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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd Most Scientifically Advanced: 6th Largest Gambling Industry: 10th
The Great Kingdom of
Father Knows Best State
The Friendly Dictatorship
Regional Influence
Hermit
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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The Great Kingdom of Aston is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Great King Aston III with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, compulsory gun ownership, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 31.191 billion Astonians 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 minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Education also on the agenda, while Environment and Welfare aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Aston City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Astonian economy, worth an astonishing 21,146 trillion Branston Pickles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Gambling, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is a breathtaking 677,958 Branston Pickles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway, traditional vegetarians are fuming over the introduction of vat-grown meat to the menu, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk, and murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Aston's national animal is the Suffolk Punch, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Aston is ranked 204th in the world and 1st in Suffolk for Largest Black Market, with 3,489 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6thLargest Gambling Industry: 10thHighest Poor Incomes: 13thHighest Economic Output: 28thMost Secular: 32ndMost Avoided: 32ndLargest Mining Sector: 34thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 36thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 36thHighest Average Incomes: 45thMost Corrupt Governments: 50thLargest Populations: 54thLargest Information Technology Sector: 55thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 64thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 67thSmartest Citizens: 72ndLargest Publishing Industry: 79thFattest Citizens: 84thRudest Citizens: 89thLargest Retail Industry: 110thLargest Agricultural Sector: 114thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 139thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 199thLargest Black Market: 204thMost Cultured: 263rdLargest Insurance Industry: 265thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 272ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 277thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 312thMost Armed: 411thHighest Crime Rates: 621stMost Efficient Economies: 1,144thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 1,806thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,194thLargest Governments: 6,077thTop
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Most Stationary: 10,743rdMost Influential: 14,144th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Aston, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour.
  • : Aston's influence in Suffolk rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Following new legislation in Aston, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Following new legislation in Aston, traditional vegetarians are fuming over the introduction of vat-grown meat to the menu.
  • : Following new legislation in Aston, construction of the Really Big Hadron Collider is underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Aston, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned Suffolk Punchball fields.
  • : Following new legislation in Aston, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Following new legislation in Aston, the country has been 'going shopping' by annexing nearby nations for their resources.
  • : Following new legislation in Aston, the automobile industry is sitting up and taking notice of the new 24 hour race events... as are the track's sleepless neighbours.
  • : Following new legislation in Aston, families consisting of more than three people are forced to split up.

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