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Most Subsidized Industry: 425thMost Valuable International Artwork: 645thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,656th
The Grand Duchy of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Gartza batuen isango dira inoiz garaitu
Influence
Handshaker
Cartographer General
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Astograth

Population20.555 billion

CapitalRumiatzi
LeaderGrand Duke Gaxan
Faiththe Oversoul

CurrencyDiru
AnimalLehoi

The Grand Duchy of Astograth is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Grand Duke Gaxan with an iron fist, and remarkable for its flagrant waste-dumping, state-planned economy, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 20.555 billion Astograthians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized 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 95.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Astograthian economy, worth a remarkable 3,146 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 153,075 Dirus, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, and the latest political memes depict Grand Duke Gaxan as an overly-choreographed robot. 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 the Oversoul.

Astograth is ranked 12,812th in the world and 9th in Rushmore for Highest Average Incomes, with 153,075.17 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 425thMost Valuable International Artwork: 645thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,656thMost Cultured: 1,676thLargest Black Market: 1,965thTop
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Most Pacifist: 3,444thHighest Economic Output: 3,843rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,179thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,522ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,734thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,956thHealthiest Citizens: 5,390thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,445thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,601stMost Efficient Economies: 5,608thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,833rdLargest Populations: 5,862ndMost Developed: 6,150thLargest Governments: 7,025thNicest Citizens: 7,068thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,187thMost Influential: 7,970thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,237thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,132ndSmartest Citizens: 9,367thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,421stMost Inclusive: 9,851stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,153rdTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,550thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,881stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,041stLowest Crime Rates: 12,684thHighest Average Incomes: 12,812thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,270thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,718th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Astograth voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn ravana".
  • : Astograth voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Peaceful First Contact".
  • : Astograth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : Astograth was endorsed by The Queendom of Graintfjall.
  • : Astograth was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Rea San Vegas.
  • : Astograth voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, the latest political memes depict Grand Duke Gaxan as an overly-choreographed robot.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry.

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Mavinet, Eura, Electrum, Darmen, Nethertopia, Rea San Vegas, and Graintfjall.

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