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The Republic of -Astoria

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

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Location: International Democratic Union

Regional Influence: Truckler


The Republic of -Astoria is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Robert Paisley with a fair hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.301 billion Astorians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Healthcare, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Footscray. The average income tax rate is 67.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astorian economy, worth 262 trillion Astorian dollars a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 79,468 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 58,963rd in the world and 26th in International Democratic Union for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 3,350.45 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

Most Influential: 4,065thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,034thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,587thTop
Best Weather: 13,328thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,058thNicest Citizens: 14,239thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,851stMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,662ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,875thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,138thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,165thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,455thMost Cultured: 17,492ndMost Inclusive: 17,618thMost Pacifist: 19,132ndMost Politically Free: 19,869thSafest: 19,874thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,162ndMost Developed: 20,242ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,873rdLargest Welfare Programs: 21,079thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,262ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 22,324th
Most Politically Free: 7th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 19 » Comhar, Grosseschnauzer, Naboompu, The Crimean Enclave, Aertemedia, Grellania, Gardavasque, United New England, Trive 38, South Pacific Republic, The Enlightened Lands of a Perfect Order, Christos, Arcadia Dazeber, Aethelia, Sunemia, Latidonia, Assamland, Ponoxien, and Lauchenoiria.