The Chief of the Band of Astral Vestment is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 7.749 billion Astral Vestmentians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Welfare, and Social Policy. The average income tax rate is 53.5%.
The strong Astral Vestmentian economy, worth 255 trillion fddzvs a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 32,939 fddzvs, with the richest citizens earning 5.4 times as much as the poorest.
A major religion has been named as Astral Vestment's national religion, the government is financing an extremely costly war against malaria, scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished, and nervous homeowners have been blamed for rising death rates amongst carol singers and locksmiths. Crime is moderate. Astral Vestment's national animal is the zdfvzfbv, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is a major religion.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Astral Vestment applied to join the World Assembly.
- : Astral Vestment's influence in Launching Point rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
- : Astral Vestment's influence in Launching Point rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Astral Vestment's influence in Launching Point rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Astral Vestment's influence in Launching Point rose from "Zero" to "Minnow".
- : Astral Vestment was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector and the Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements, Most Average, and Largest Black Market.
- : Astral Vestment relocated from Lazarus to Launching Point.
- : Astral Vestment altered its national flag.
- : Astral Vestment was refounded in Lazarus.
- : Astral Vestment ceased to exist.