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Most Subsidized Industry: 429th Largest Black Market: 705th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 744th
The Commonwealth of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Everyone Can Be Your Friend But only one can love you!
Rachel Dawn Amber
Influence
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Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
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Political Freedom
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Commonwealth Of Astoria

Population5.606 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 barren, inhospitable landscape, prohibition of alcohol, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.606 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, moralistic, 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 94.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Commonwealth Of Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,594 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 284,402 Astorian Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 883,585 per year while the poor average 70,432, a ratio of 12.5 to 1.

Vaccinations are mandatory, Commonwealth Of Astoria Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere', the nation has nearly as many history museums as Commonwealth Of Astorians, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. 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 7,033rd in the world and 118th in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 1,594 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 429thLargest Black Market: 705thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 744thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 807thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 992ndLargest Mining Sector: 1,015thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,349thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,497thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,726thMost Influential: 1,741stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,837thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,868thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,436thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,443rdMost Avoided: 2,479thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,290thLargest Governments: 3,498thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,617thLargest Retail Industry: 3,754thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,714thMost Cultured: 4,966thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,131stLowest Crime Rates: 5,661stMost Efficient Economies: 6,006thFattest Citizens: 6,146thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,375thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,422ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,881stHighest Economic Output: 7,033rdMost Advanced Public Education: 7,148thTop
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Most Devout: 8,945thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,587thRudest Citizens: 10,926thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,279thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,134th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 32nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 48th in the regionMost Avoided: 48th in the regionMost Influential: 60th in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 72nd in the regionLargest Governments: 80th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 97th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 110th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 114th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 118th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 119th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 137th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 138th in the regionMost Cultured: 142nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 146th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 163rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 171st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 192nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 199th in the regionMost Devout: 263rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 285th in the regionRudest Citizens: 292nd in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 405th in the regionLargest Populations: 410th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 449th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 563rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 613th in the region

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