The Empire of Astalen is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, pith helmet sales, and frequent executions. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.709 billion Astalenians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mano Zate. The average income tax rate is 90.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Astalenian economy, worth 536 trillion Goldsuns a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 113,828 Goldsuns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, Leader is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence, and snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Leader's majority. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Astalen's national animal is the Axolotl, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Astalen endorsed The Federation of United Balkan Union.
- : Astalen endorsed The United States of The Land of the Dogs.
- : Astalen endorsed The Holy Empire of Emperor PJ.
- : Astalen endorsed The Irradiated Wasteland of The New California Republic.
- : Astalen endorsed The Mezalene Empire of Lake Flotillas.
- : Astalen endorsed The Dominion of Lazarene Ryccia.
- : Astalen endorsed The Empire of Sulfux.
- : Astalen endorsed The Kingdom of Caybow.
- : Astalen endorsed The Glorious Empire of Burning Pants.
- : Astalen endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Grossadmiral Der Lowe.
Endorsements Received: 59 » Treadwellia, Imkiville, Aflana, Vengaban, Guiness Freaks, Edranian Land, Captain Apollo, Dracovis, Sireco, Nilfheimr, New Rogernomics, Killer Kitty, Tiegenhof, Harmoneia, Bobs raider puppet, Hycronesia, Courlany, The Copper States, Aguaria Major, Scani, Yamany, Ensci, Nargorthia, Kaskardia, Paline, Americastrailia, Custadia, Leonism, RadRoachInc, Fluffiness, Sombrassino, SunnyPhiladelphia, Seatlantis, Kan Po, Aigania, Sophisica, The Pharcyde, Sycharis, Loftegen 2, Greygard, Li Ka Shing Administrative Region, Nofflen, The Illusian Empire, Derthal, Altmar, Your Imaginary Friend, The Rin Mang, Denado, Axixic, Mzeusia, and 9 others.Snoodum, Perchan, Grossadmiral Der Lowe, Burning Pants, Caybow, Sulfux, Lazarene Ryccia, Lake Flotillas, and The New California Republic.