The Metropolitan Borough of
Left-Leaning College State
E pluribus unum
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Good

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The Metropolitan Borough of Astholm is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 13.354 billion Canadians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of London. The average income tax rate is 9.3%.

The powerhouse Astholmian economy, worth 917 trillion pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Retail. Average income is 68,688 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

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, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Astholm's national animal is the owl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Astholm is ranked 1,012th in Balder and 24,401st in the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 4 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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