The Federal Republic of Austiana is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by President Guido Westerwelle with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 7.552 billion Austianese love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded, outspoken morass — juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castratene. The average income tax rate is 96.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Austianan economy, worth 852 trillion Austianese Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 112,924 Austianese Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
A vast monorail network carries people all over the country, the ban on cars has been repealed, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists, and murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Austiana's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago
- 1 day 20 hours ago: Austiana voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protected Status in Wartime".
- 2 days 13 hours ago: Austiana was endorsed by The Republic of Comeca.
- 2 days 20 hours ago: Austiana endorsed The Republic of Comeca.
- 3 days 13 hours ago: Austiana endorsed The Armed Republic of 5p01Ler.
- 4 days ago: Austiana voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Preserving Antimicrobials".
- 8 days ago: Austiana voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Liberate Congress of Armed Proletarian States"".
- 8 days ago: Austiana was endorsed by The Armed Republic of 5p01Ler.
- 10 days ago: Austiana voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Nuclear Power Safeguards Act"".
- 14 days ago: Austiana was endorsed by The Glorious Empire of Valkany.
- 14 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most World Assembly Endorsements (last census: Top 5%).