The Holy Flemingovian Empire of Astarial is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Taria Dion Diablessa with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.878 billion Astarialns hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.
The medium-sized, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Welfare, Public Transport, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Astana. The average income tax rate is 68.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Astarialn economy, worth a remarkable 2,044 trillion Equiliants a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 121,124 Equiliants, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
The ABI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays, foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, soylent products are an expensive commodity due to a lack of volunteers, and mobile phone masts are being erected all over the country. Crime is totally unknown. Astarial's national animal is the octopus, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Flemingovianism.
Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago
- 3 days 13 hours ago: Astarial was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 3 days 17 hours ago: Astarial lodged a message on the Equilism Regional Message Board.
- 4 days ago: Astarial was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
- 6 days ago: Astarial lodged a message on the Equilism Regional Message Board.
- 9 days ago: Astarial lodged a message on the Equilism Regional Message Board.
- 12 days ago: Astarial fell out of the world Top 10% for Largest Gambling Industry.
- 12 days ago: Astarial fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Gambling Industry.
- 15 days ago: Astarial was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
- 22 days ago: Astarial fell out of the world Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.
- 22 days ago: Astarial fell out of the regional Top 10% for Lowest Crime Rates.