The Empire of Astalen is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, daily referendums, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.038 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mano Zate. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Astalenian economy, worth 798 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 113,405 Goldsuns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
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 well-funded 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 People's Republic of Owans.
- : Astalen was endorsed by The People's Republic of Owans.
- : Astalen endorsed The Pernicious Plutocracy of Honeydewistania.
- : Astalen was endorsed by The Pernicious Plutocracy of Honeydewistania.
- : Astalen endorsed The Imperial Republic of Ashoy.
- : Astalen voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Standards On Police Accountability".
- : Astalen was endorsed by The Republic of Sutnailag.
- : Astalen was endorsed by The Imperial Republic of Ashoy.
- : Astalen endorsed The Kingdom of Debussy.
- : Astalen was endorsed by The Kingdom of Debussy.
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