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The Great Kingdom of
Compulsory Consumerist State
The Friendly Dictatorship
Regional Influence
Hegemony
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Great Kingdom of Aston is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Great King Aston III with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, ubiquitous missile silos, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.629 billion Astonians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Law & Order is also considered important, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aston City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Astonian economy, worth an astonishing 16,798 trillion Branston Pickles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 630,841 Branston Pickles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,232,979 per year while the poor average 128,679, a ratio of 17.4 to 1.

Universities are populated by the spawn of the upper classes, daisy chain gangs plant flowers and pick up litter, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, and photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in The Great King Aston III's bedroom. Crime is totally unknown. Aston's national animal is the Suffolk Punch, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Aston is ranked 1st in Suffolk and 39th in the world for Largest Agricultural Sector, scoring 20 on the Mu-Bah-Daggs Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 hours ago

  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, photographers can be found hiding behind the curtains in The Great King Aston III's bedroom.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, daisy chain gangs plant flowers and pick up litter.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, universities are populated by the spawn of the upper classes.
  • 2 days ago: Aston was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, strange lights seen in the sky are officially regarded as weather balloons or hoaxes and nothing else.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, residents of newly dried out bays live in fear of leaky dikes.
  • 2 days 23 hours ago: Aston was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth (last census: Top 10%).
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, teenagers stay out into the wee hours of the morning "stargazing".
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, the government has begun selling heroin and ecstasy to help fund its projects.

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