by Max Barry

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 259thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 276thMost Scientifically Advanced: 599th
The United Shogunate of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
In the Stars is the Answer
Cônsul (PM)
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population21.465 billion

Leaderthe Shogun


The United Shogunate of Astartia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Shogun with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, ubiquitous missile silos, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful population of 21.465 billion Astartians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Adaremia. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Astartian economy, worth a remarkable 8,732 trillion coins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 406,842 coins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

The pursuit of wanted criminals ends at the entrance of the pay'n'spray garage as police refuse to enter any private property, abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, 'Mountain Doobie' is widely regarded as the nation's favourite drink, and war is made in the name of love. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Astartia's national animal is the dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is astartianism.

Astartia is ranked 18,739th in the world and 10th in Portugal for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 5,040.84 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Highest Disposable Incomes: 259thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 276thMost Scientifically Advanced: 599thLargest Agricultural Sector: 608thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 709thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 735thHighest Average Incomes: 1,037thLargest Retail Industry: 1,107thHighest Economic Output: 1,160thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,244thMost Efficient Economies: 1,438thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,456thRudest Citizens: 1,586thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,603rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,773rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,894thSmartest Citizens: 1,902ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,922ndMost Developed: 2,475thHighest Food Quality: 2,666thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,726thTop
Most Cultured: 3,193rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,275thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,577thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,685thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,033rdMost Inclusive: 4,488thHealthiest Citizens: 4,587thLargest Governments: 4,746thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,221stMost Influential: 5,265thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,534thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,583rdLargest Gambling Industry: 6,873rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,322ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9,138thMost Secular: 10,023rdMost Patriotic: 13,205thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,836thTop
Largest Populations: 14,553rdMost Corrupt Governments: 14,687thBest Weather: 15,834thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,739thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,403rdMost Advanced Public Education: 22,413thLargest Black Market: 22,655thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 23,506thLowest Crime Rates: 23,778thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 27,787th
Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 8th in the regionTop
Most Patriotic: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionMost Armed: 15th in the regionMost Secular: 16th in the region

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