by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,338thMost Influential: 2,483rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,179th
The Sapphic Haven of
Left-wing Utopia
bites you bites you bites you bites you bites you
Akora Oridanus
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Population2.821 billion

LeaderAkora Oridanus


The Sapphic Haven of Astriva is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Akora Oridanus with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, soft-spoken computers, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.821 billion Astrivans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lunaria. The average income tax rate is 87.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astrivan economy, worth 323 trillion Lunas 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 Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 114,732 Lunas, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prisoners regularly escape detention posing as scarecrows, the Violetist community celebrates bombshells being dropped on Astriva, NPCs in MMORPGs regularly interrupt cutscenes with OOC reminders that they aren't real people, and solving crossword puzzles requires fluency in at least five languages. Crime is totally unknown. Astriva's national animal is the Starling, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Astriva is ranked 271,369th in the world and 4,917th in the South Pacific for Most Patriotic, with 0.74 flags saluted per person per day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,338thMost Influential: 2,483rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,179thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,203rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,030thMost Pacifist: 4,046thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,945thNicest Citizens: 4,965thSafest: 5,755thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,066thMost Inclusive: 6,284thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,805thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,249thHighest Food Quality: 7,794thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,942ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,700thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,008thMost Cultured: 9,596thMost Developed: 10,135thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,309thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,337thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,422ndLongest Average Lifespans: 10,910thSmartest Citizens: 10,990thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,504thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12,548thHealthiest Citizens: 12,735thBest Weather: 13,022ndTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 14,984thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,474thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,043rdMost Income Equality: 16,078thLargest Governments: 19,158thNudest: 19,338th
Least Corrupt Governments: 86th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 86th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 103rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 123rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 152nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 152nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 154th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 164th in the regionSafest: 168th in the regionMost Inclusive: 185th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 187th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 205th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 214th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 218th in the regionMost Cultured: 236th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 240th in the regionMost Influential: 248th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 256th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 259th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 268th in the regionMost Developed: 275th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 283rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 287th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 296th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 305th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 308th in the regionMost Income Equality: 309th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 323rd in the regionNudest: 336th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 348th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 368th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 370th in the regionBest Weather: 384th in the regionLargest Governments: 385th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 387th in the region

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