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The Great Kingdom of Aston

“The Friendly Dictatorship”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: New Suffolk

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The Great Kingdom of Aston is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by The Great King Aston III with an even hand, and renowned for its absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 25.523 billion Astonians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, liberal, 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.

The breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in Aston, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, and businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems. Crime is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. 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 114,408th in the world for Best Weather, with -5,821 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 19 hours ago

  • 11 hours ago: Aston was reclassified from "Benevolent Dictatorship" to "Capitalizt".
  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, businesses often fire workers in favour of cheaper automatic systems.
  • 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, the breathalyser pledge is a traditional part of marriages in Aston.
  • 1 day 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, drunk drivers are sentenced to death.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, people are now classified as male, female, or genderqueer.
  • 3 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, pristine wilderness has been trashed in the quest for cheaper oil.
  • 3 days 11 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, chess hooliganism is on the rise after the banning of organised sports.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Aston, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event.

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