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Most Valuable International Artwork: 411thMost Influential: 2,846thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,928th
The Retro-Futuristic Starship of
Left-wing Utopia Utopia
Does a bee care?
Influence
Squire
First Minister
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Excessive

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New Astri

Population3.638 billion

CapitalNeo Io
LeaderMultivac
Faithunspecificed

CurrencyCredit
AnimalVacuumorph

The Retro-Futuristic Starship of New Astri is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Multivac with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.638 billion New Astrians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neo Io. The average income tax rate is 81.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming New Astrian economy, worth 320 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Retail. Average income is 88,009 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prudishness is on the way out, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead", and the police strictly enforce off-limit zones for tourists. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Astri's national animal is the Vacuumorph, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is unspecificed.

New Astri is ranked 214,062nd in the world and 1,075th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -4.67 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 411thMost Influential: 2,846thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,928thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,447thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,058thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,321stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,043rdNicest Citizens: 11,370thMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,507thMost Rebellious Youth: 12,114thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,670thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,975thTop
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Best Weather: 14,360thMost Inclusive: 14,401stHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,603rdMost Subsidized Industry: 14,935thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,991stMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,000thHealthiest Citizens: 17,383rdMost Beautiful Environments: 17,447thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,841stMost Income Equality: 18,636thHighest Food Quality: 19,074thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,006thMost Pacifist: 20,217thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,341stSmartest Citizens: 20,431stMost Secular: 21,919thLargest Governments: 24,475thSafest: 24,797thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25,207thMost Developed: 25,303rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,484thLowest Crime Rates: 27,006thMost Politically Free: 28,268th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Free: 38th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 86th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 105th in the regionMost Stationary: 119th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 136th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 156th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 159th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 161st in the region

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