The Federation of Austiana is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Bernhard Eisenberg with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, digital currency, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 6.979 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 96.8%.
The frighteningly efficient Austianan economy, worth 773 trillion Austianese Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 110,806 Austianese Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Cars are banned, female newsreaders distract the nation by breastfeeding during broadcast, fur coats have become the latest fashion trend, and houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries. 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 days ago
- 2 days 10 hours ago: Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
- 2 days 22 hours ago: Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
- 4 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Lowest Unemployment Rates.
- 4 days ago: Austiana voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Imperium of the Wolf".
- 4 days ago: Austiana voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "International Expositions Act"".
- 5 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
- 7 days ago: Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
- 9 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Mining Sector.
- 11 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Highest Average Tax Rates.
- 13 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).