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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,193rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,334thMost Influential: 9,004th
The Federation of
Democratic Socialists
Simul, ut bene sit
Albrecht IV's Prime Minister Ben Oak
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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Asterburg

Population1.323 billion

CapitalPine River
LeaderAlbrecht IV's Prime Minister Ben Oak
FaithAtheism

CurrencyBurgian Tone
AnimalAster Wolf

The Federation of Asterburg is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Albrecht IV's Prime Minister Ben Oak with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, ubiquitous missile silos, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 1.323 billion Asterburgians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pine River. The average income tax rate is 78.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Asterburgian economy, worth 81.4 trillion Burgian Tones a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 61,539 Burgian Tones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's always rabbit season, shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals, parents must choose their children's names from a government-mandated master list, and diplomatic fallout tends to be much more dangerous than radioactive fallout. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Asterburg's national animal is the Aster Wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Atheism.

Asterburg is ranked 229,113th in the world and 173rd in New Western Empire for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -11.31 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,193rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,334thMost Influential: 9,004thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,067thBest Weather: 15,242ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,255thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,367thLargest Welfare Programs: 18,107thMost Inclusive: 19,019thMost Beautiful Environments: 19,678thMost Advanced Public Transport: 19,950thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,337thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,190thLowest Crime Rates: 23,876th
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 9th in the regionTop
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Most Income Equality: 20th in the region

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