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The Republic of -Astoria

“To be, rather than to seem. | Tyh nil cwsa.”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Location: International Democratic Union

Regional Influence: Truckler


The Republic of -Astoria is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Prime Minister Robert Paisley with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 4.673 billion Astorians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Footscray. The average income tax rate is 72.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astorian economy, worth 336 trillion Astorian dollars a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Basket Weaving. Average income is 72,056 Astorian dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, third party candidates are now gaining some representation in Parliament, the government is spending millions on renovating the public transportation system, and Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. -Astoria's national animal is the opossum, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

-Astoria is ranked 165,959th in the world and 67th in International Democratic Union for Fattest Citizens, with 9.36 Obesity Rate.

Most Influential: 4,035thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,603rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,045thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,745thBest Weather: 10,878thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,138thTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 11,950thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,283rdNicest Citizens: 14,807thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,987thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,002ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 17,323rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,490thMost Cultured: 17,584thMost Inclusive: 18,213thMost Developed: 18,877thLargest Welfare Programs: 19,284thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,515thSafest: 19,569thMost Pacifist: 19,817thMost Politically Free: 20,288thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,773rdSmartest Citizens: 21,929th

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Endorsements Received: 15 » Comhar, Grosseschnauzer, The Crimean Enclave, Grellania, Gardavasque, United New England, Trive 38, South Pacific Republic, The Enlightened Lands of a Perfect Order, Sunemia, Ponoxien, Lauchenoiria, Aertemedia, Libertas Omnium Maximus, and Slokais Islands.