|Leader||Head of the Great Council Wilhelm Kessel|
|Currency||Gastenburg Gold Mark|
The Most Serene Republic of Gastenburg is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Head of the Great Council Wilhelm Kessel with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, otherworldly petting zoo, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 1.523 billion Gastenburgians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Industry, although Education is also considered important, while Welfare and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Old Gastenburg. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient Gastenburgian economy, worth 320 trillion Gastenburg Gold Marks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 210,335 Gastenburg Gold Marks, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,232,174 per year while the poor average 16,812, a ratio of 73.3 to 1.
Grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, scientific progress marches ever forward with the first ever launch of a cheeseburger into space, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Thrushes and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, and nobody brings rolls of coins to the laundromat anymore. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Gastenburg's national animal is the Thrush, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Capitalism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Gastenburg was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Following new legislation in Gastenburg, nobody brings rolls of coins to the laundromat anymore.
- : Following new legislation in Gastenburg, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Thrushes and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry.
- : Following new legislation in Gastenburg, scientific progress marches ever forward with the first ever launch of a cheeseburger into space.
- : Following new legislation in Gastenburg, grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving.
- : Following new legislation in Gastenburg, competing private ambulances racing to be the first to traffic accidents are a major cause of road accidents.
- : Gastenburg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
- : Gastenburg voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
- : Gastenburg endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Zollipsia.
- : Following new legislation in Gastenburg, theft is considered to be okay if the crime happened a long time ago.
Endorsements Received: 118 » Bran Astor, Greynne, Bhang Bhang Duc, Fujai, Dilber, The Unified Missourtama States, The United Republic of Westend, Albyion Kingdom, Arnic, Divina Patriae, Redenya, Recuecn, Akshireuya, Psikuta, Tropical Isles, Greg Tucker, Sindria, Wickedly evil people, Mathematania, Condonohia, Mirchusko, Westwind, Starblazer, Kisovec, Cro Magnon, Moriari, United Adaikes, Fuentana, Loegries, Pandaland II, The Fourth Redoubt, Gryphonian Alliance, Pernacyvokya, Win Mints, Atheist States of Philippines, Sensorland, Fielure, Cryland, Euarsia, Q The Almighty, Shaktirajya, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Oronia, Quevilis, Surroosia, Kittenlicious, Scationtanland, The Northeastern Confederation, Ferroia, Ellcrys, and 68 others.San Mazer, Papercuts and Skittles, BoxcarJim, Bigstickistan, Fallgriffin, Pandaland III, Kiensu, Nieubasria, Pi Island, Einherfell, Fumafuma, Holmani, Constantinopolisia, Kalla, Arracrania, Democratic Peoples Freedonia, The Undivided, Twisted Duality, Shirwan, New Kigali, IndyCar Racing, Liberillia, Av Libertas Vindex, Zoran, Eienn, Plankstein, Numpties, Comia Noracon, United Auroran Republic, Mediobogdum, Reklim, Hiems, Mercia Regnum, Nedtherland, DiscGolfLand, Durtoss, The Antarctic Empires, Anuubis, Saransh, The Free States of Gotham, Eleftherios venizelos, Western End Them Son, Acropylae, Marshalia, Eskaton, Neon Sweden, The Paradise of Jeff Bezos, Volkason, Fallen Iron Duke, Wyndward, Oometz, Willow Gate, The Citizens of Victoria, Dankinsted, Santos-Dominius, Emark, Giovanniland, Archonina, Samueliebox, Gracelantia, Fhaengshia, Pepinooo, Rikanhimel, Hamburg Neo, Hertfordshire and Jammbo, Bobki, Nas Crustium, and Zollipsia.