“Strength Through Sacrifice”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Superpower
The Empire of Astalekon is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Adrian Hawke with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 3.812 billion 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 secondary priorities. 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 dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.
Several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, all citizens are solely referenced by their allocated identity number, anti-environmentalist protesters are gunned down without mercy, and toddlers are wielding machine guns in the name of national defense. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity: 17 days ago
- 23 days ago: Astalekon's influence in Wistlor fell from "Dominator" to "Superpower".
- 35 days ago: Astalekon lodged a message on the Wistlor Regional Message Board.
- 36 days ago: Astalekon lodged a message on the Wistlor Regional Message Board.
- 36 days ago: Astalekon's influence in Wistlor rose from "Superpower" to "Dominator".
- 40 days ago: Astalekon's influence in Wistlor rose from "Powerbroker" to "Superpower".
- 43 days ago: Astalekon fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 55 days ago: Astalekon fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
- 70 days ago: Astalekon was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Nudest.
- 77 days ago: Astalekon was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Cultured.
- 89 days ago: Astalekon fell out of the regional Top 10% for Rudest Citizens.