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The Great Kingdom of Aston

“The Friendly Dictatorship”

Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: New Suffolk

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The Great Kingdom of Aston is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Great King Aston III with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.712 billion Astonians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, pro-business government stops and the rest of society begins, but it devotes most of its attentions to Defence, with areas such as the Environment and Social Welfare receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aston City. The average income tax rate is 98%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining industries.

Sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes, the police force is on a recruitment drive, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets, and prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is moderate. Aston's national animal is the Suffolk Punch, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the Branston Pickle.

Aston is ranked 1st in New Suffolk and 158th in the world for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 21 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, citizens receive notices of disenfranchisement along with their parking tickets.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, the police force is on a recruitment drive.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, sex offenders find themselves cut off from the ability to repeat their crimes.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, politicians are often seen with soldiers pointing guns at their heads.
  • 2 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, politicians are losing their jobs in a plan to make the government 'leaner and fitter'.
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Aston was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Benevolent Dictatorship".
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, same-sex marriages are increasingly common.
  • 3 days 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, only the wealthy vote.
  • 4 days ago: Aston was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Capitalizt".

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