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Most Subsidized Industry: 250thLargest Black Market: 374thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 435th
The Communist Monarchy of
Father Knows Best State
Everyone Can Be Your Friend But only one can love you!
Rachel Dawn Amber
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Commonwealth Of Astoria

Population11.148 billion

CapitalCommonwealth Of Astoria City
LeaderRachel Dawn Amber
FaithCult Of Amber

CurrencyAstorian Dollar
AnimalBlue Butterfly

The Communist Monarchy of Commonwealth Of Astoria is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Rachel Dawn Amber with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, pith helmet sales, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.148 billion Commonwealth Of Astorians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commonwealth Of Astoria City. The average income tax rate is 97.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Commonwealth Of Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 4,039 trillion Astorian Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Retail, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 362,337 Astorian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The hills are alive with the smell of burning flesh, produce labels read 'may contain traces of food', contestants on Commonwealth Of Astoria's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, and third world countries are rich in "I Love Commonwealth Of Astoria City" t-shirts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Commonwealth Of Astoria's national animal is the Blue Butterfly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Cult Of Amber.

Commonwealth Of Astoria is ranked 219,293rd in the world and 9,201st in The North Pacific for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 9,058.44 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Subsidized Industry: 250thLargest Black Market: 374thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 435thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 614thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 647thLargest Mining Sector: 746thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 811thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 973rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,047thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,074thHighest Average Incomes: 1,111thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,219thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,893rdMost Armed: 1,916thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,936thMost Efficient Economies: 2,043rdMost Influential: 2,269thLargest Governments: 2,348thTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,548thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,757thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,855thLowest Crime Rates: 2,890thHighest Economic Output: 2,911thMost Cultured: 2,999thMost Avoided: 3,456thLargest Retail Industry: 3,495thMost Devout: 3,964thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,462ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,505thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,604thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,690thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,168thFattest Citizens: 6,376thMost Developed: 7,635thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,929thRudest Citizens: 10,035thTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,463rdSmartest Citizens: 14,184thLargest Insurance Industry: 18,142nd
Most Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 49th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 50th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionMost Armed: 66th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 83rd in the regionMost Avoided: 95th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 95th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 102nd in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 126th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 129th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 145th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 147th in the regionMost Cultured: 148th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 154th in the regionMost Devout: 160th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 170th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 181st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 224th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 244th in the regionFattest Citizens: 255th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 284th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 285th in the regionRudest Citizens: 450th in the regionMost Developed: 464th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 473rd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 535th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 592nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 739th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 759th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 778th in the regionMost Influential: 822nd in the region

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