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Most Influential: 565thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,111thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,315th
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Population12.506 billion



The Astar of Astarina is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Astar with a fair hand, and renowned for its infamous sell-swords, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 12.506 billion Astars hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare and Defense are also considered important, while Spirituality and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Melbourne. The average income tax rate is 5.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient an Astar economy, worth a remarkable 2,466 trillion dollarydoos a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 197,206 dollarydoos, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Military equipment stores have a tendency to go up in flames, stolen Reuben sandwiches are met with detailed and thorough police investigations, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, and small patches of desolate land across the world are part of an Astar sovereign territory. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Astarina's national animal is the human, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is secularism.

Astarina is ranked 7,401st in the world and 181st in the Rejected Realms for Most Developed, scoring 91.54 on the Human Development Index.

Most Influential: 565thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,111thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,315thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,999thTop
Most Cultured: 3,189thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,579thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,382ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,776thSmartest Citizens: 4,860thHighest Economic Output: 5,574thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,079thHighest Average Incomes: 6,552ndMost Developed: 7,401stHighest Poor Incomes: 7,407thMost Devout: 7,619thLargest Retail Industry: 7,757thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,867thLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,644thMost Inclusive: 9,916thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 12,101stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,420thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,736thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,388thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,656thLowest Crime Rates: 15,168thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,883rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,121stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17,303rdMost Politically Free: 17,992ndMost Efficient Economies: 18,772ndLargest Mining Sector: 18,844thLargest Populations: 19,329thLargest Governments: 19,809th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 36th in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 87th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 91st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 98th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 126th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 135th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 152nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 173rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 174th in the regionMost Developed: 181st in the regionMost Devout: 184th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 192nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 198th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 199th in the regionMost Inclusive: 209th in the regionMost Politically Free: 221st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 228th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 304th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 310th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 324th in the regionLargest Populations: 324th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 354th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 373rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 379th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 380th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 382nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 410th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 410th in the regionSafest: 438th in the regionLargest Governments: 483rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 487th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 502nd in the region

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