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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 35thMost Influential: 108thMost Valuable International Artwork: 537th
The Great Western Sasquatch of
Anarchy
Feet so big they crush souls
Influence
Duckspeaker
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
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Bran Astor

Population7.181 billion

CapitalStumptown
LeaderHarry Henderson
FaithGnostic Creationism

Currencybytecoin
Animaltree octopus

The Great Western Sasquatch of Bran Astor is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Harry Henderson with a fair hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 7.181 billion Astorians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The relatively small, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Defense 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 Stumptown. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 52.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,204 trillion bytecoins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 167,668 bytecoins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 529,937 per year while the poor average 40,503, a ratio of 13.1 to 1.

Fly fishermen are legally forbidden from using electronic lures, politicians are forced to vote with their party leaders, the government merely sends empty platitudes whenever natural disasters strike foreign nations, and the nation was recently voted "most likely to betray its allies". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bran Astor's national animal is the tree octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Gnostic Creationism.

Bran Astor is ranked 194,990th in the world and 6,209th in the West Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 71.64 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 35thMost Influential: 108thMost Valuable International Artwork: 537thTop
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Best Weather: 3,588thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,410thRudest Citizens: 4,735thLargest Black Market: 5,208thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,223rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,295thMost Cultured: 5,334thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,321stLargest Retail Industry: 6,489thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,873rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,883rdMost Developed: 7,266thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,403rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,742ndSmartest Citizens: 7,996thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,408thMost Inclusive: 9,781stMost Efficient Economies: 10,040thHighest Average Incomes: 10,162ndTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,812thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,873rdMost Advanced Public Education: 11,584thLargest Insurance Industry: 12,087thHighest Economic Output: 13,737thMost Secular: 13,859thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,473rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,593rdMost Subsidized Industry: 16,777thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 20,236thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,283rd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 77th in the regionLargest Black Market: 83rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 98th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 121st in the regionMost Cultured: 123rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 126th in the regionRudest Citizens: 131st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 148th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 154th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 159th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 159th in the regionMost Developed: 171st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 183rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 185th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 191st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 191st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 213th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 213th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 216th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 229th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 246th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 252nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 252nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 282nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 284th in the regionLargest Populations: 311th in the regionTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 367th in the regionMost Secular: 375th in the regionMost Stationary: 409th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 430th in the regionLargest Governments: 472nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 478th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 510th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 525th in the regionMost Armed: 543rd in the region

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