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Bran Astor

Population9.487 billion

CapitalStumptown
LeaderHarry Henderson
FaithGnostic Creationism

Currencybytecoin
Animaltree octopus

The ɥɔʇɐnbsɐS uɹǝʇsǝM ʇɐǝɹפ of Bran Astor is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Harry Henderson with a fair hand, and notable for its digital currency, daily referendums, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 9.487 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, with Environment, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare aren't funded at all. 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 1,563 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 164,848 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 203,229th in the world and 4,652nd in the West Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -8.37 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,549thBest Weather: 3,679thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,383rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,279thLargest Black Market: 5,450thMost Cultured: 5,486thHealthiest Citizens: 5,655thHighest Food Quality: 6,270thRudest Citizens: 6,606thLargest Publishing Industry: 7,177thMost Developed: 7,351stLargest Retail Industry: 7,693rdLongest Average Lifespans: 7,848thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,899thSmartest Citizens: 8,125thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,261stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,818thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,557thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,623rdMost Inclusive: 10,668thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 11,367thHighest Economic Output: 11,622ndMost Efficient Economies: 11,757thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,047thMost Secular: 14,191stMost Influential: 14,484thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,751stLargest Insurance Industry: 16,736thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,013thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,065thMost Stationary: 20,220th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 63rd in the regionBest Weather: 77th in the regionLargest Black Market: 79th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 89th in the regionMost Cultured: 117th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 129th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 134th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 153rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 157th in the regionRudest Citizens: 168th in the regionMost Developed: 176th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 177th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 186th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 186th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 188th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 189th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 196th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 211th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 215th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 222nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 223rd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 250th in the regionLargest Populations: 266th in the regionMost Stationary: 275th in the regionMost Inclusive: 279th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 280th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 291st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 299th in the regionMost Secular: 318th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 378th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 415th in the regionMost Influential: 445th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 452nd in the regionLargest Governments: 460th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 479th in the region

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