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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,755th Safest: 5,075th Most Pacifist: 5,554th
The Republic of Astoria not of
New York Times Democracy
To be, rather than to seem | La dkiv, ukdul nara dakhol
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Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Superb

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Astoriya

Population1.3 billion

CapitalFootscray
LeaderPM Robert Paisley

Currencydollar
Animalnothing

The Republic of Astoria not of Astoriya is a massive, safe nation, ruled by PM Robert Paisley with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.3 billion Astorians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Footscray. The average income tax rate is 63.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Astorian economy, worth 127 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 97,845 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, clumsy self-injury is a viable claim in modern compensation culture, and the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Footscray Times is sold out. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Astoriya's national animal is the nothing, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Astoriya is ranked 2,755th in the world and 1st in Greater Dienstad for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95.88 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,755thSafest: 5,075thMost Pacifist: 5,554thBest Weather: 7,491stMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,713thNicest Citizens: 7,999thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,997thMost Inclusive: 10,113thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,351stMost Beautiful Environments: 11,426thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,958thHealthiest Citizens: 12,051stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 15,657thMost Cheerful Citizens: 15,677thMost Cultured: 16,763rd
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Astoriya changed its national motto to "To be, rather than to seem | La dkiv, ukdul nara dakhol".
  • : Following new legislation in Astoriya, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Footscray Times is sold out.
  • : Following new legislation in Astoriya, clumsy self-injury is a viable claim in modern compensation culture.
  • : Astoriya was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured and Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Astoriya lodged a message on the Greater Dienstad Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Astoriya, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans.
  • : Following new legislation in Astoriya, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions.
  • : Astoriya created a custom banner.
  • : Astoriya was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Astoriya resigned from the World Assembly.

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