by Max Barry

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Most Pacifist: 1,957thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,081stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,106th
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Population6.321 billion

LeaderChairperson Flame

CurrencyGolden Star

The Interstellar Cabal of Astrobolt is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Chairperson Flame with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 6.321 billion Astros hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Galactus. The average income tax rate is 91.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astro economy, worth 964 trillion Golden Stars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. Average income is an impressive 152,512 Golden Stars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus, protesters are up in arms over new nuclear power stations, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Galactus for fear of causing a fuss, and giggling elementary school newspaper reporters want to know why Chairperson Flame is a silly poophead. Crime is totally unknown. Astrobolt's national animal is the Elephant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Astrobolt is ranked 5,277th in the world and 110th in 10000 Islands for Healthiest Citizens, with 19.38 bananas ingested per day.

Most Pacifist: 1,957thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,081stMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,106thNicest Citizens: 2,200thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,329thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,433rdTop
Most Inclusive: 2,630thHighest Food Quality: 3,585thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,903rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,567thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,576thMost Developed: 4,796thSafest: 4,938thSmartest Citizens: 5,120thHealthiest Citizens: 5,277thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,553rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,717thMost Cultured: 5,738thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,523rdMost Rebellious Youth: 6,787thMost Efficient Economies: 6,984thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,114thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,752ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,958thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,137thLargest Governments: 8,306thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,622ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,026thBest Weather: 9,198thLowest Crime Rates: 9,312thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,795thNudest: 10,596thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,196thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,309thTop
Highest Average Incomes: 14,677thMost Secular: 15,625thMost Influential: 19,372ndHighest Economic Output: 22,284th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionMost Pacifist: 56th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 58th in the regionNicest Citizens: 59th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionMost Inclusive: 64th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 70th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 75th in the regionTop
Nudest: 80th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 81st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 85th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 90th in the regionMost Developed: 97th in the regionSafest: 102nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 106th in the regionMost Politically Free: 106th in the regionMost Cultured: 107th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 110th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 111th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 113th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 114th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 120th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 126th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 126th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 128th in the regionLargest Governments: 146th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 148th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 150th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 157th in the region

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