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Most Subsidized Industry: 310th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 543rd Largest Black Market: 546th
The Commonwealth of
Psychotic Dictatorship Fascist Dictatorship
Everyone Can Be Your Friend But only one can love you!
Rachel Dawn Amber
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Commonwealth Of Astoria

Population7.456 billion

CapitalCommonwealth Of Astoria City
LeaderRachel Dawn Amber
FaithCult Of Amber

CurrencyAstorian Dollar
AnimalBlue Butterfly

The Commonwealth of Commonwealth Of Astoria is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Rachel Dawn Amber with an iron fist, and renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, enslaved workforce, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.456 billion Commonwealth Of Astorians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while International Aid and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commonwealth Of Astoria City. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Commonwealth Of Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 2,320 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 Automobile Manufacturing. 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 311,170 Astorian Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Home renovation shows are increasingly popular, refugee camp conversions to Cult Of Amber are increasingly common, 1% of global paper production is bound for the National Archive, and military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames. 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 5,944th in the world and 163rd in the South Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 5,904.99 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 310thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 543rdLargest Black Market: 546thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 581stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 737thHighest Poor Incomes: 760thLargest Mining Sector: 926thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,069thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,105thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,296thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,351stHighest Average Incomes: 1,364thTop
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Most Influential: 1,709thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,994thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,122ndMost Avoided: 2,414thLargest Governments: 2,575thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,827thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,878thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,328thLowest Crime Rates: 3,374thLargest Retail Industry: 3,634thMost Cultured: 3,867thMost Devout: 4,248thHighest Economic Output: 4,759thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,880thMost Efficient Economies: 5,426thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,944thFattest Citizens: 6,535thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,152ndLargest Publishing Industry: 7,438thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,509thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,882ndLargest Insurance Industry: 10,931stMost Authoritarian: 12,520th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 30th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 37th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 40th in the regionMost Avoided: 48th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 51st in the regionLargest Governments: 63rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 80th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 83rd in the regionMost Devout: 87th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 93rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 102nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 102nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 105th in the regionMost Cultured: 106th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 126th in the regionMost Influential: 136th in the regionFattest Citizens: 158th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 163rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 175th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 206th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 211th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 215th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 219th in the regionLargest Populations: 303rd in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 405th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 478th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 550th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 572nd in the region

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