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Population7.364 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Robert Paisley

CurrencyAstorian dollar

The Republic of -Astoria is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Prime Minister Robert Paisley with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.364 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 Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Liskerry. The average income tax rate is 77.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astorian economy, worth 567 trillion Astorian dollars a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 77,034 Astorian dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

CEOs and corporate executives are frequently found striking for better stock options, -Astoria is notorious for its citizens' infidelity, movies depict muscle-bound women kicking down a titanium door to carry hysterical men to safety, and untold millions of Astorian dollars are going into a new government-funded maternity leave scheme. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. -Astoria's national animal is the marten, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

-Astoria is ranked 19,558th in the world and 48th in International Democratic Union for Smartest Citizens, with 63.28 quips per hour.

Most Influential: 3,559thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,545thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,208thBest Weather: 9,992ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,425thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,727thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,668thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 14,074thNicest Citizens: 14,274thHighest Food Quality: 15,973rdLongest Average Lifespans: 15,994thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,511thSafest: 17,135thMost Pacifist: 17,197thMost Inclusive: 17,234thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,371stMost Cultured: 17,720thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,737thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,853rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,090thSmartest Citizens: 19,558thMost Developed: 19,769thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,323rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 23,400thMost Scientifically Advanced: 25,034thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 26,243rd

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