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Most Subsidized Industry: 382nd Most Advanced Defense Forces: 648th Largest Black Market: 661st
The Commonwealth of
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Everyone Can Be Your Friend But only one can love you!
Rachel Dawn Amber
Influence
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Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Commonwealth Of Astoria

Population6.306 billion

CapitalCommonwealth Of Astoria City
LeaderRachel Dawn Amber
FaithCult Of Amber

CurrencyAstorian Dollar
AnimalBlue Butterfly

The Commonwealth of Commonwealth Of Astoria is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Rachel Dawn Amber with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, prohibition of alcohol, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.306 billion Commonwealth Of Astorians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commonwealth Of Astoria City. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Commonwealth Of Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,831 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 Automobile Manufacturing. 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 290,461 Astorian Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 7.8 times as much as the poorest.

A light facial coating of soot is seen as the mark of an honest and hardworking man, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, and even the nation's brussel sprouts are delicious and nutritious. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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 744th in the world and 14th in the South Pacific for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 74,527.33 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 382ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 648thLargest Black Market: 661stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 744thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 956thLargest Mining Sector: 987thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,242ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,257thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,614thHighest Average Incomes: 1,686thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,718thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,365thMost Avoided: 2,623rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,665thMost Influential: 2,902ndLargest Governments: 3,070thLargest Retail Industry: 3,255thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,353rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,056thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,150thLowest Crime Rates: 4,398thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,891stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,929thMost Cultured: 4,933rdMost Advanced Public Education: 5,247thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,755thMost Efficient Economies: 5,784thHighest Economic Output: 6,151stFattest Citizens: 6,723rdMost Devout: 7,208thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,218thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 8,732ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,217thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,618thRudest Citizens: 16,648th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 37th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 42nd in the regionMost Avoided: 47th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 53rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 65th in the regionLargest Governments: 70th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 84th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 89th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 93rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 95th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 102nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 107th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 126th in the regionMost Cultured: 141st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 146th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 149th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 159th in the regionFattest Citizens: 163rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 164th in the regionMost Devout: 168th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 208th in the regionMost Influential: 218th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 263rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 291st in the regionLargest Populations: 337th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 356th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 505th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 643rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 679th in the region

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