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The Borderlands of New Astrian Outpost

“Per aspera ad astra - Through hardship to the stars”

Category: Democratic Socialists
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Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: TCBook Club

Regional Influence: Hermit


The Borderlands of New Astrian Outpost is a massive, genial nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 1.42 billion New Astrians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aurath. The average income tax rate is 70.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped New Astrian Outpostian economy, worth 56.5 trillion Constels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 39,791 Constels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cities in New Astrian Outpost declare independence based on interpretation of the historic meaning of cave paintings, the nation has always been at war with Bigtopia, it is illegal to make racist remarks in public, and all government facilities are built in the subterranean citadel of Aurath. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Astrian Outpost's national animal is the Elaphoi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Astrian Outpost is ranked 128,744th in the world and 1st in TCBook Club for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 68.96 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most Income Equality: 3,136thTop
Most Rebellious Youth: 16,361st

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