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Best Weather: 4,896th Most Beautiful Environments: 6,015th Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,778th
The Great Western Sasquatch of
New York Times Democracy
Feet so big I crush souls
Bran Astor
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Bran Astor

Population3.723 billion

CapitalWahkiakum TSR
LeaderBran Astor
FaithAgnostic Creationists


The Great Western Sasquatch of Bran Astor is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Bran Astor with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.723 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 relatively small, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wahkiakum TSR. The average income tax rate is 38.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astorian economy, worth 510 trillion dentaliums a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 137,234 dentaliums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", the arms industry is strictly regulated, a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Astorian politicians, and light entertainment shows are light on actual entertainment. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bran Astor's national animal is the Sasquatch, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnostic Creationists.

Bran Astor is ranked 85,263rd in the world and 3,784th in the West Pacific for Safest, scoring 75.26 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Best Weather: 4,896thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,015thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,778thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,797thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,824thMost Developed: 7,956thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,153rdTop
Healthiest Citizens: 9,523rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,810thMost Cultured: 9,958thLargest Retail Industry: 10,300thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,415thSmartest Citizens: 10,657thMost Inclusive: 11,066thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,017thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,071stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,406thHighest Average Incomes: 15,631stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,432nd
Best Weather: 121st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 150th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 188th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 192nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 204th in the regionMost Developed: 212th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 217th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 233rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 237th in the regionMost Cultured: 237th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 270th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 280th in the regionMost Inclusive: 305th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 320th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 336th in the regionTop
Highest Average Incomes: 343rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 361st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 382nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 406th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 474th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 485th in the regionLargest Black Market: 519th in the regionLargest Populations: 524th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 525th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 535th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 616th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 663rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 683rd in the region

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