The Empire of
Father Knows Best State
Strength Through Sacrifice
Adrian Hawke
Regional Influence
Hermit
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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The Empire of Astalekon is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Adrian Hawke with an iron fist, and remarkable for its digital currency, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.092 billion Astalekonians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kirkwall. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The strong Astalekonian economy, worth 587 trillion Eraks a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Beef-Based Agriculture. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 96,511 Eraks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Astalekon's leader goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses, same-sex marriages are increasingly common, children as young as six shock their parents by coming out of the closet, and motels cater primarily to adulterers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Astalekon's national animal is the Dog, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Adrianism.

Astalekon is ranked 1st in Wistlor and 61,694th in the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 3.239 Net Tourists per hour.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 18 hours ago: Astalekon fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 11 days ago: Astalekon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates (last census: Top 10%).
  • 12 days ago: Astalekon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.
  • 17 days ago: Astalekon was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured (last census: Top 10%).
  • 22 days ago: Astalekon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • 46 days ago: Following new legislation in Astalekon, motels cater primarily to adulterers.
  • 47 days ago: Astalekon unsuppressed a post on the Wistlor regional message board.
  • 47 days ago: Astalekon suppressed a post on the Wistlor regional message board.
  • 47 days ago: Astalekon unsuppressed a post on the Wistlor regional message board.
  • 47 days ago: Astalekon suppressed a post on the Wistlor regional message board.

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