by Max Barry

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,101stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,262ndMost Cultured: 6,429th
The Imperial Republic of
Father Knows Best State
Honor, Family, Loyalty
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population13.603 billion

LeaderImperial President Lucius Bryant

AnimalGreat Golden Eagle

The Imperial Republic of Asterdan is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Imperial President Lucius Bryant with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, unlimited-speed roads, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 13.603 billion Asterians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Healthcare, and Law & Order also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Asteria. The average income tax rate is 72.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Asterian economy, worth a remarkable 1,751 trillion asts a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 128,755 asts, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', politicians "baring all" for the camera isn't always a figure of speech, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, and drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Asterdan's national animal is the Great Golden Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity.

Asterdan is ranked 79,119th in the world and 2,965th in Lazarus for Most Average, scoring 40.44 on the Average Standardized Normality Scale.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 5,101stMost Rebellious Youth: 6,262ndMost Cultured: 6,429thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,428thHealthiest Citizens: 8,706thHighest Economic Output: 8,825thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 10,328thLowest Crime Rates: 10,503rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,526thMost Inclusive: 11,593rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,727thMost Developed: 12,035thBest Weather: 12,350thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,509thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,687thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,082ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,306thLargest Governments: 16,298thLargest Populations: 16,727thSmartest Citizens: 16,766thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16,907thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,145thHighest Poor Incomes: 18,391stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,039thHighest Average Incomes: 19,317thLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,567thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,672ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20,336th
Most Cheerful Citizens: 270th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 337th in the regionMost Cultured: 342nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 431st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 434th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 442nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 487th in the regionLargest Populations: 545th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 559th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 578th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 580th in the regionMost Inclusive: 588th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 637th in the regionMost Developed: 686th in the regionBest Weather: 703rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 712th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 734th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Asterdan's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Asterdan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Following new legislation in Asterdan, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Asterdan altered its national flag.
  • : Asterdan was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Asterdan ceased to exist in Balder.
  • : Asterdan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Asterdan's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Asterdan's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Asterdan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.


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