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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,896th Best Weather: 4,982nd Most Beautiful Environments: 6,101st
The Sasquatch Guardian of
New York Times Democracy
Feet so big I crush souls
Bran Astor
Influence
Minnow
Internal Affairs Minister & Squatchy Guardian
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Bran Astor

Population4.115 billion

CapitalWahkiakum TSR
LeaderBran Astor
FaithAgnostic Creationists

Currencydentalium
AnimalSasquatch

The Sasquatch Guardian of Bran Astor is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Bran Astor with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, compulsory vegetarianism, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.115 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 aren't funded at all. 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 564 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 120,473rd in the world and 5,152nd in the West Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 12.72 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,896thBest Weather: 4,982ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,101stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,841stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,902ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,930thMost Developed: 7,963rdLargest Publishing Industry: 8,079thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 9,449thMost Cultured: 9,778thHighest Disposable Incomes: 9,778thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,390thLargest Retail Industry: 10,405thSmartest Citizens: 10,627thMost Inclusive: 11,047thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,081stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,121stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,436thHighest Average Incomes: 15,623rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,365th
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Best Weather: 126th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 149th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 154th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 193rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 197th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 205th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 215th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 217th in the regionMost Developed: 219th in the regionMost Cultured: 231st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 243rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 264th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 271st in the regionMost Inclusive: 317th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 319th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 335th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 336th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 352nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 369th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 440th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 465th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 465th in the regionLargest Populations: 470th in the regionLargest Black Market: 502nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 507th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 554th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 627th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 657th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 660th in the regionMost Secular: 701st in the region

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