“E pluribus unum”
|Category: Left-Leaning College State|
Regional Influence: Hermit
Location: The Holmes
The Metropolitan Borough of Astholm is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working population of 11.12 billion enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Social Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London-y-Balne. The average income tax rate is 18%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, followed by Book Publishing and Information Technology.
Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, traveller camps regularly block five-lane superhighways, Astholm's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region, and punitive tariffs protect local industry. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is moderate. Astholm's national animal is the owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the pound.
Most Recent Government Activity: 102 minutes ago
- 1 day 18 hours ago: Astholm published "Kingsthorpe invests in new streetlighting [from streetlights.astholm]" (Account: Trade).
- 1 day 18 hours ago: Astholm published "Used Car Review: Chevrolet Vectra (1996-2002) [from automotori.ar.astholm]" (Account: Trade).
- 1 day 19 hours ago: Astholm published "New Car Review: Xihǎi'ŕn-Rěchǎn Qínglǎng 1.6 LX 90 4-door [from autoweb.co.uk.astholm]" (Account: Other).
- 1 day 19 hours ago: Astholm added the tag "Capitalist" to The Holmes.
- 1 day 19 hours ago: Astholm proposed constructing embassies between The Holmes and The Land of Power.
- 1 day 19 hours ago: Astholm proposed constructing embassies between The Holmes and Maredoratica.
- 2 days 1 hour ago: Astholm published "Taiyo Keiyaku [from wikia.astholm.ast]" (Factbook: Economy).
- 9 days ago: Astholm published "Hrastovešume" (Factbook: Geography).
- 11 days ago: Astholm published "2014 Balna CQ70" (Account: Trade).
- 11 days ago: Astholm published "2014 Balna B33" (Account: Trade).