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The Great Western Sasquatch of Bran Astor

“Feet so big they crush souls”

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Location: the West Pacific

Regional Influence: Duckspeaker


The Great Western Sasquatch of Bran Astor is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Harry Henderson with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, free-roaming dinosaurs, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 7.37 billion Astorians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Industry, Environment, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stumptown. The average income tax rate is 56.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,224 trillion bytecoins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 166,127 bytecoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Fly fishermen are legally forbidden from using electronic lures, politicians are forced to vote with their party leaders, the government merely sends empty platitudes whenever natural disasters strike foreign nations, and the nation was recently voted "most likely to betray its allies". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bran Astor's national animal is the tree octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Gnostic Creationism.

Bran Astor is ranked 192,779th in the world and 5,471st in the West Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -8.37 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 40thMost Influential: 115thMost Valuable International Artwork: 581stTop
Best Weather: 3,533rdMost Beautiful Environments: 4,374thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,145thHealthiest Citizens: 5,157thLargest Black Market: 5,234thMost Cultured: 5,299thRudest Citizens: 5,697thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,133rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,662ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,704thMost Developed: 7,156thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,419thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,696thSmartest Citizens: 7,885thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 8,402ndMost Inclusive: 9,863rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,079thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 10,328thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,600thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,417thHighest Economic Output: 13,558thLargest Insurance Industry: 13,674thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,758thMost Secular: 13,966thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,199thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,998thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,788thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,861stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20,066th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 20th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 75th in the regionLargest Black Market: 86th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 99th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Cultured: 122nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 143rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 145th in the regionRudest Citizens: 152nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 155th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 164th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 165th in the regionMost Developed: 170th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 186th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 188th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 189th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 205th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 215th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 219th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 234th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 244th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 255th in the regionMost Inclusive: 259th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 286th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 313th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 321st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 349th in the regionMost Secular: 378th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 396th in the regionMost Stationary: 396th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 420th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 453rd in the regionLargest Governments: 471st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 524th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 546th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 578th in the region

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