The Empire of Astalekon is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Adrian Hawke with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, strictly enforced bedtime, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.668 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 96.3%.
The strong Astalekonian economy, worth 648 trillion Eraks a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,200 Eraks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
A vast monorail network carries people all over the country, the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, and Astalekon is notorious for its citizens' infidelity. 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 frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Adrianism.
Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago
- 8 days ago: Astalekon's influence in Wistlor rose from "Minnow" to "Hermit".
- 9 days ago: Astalekon added the tag "Regional Government" to Wistlor.
- 9 days ago: Astalekon added the tag "Steampunk" to Wistlor.
- 9 days ago: Astalekon added the tag "Role Player" to Wistlor.
- 9 days ago: Astalekon added the tag "Offsite Forums" to Wistlor.
- 9 days ago: Astalekon added the tag "Casual" to Wistlor.
- 9 days ago: Astalekon added the tag "Neutral" to Wistlor.
- 9 days ago: Astalekon relocated from Balder to Wistlor.
- 9 days ago: Astalekon founded the region Wistlor.
- 9 days ago: Astalekon was refounded in Balder.