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Largest Gambling Industry: 5,872ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,999thFattest Citizens: 7,344th
The Commonwealth of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Onwards, fair Astarey!
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Astarey

Population953 million

Currencydinär
Animalosprey

The Commonwealth of Astarey is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 953 million Atharijone are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Spirituality, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 15.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Atharig economy, worth 95.9 trillion dinärs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 100,669 dinärs, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 512,802 per year while the poor average 10,907, a ratio of 47.0 to 1.

School lessons are constantly interrupted by 'teacher needs a break' time, the Gallery of Instasnap is the most popular museum in the country, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned, and corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Astarey's national animal is the osprey, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

Astarey is ranked 82,379th in the world and 29th in Northern Utopia for Rudest Citizens, with 53.31 Insults Per Minute.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 5,872ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,999thFattest Citizens: 7,344thLargest Retail Industry: 7,689thMost Devout: 8,049thLargest Insurance Industry: 8,151stHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,169thTop
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,787thMost Avoided: 15,183rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 19,209thMost Pro-Market: 19,678th
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Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Astarey lodged a message on the Northern Utopia Regional Message Board.
  • : Astarey lodged a message on the Northern Utopia Regional Message Board.
  • : Astarey's influence in Northern Utopia rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : Astarey was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured and Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Astarey lodged a message on the Northern Utopia Regional Message Board.
  • : Astarey lodged a message on the Northern Utopia Regional Message Board.
  • : Astarey was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Unexpected Death Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Astarey, corporations cut costs by taking away safety-features on their products.
  • : Following new legislation in Astarey, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Astarey, the Gallery of Instasnap is the most popular museum in the country.

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