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Most Efficient Economies: 224th Most Subsidized Industry: 225th Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 572nd
The Grand Duchy of
Father Knows Best State
Gartza batuen isango dira inoiz garaitu
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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Astograth

Population18.416 billion

CapitalRumiatzi
LeaderGrand Duke Gaxan
Faiththe Oversoul

CurrencyDiru
AnimalLehoi

The Grand Duchy of Astograth is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Grand Duke Gaxan with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cynical, humorless, devout population of 18.416 billion Astograthians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rumiatzi. The average income tax rate is 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astograthian economy, worth a remarkable 2,200 trillion Dirus a year, is highly specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 119,500 Dirus, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate, troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist, engineers ask liberal arts majors "Do you want fries with that?", and laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts. Crime 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 7,955th in the world and 8th in Rushmore for Healthiest Citizens, with 14.55 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

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Most Efficient Economies: 224thMost Subsidized Industry: 225thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 572ndLargest Black Market: 1,253rdTop
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Most Cultured: 2,475thMost Primitive: 2,805thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,894thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,641stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,902ndHighest Economic Output: 5,172ndLargest Populations: 5,984thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,296thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,224thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 7,955thMost Influential: 7,977thMost Pacifist: 8,427thMost Developed: 11,123rdLargest Governments: 12,228thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,735thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,469thSmartest Citizens: 14,448thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,482ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,757thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14,845th
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Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, laser-wielding robots are taking aim at human hearts.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, engineers ask liberal arts majors "Do you want fries with that?".
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Astograth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, the tightness of border controls in Astograth leave a little to be desired.
  • : Astograth voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy".
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead".
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Astograthian satellites can detect it.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.

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