The Federal Republic of Austiana is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Guido Westerwelle with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 8.686 billion Austianese are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.
The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government 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 95.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Austianan economy, worth a remarkable 1,007 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 reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 115,959 Austianese Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Wounded veterans can only get prosthetics if they agree to become walking billboards for the arms industry, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks, and truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news. 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:
- : Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Austiana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed, Highest Foreign Aid Spending, Lowest Crime Rates, Most Advanced Defense Forces, and Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
- : Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union rose from "Zero" to "Nipper".
- : Austiana relocated from Osiris to The Supreme Union.
- : Austiana was refounded in Osiris.
- : Austiana ceased to exist.
- : Austiana fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.
- : Austiana fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Mining Sector.
- : Austiana was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Subsidized Industry (last census: Top 5%).