The Federal Republic of Austiana is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by President Guido Westerwelle with a fair hand, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 7.137 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, 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 802 trillion Austianese Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 112,478 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A vast monorail network carries people all over the country, the ban on cars has been repealed, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists, and murder victims' families receive windfall payouts when the murderers are executed.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: 10 days ago
- 11 days ago: Austiana voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Stujenske".
- 12 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
- 14 days ago: Austiana changed its national leader to "President Guido Westerwelle" and its nation type to "Federal Republic".
- 14 days ago: Austiana altered its national flag.
- 19 days ago: Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
- 20 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Public Sector (last census: Top 10%).
- 22 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Smartest Citizens.
- 24 days ago: Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
- 24 days ago: Austiana was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 10%).
- 25 days ago: Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".