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Most Efficient Economies: 629th Largest Black Market: 916th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1,616th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Success in faith and industry
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Republic of Austiana is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Joseph J Powell with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, devotion to social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.305 billion Austianese are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Castratene. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 78.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Austianan economy, worth a remarkable 1,843 trillion Sankers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 178,878 Sankers, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 512,139 per year while the poor average 49,738, a ratio of 10.3 to 1.

Personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Austiana, and golden statues of Eagles line the memorial avenues of the Funerary District. Crime is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Austiana's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Powellism.

Austiana is ranked 6,584th in the world and 4th in The Supreme Union for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 7,613.16 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Most Efficient Economies: 629thLargest Black Market: 916thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,616thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,172ndHighest Drug Use: 2,364thLargest Mining Sector: 2,938thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,116thHighest Economic Output: 4,768thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,877thMost Avoided: 5,083rdLargest Retail Industry: 5,630thFattest Citizens: 6,001stHighest Average Incomes: 6,530thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,584thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,814thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,914thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7,584thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,826thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,503rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 9,339thLargest Governments: 10,182ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,472ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,664thMost Conservative: 12,336thLargest Populations: 12,364thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,095thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,589thMost Devout: 15,354thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,288thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,446thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,952nd
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Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Austiana's influence in The Supreme Union rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : Following new legislation in Austiana, golden statues of Eagles line the memorial avenues of the Funerary District.
  • : Following new legislation in Austiana, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Austiana.
  • : Following new legislation in Austiana, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Austiana was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, Most Conservative, and Most Devout.
  • : Following new legislation in Austiana, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Austiana, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Castratene Natural History Museum.
  • : Following new legislation in Austiana, business leaders are mailing President Joseph J Powell forged birth certificates in a bid to win their rivals as serfs.
  • : Following new legislation in Austiana, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium.
  • : Following new legislation in Austiana, the hills are alive with the smell of burning flesh.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Karolingia, 5p01Ler, and Cielo Solterra and Devinaria.

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