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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,679thBest Weather: 3,499thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,199th
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Bran Astor

Population8.634 billion

LeaderHarry Henderson
FaithGnostic Creationism

Animaltree octopus

The Great Western Sasquatch of Bran Astor is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Harry Henderson with a fair hand, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and digital currency. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 8.634 billion Astorians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stumptown. The average income tax rate is 63.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,423 trillion bytecoins a year, is 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 164,884 bytecoins, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

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 6,440th in the world and 129th in the West Pacific for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,877.22 Tourists Per Hour.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,679thTop
Best Weather: 3,499thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,199thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,184thLargest Black Market: 5,335thMost Cultured: 5,408thHealthiest Citizens: 5,468thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,440thRudest Citizens: 6,713thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,762ndMost Developed: 7,251stLongest Average Lifespans: 7,655thLargest Retail Industry: 7,961stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,985thSmartest Citizens: 8,029thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,770thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,497thMost Inclusive: 10,640thHighest Average Incomes: 11,234thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,461stMost Efficient Economies: 11,632ndTop
Highest Economic Output: 12,347thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,572ndMost Secular: 14,639thMost Influential: 15,270thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,840thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,210thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,813thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,833rdMost Stationary: 22,400thLargest Governments: 23,345th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 38th in the regionTop
Best Weather: 70th in the regionLargest Black Market: 79th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 79th in the regionMost Cultured: 111th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 117th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 129th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 133rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 143rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 155th in the regionMost Developed: 161st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 165th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 177th in the regionRudest Citizens: 181st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 182nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 194th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 196th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 208th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 217th in the regionMost Inclusive: 256th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 263rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 267th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 271st in the regionLargest Populations: 272nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 313th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 319th in the regionMost Secular: 336th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 433rd in the regionLargest Governments: 445th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 461st in the regionMost Influential: 494th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 560th in the region

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