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Best Weather: 4,901st Most Beautiful Environments: 6,097th Largest Information Technology Sector: 7,742nd
The Sasquatch Guardian of
New York Times Democracy
Feet so big I crush souls
Bran Astor
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck

Bran Astor

Population3.369 billion

CapitalVictoria
LeaderBran Astor
FaithAgnostic Creationists

Currencydentalium
AnimalSasquatch

The Sasquatch Guardian of Bran Astor is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Bran Astor with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, ban on automobiles, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.369 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, with Environment, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Victoria. The average income tax rate is 38.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astorian economy, worth 462 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 137,181 dentaliums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Government theft from poor artists to give to rich allies has been dubbed the "reverse Robin Hood" policy, the armed forces pride themselves on being conventional and predictable, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", and the arms industry is strictly regulated. 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 125,918th in the world and 4,622nd in Lazarus for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring -4.9 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

Top
5%
Best Weather: 4,901stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,097thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,742ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,843rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,877thMost Developed: 7,953rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,168thTop
10%
Healthiest Citizens: 9,653rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,865thLargest Retail Industry: 10,099thMost Cultured: 10,105thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,256thSmartest Citizens: 10,634thMost Inclusive: 11,307thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,027thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,169thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,464thHighest Average Incomes: 15,709thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,497th
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Best Weather: 186th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 241st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 308th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 315th in the regionMost Developed: 316th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 345th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 412th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 429th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 475th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 484th in the regionMost Cultured: 488th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 495th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 540th in the regionMost Inclusive: 555th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 591st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 593rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 625th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 628th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Bran Astor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Bran Astor's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Bran Astor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Bran Astor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Bran Astor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Bran Astor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed and Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Bran Astor's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Bran Astor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Bran Astor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Bran Astor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.

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