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The Empire of Astalekon

“Strength Through Sacrifice”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Hegemony

Location: Wistlor

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The Empire of Astalekon is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Adrian Hawke with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 4.643 billion Astalekonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Defence, although Law & Order and the Environment are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kirkwall. The average income tax rate is 93%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, followed by Tourism and Gambling.

X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law, Astalekon's leader goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses, and citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages. 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, its national religion is Adrianism, and its currency is the Erak.

Astalekon is ranked 2nd in Wistlor and 104,751st in the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -15 on the Hayek Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 6 days ago

  • 28 days ago: Astalekon's influence in Wistlor fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • 43 days ago: Astalekon fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Cultured.
  • 54 days ago: Astalekon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • 55 days ago: Astalekon was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • 67 days ago: Following new legislation in Astalekon, citizens are expected to be proficient in at least five languages.
  • 67 days ago: Following new legislation in Astalekon, Astalekon's leader goes out to lunch surrounded by large men in dark glasses.
  • 67 days ago: Following new legislation in Astalekon, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
  • 73 days ago: Following new legislation in Astalekon, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low.
  • 74 days ago: Following new legislation in Astalekon, the controversial show 'Who Wants to be an Immigrant?' has become wildly popular.
  • 74 days ago: Following new legislation in Astalekon, commercial jingles have been ham-handedly forced into world renowned symphonies.

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