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Most Subsidized Industry: 238thLargest Black Market: 374thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 431st
The Communist Monarchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Everyone Can Be Your Friend But only one can love you!
Rachel Dawn Amber
Influence
Minnow
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Commonwealth Of Astoria

Population10.227 billion

CapitalCommonwealth Of Astoria City
LeaderRachel Dawn Amber
FaithCult Of Amber

CurrencyAstorian Dollar
AnimalBlue Butterfly

The Communist Monarchy of Commonwealth Of Astoria is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Rachel Dawn Amber with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.227 billion Commonwealth Of Astorians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commonwealth Of Astoria City. The average income tax rate is 97.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Commonwealth Of Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 3,755 trillion Astorian Dollars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Retail, and Book Publishing. 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 an amazing 367,183 Astorian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

Politicians have literally dirty hands from their extracurricular activities, the hills are alive with the smell of burning flesh, produce labels read 'may contain traces of food', and contestants on Commonwealth Of Astoria's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Commonwealth Of Astoria's national animal is the Blue Butterfly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Cult Of Amber.

Commonwealth Of Astoria is ranked 1,901st in the world and 108th in The North Pacific for Highest Poor Incomes, with 185,113.84 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 238thLargest Black Market: 374thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 431stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 542ndLargest Mining Sector: 698thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 721stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 733rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 936thHighest Average Incomes: 1,037thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,153rdMost Influential: 1,554thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,586thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,700thMost Armed: 1,802ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,836thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,901stMost Efficient Economies: 2,003rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,158thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,307thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,834thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,858thLowest Crime Rates: 2,935thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,946thMost Cultured: 2,988thHighest Economic Output: 3,039thMost Avoided: 3,124thLargest Retail Industry: 3,180thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,637thMost Devout: 3,745thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,886thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,373rdFattest Citizens: 5,825thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,831stMost Developed: 7,633rdLongest Average Lifespans: 8,799thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,476thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12,833rdSmartest Citizens: 14,501st
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Largest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 39th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 46th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionMost Armed: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 80th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 84th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 89th in the regionMost Avoided: 92nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 99th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 108th in the regionLargest Governments: 116th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 120th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 123rd in the regionMost Devout: 142nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 144th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 147th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 148th in the regionMost Cultured: 150th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 156th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 162nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 208th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 253rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 286th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 407th in the regionMost Developed: 464th in the regionLargest Populations: 481st in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 513th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 517th in the regionMost Influential: 618th in the regionRudest Citizens: 679th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 773rd in the region

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