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Most Subsidized Industry: 686thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,249thMost Cultured: 1,701st
The Grand Duchy of
Democratic Socialists
Gartza batuen isango dira inoiz garaitu
Influence
Envoy
Cartographer General
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Astograth

Population22.588 billion

CapitalRumiatzi
LeaderGrand Duke Gaxan
FaithAstograthian folk religion

CurrencyDiru
AnimalLehoi

The Grand Duchy of Astograth is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Grand Duke Gaxan with an even hand, and renowned for its strictly enforced bedtime, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cynical population of 22.588 billion Astograthians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rumiatzi. The average income tax rate is 95.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Astograthian economy, worth a remarkable 3,421 trillion Dirus a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 151,463 Dirus, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Every week is blindness awareness week, Grand Duke Gaxan's family members carry literal get-out-of-jail-free cards, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations, and intelligence analysts spend most of their time looking at embarrassing photos on social media sites. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Astograth's national animal is the Lehoi, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Astograthian folk religion.

Astograth is ranked 3,719th in the world and 3rd in Rushmore for Highest Food Quality, scoring 212.66 on the Meeshlin-Starr Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 686thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,249thMost Cultured: 1,701stTop
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Largest Black Market: 2,842ndHighest Food Quality: 3,719thMost Pacifist: 3,892ndHighest Economic Output: 4,062ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,221stLargest Publishing Industry: 4,717thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,994thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,232ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,338thHealthiest Citizens: 5,362ndLargest Populations: 5,705thMost Developed: 5,960thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,977thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,002ndMost Influential: 6,229thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,498thLargest Governments: 6,602ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,781stNicest Citizens: 7,105thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,145thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,195thSmartest Citizens: 8,662ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,832ndMost Advanced Public Education: 8,995thMost Inclusive: 9,140thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,907thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,373rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,958thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,223rdMost Corrupt Governments: 11,287thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 12,098thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,341stHighest Average Incomes: 13,983rdMost Stationary: 19,051st
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 4th in the regionMost Developed: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Patriotic: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 6th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionNicest Citizens: 7th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Astograth lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, intelligence analysts spend most of their time looking at embarrassing photos on social media sites.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, the state auctions off combat drones to fund war reparations.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, Grand Duke Gaxan's family members carry literal get-out-of-jail-free cards.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, every week is blindness awareness week.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, government statisticians explain census inaccuracies by declaring that "Sith happens".
  • : Astograth lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, the military has gone fission for more funding.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, thieves find battery shops juicier targets than banks.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, employers are keenest on employees who lack family values.

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