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Most Subsidized Industry: 398th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 663rd Largest Black Market: 690th
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
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Commonwealth Of Astoria

Population5.982 billion

CapitalCommonwealth Of Astoria City
LeaderRachel Dawn Amber
FaithCult Of Amber

CurrencyAstorian Dollar
AnimalBlue Butterfly

The Commonwealth of Commonwealth Of Astoria is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Rachel Dawn Amber with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, state-planned economy, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 5.982 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, 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 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Commonwealth Of Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,714 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 286,602 Astorian Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 8.9 times as much as the poorest.

Dealers go from pushing drugs to pushing up daisies, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, lavish state dinners in Commonwealth Of Astoria City are the state's leading budgetary expenditure, and military pilots spend more time scraping feathers off their engines than flying their aircraft. 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 143,113th in the world and 5,782nd in the South Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 24.29 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 398thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 663rdLargest Black Market: 690thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 764thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 974thLargest Mining Sector: 1,057thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,245thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,262ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,640thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,730thHighest Average Incomes: 1,736thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,522ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,578thMost Avoided: 2,819thMost Influential: 2,846thLargest Governments: 3,187thLargest Retail Industry: 3,203rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3,957thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,421stLowest Crime Rates: 4,536thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,263rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,293rdMost Cultured: 5,441stMost Advanced Public Education: 5,705thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,722ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,868thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,126thHighest Economic Output: 6,589thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,926thFattest Citizens: 7,339thMost Devout: 7,790thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 10,491stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,441stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,756thRudest Citizens: 13,905th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 48th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 50th in the regionMost Avoided: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 76th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 82nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 94th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 95th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 103rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 104th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 114th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 117th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 127th in the regionMost Cultured: 156th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 158th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 161st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 164th in the regionMost Influential: 167th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 169th in the regionFattest Citizens: 173rd in the regionMost Devout: 198th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 218th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 317th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 366th in the regionLargest Populations: 368th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 376th in the regionRudest Citizens: 393rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 680th in the region

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