocommunists of the World.
- : Ascendency was endorsed by The Federation of The Gaturacia.
- : Ascendency was endorsed by The Particracy Paradise of Slackertown.
- : Ascendency was endorsed by The Socialist Republic of Vandensia.
Endorsements Received: 21 » Nangka, Antinios, Ephros, Thasse, The Pirotian Republic, Chokrobook, Culturists, Ghillemear, Midterra, Mavlina, Llorens, Dyl, Nepacton Murt, Vandensia, Slackertown, The Gaturacia, Anarchocommunists of the World, Greylyn, Picuros, Transcommunist Republics, and Anakzaxica.