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Most Subsidized Industry: 246thLargest Black Market: 372ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 426th
The Communist Monarchy of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Everyone Can Be Your Friend But only one can love you!
Rachel Dawn Amber
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Commonwealth Of Astoria

Population11.468 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 notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.468 billion Commonwealth Of Astorians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commonwealth Of Astoria City. The average income tax rate is 97.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Commonwealth Of Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 4,118 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 359,101 Astorian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The hills are alive with the smell of burning flesh, produce labels read 'may contain traces of food', contestants on Commonwealth Of Astoria's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, and third world countries are rich in "I Love Commonwealth Of Astoria City" t-shirts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded 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 214,927th in the world and 8,015th in The North Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -155.37 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 246thLargest Black Market: 372ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 426thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 625thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 654thLargest Mining Sector: 750thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 843rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 978thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 994thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,054thHighest Average Incomes: 1,157thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,238thMost Influential: 1,659thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,891stMost Armed: 1,937thMost Efficient Economies: 2,072ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,115thLargest Governments: 2,395thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 2,783rdMost Advanced Public Education: 2,842ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,853rdHighest Economic Output: 2,881stLowest Crime Rates: 2,947thMost Cultured: 3,075thLargest Retail Industry: 3,566thMost Avoided: 3,729thMost Devout: 4,006thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,642ndLargest Welfare Programs: 5,696thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,746thFattest Citizens: 6,489thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,527thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 7,290thMost Developed: 7,754thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,008thRudest Citizens: 10,338thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,305thSmartest Citizens: 14,443rd
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Largest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 51st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 55th in the regionMost Armed: 67th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 85th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 104th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 105th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 123rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 129th in the regionLargest Governments: 130th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 141st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 156th in the regionMost Cultured: 156th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 157th in the regionMost Devout: 165th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 179th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 184th in the regionFattest Citizens: 247th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 280th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 291st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 296th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 308th in the regionRudest Citizens: 453rd in the regionMost Developed: 468th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 490th in the regionLargest Populations: 534th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 566th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 662nd in the regionMost Influential: 675th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 775th in the region

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