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The Great Kingdom of Aston

“The Friendly Dictatorship”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Hegemony

Location: New Suffolk

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The Great Kingdom of Aston is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Great King Aston III with an iron fist, and notable for its compulsory military service. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 24.556 billion are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt 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.

Travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare, and the government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters. 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 2nd in New Suffolk and 122,684th in the world for Best Weather, with -5,670 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 11 hours ago

  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, the government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters.
  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, only vaccinated citizens may have free healthcare.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Aston was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Aston was reclassified from "Benevolent Dictatorship" to "Capitalizt".
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • 3 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Aston, hospitals are run down while the rich pay for private treatment.

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