by Max Barry

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Most Income Equality: 908thHighest Average Tax Rates: 25,696th
The Trinary People's Republics of
Democratic Socialists
Onwards to a brave new world!
Civil Rights
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Population1.628 billion

CapitalFCS Grosnokh


The Trinary People's Republics of Astravia is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, renowned for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.628 billion Astravians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, socially-minded morass — juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of FCS Grosnokh. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but stagnant Astravian economy, worth 9.18 trillion astyls a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is 5,640 astyls, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Abortions are routinely performed in the nation's hospitals, designer truncheons are the latest law enforcement fashion craze, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, and the "Dreadnowt" is the pride and joy of the Astravian Navy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Astravia's national animal is the aquilesk, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Astravia is ranked 284,081st in the world and 16th in Distant Worlds for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 5,683 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Income Equality: 908thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 25,696th
Most Income Equality: 1st in the region

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