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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,517thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,285thLowest Crime Rates: 6,110th
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Psychotic Dictatorship
In the Name of the Revolution
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National Astroka

Population1.908 billion

CapitalKonevgrad
LeaderViktor Solakov
FaithUnified Christianity

CurrencyAstrokan dollar
Animalwhite fox

The Worker's State of National Astroka is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Viktor Solakov with an iron fist, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, state-planned economy, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.908 billion Astrokans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Konevgrad. The average income tax rate is 89.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astrokan economy, worth 271 trillion Astrokan 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 a large, well-organized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, 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 impressive 142,479 Astrokan dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Contestants on National Astroka's Got Talent are screened by the government to make sure that they actually have talent, Astrokan schoolgirl uniforms have become alarmingly popular outside National Astroka, returning tourists and businessmen are detained without trial if they belong to the "wrong" religion, and lobster tastes best when it is red. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. National Astroka's national animal is the white fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Unified Christianity.

National Astroka is ranked 188,223rd in the world and 60th in Farkasfalka for Most Pro-Market, scoring -82.44 on the Rand Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 2,517thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,285thLowest Crime Rates: 6,110thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,260thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,403rdHighest Poor Incomes: 7,624thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,793rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,804thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,936thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,851stLargest Governments: 9,620thMost Authoritarian: 9,776thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,972ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,441stMost Advanced Public Education: 11,672ndLargest Black Market: 11,905thMost Cultured: 12,094thMost Developed: 12,400thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,794thHealthiest Citizens: 13,822ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,730thHighest Average Incomes: 15,344thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,020thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,870thLargest Welfare Programs: 16,950thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,890thMost Conservative: 20,032ndMost Devout: 20,061st
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : National Astroka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : National Astroka was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : National Astroka was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : National Astroka was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : National Astroka lodged a message on the Farkasfalka Regional Message Board.
  • : National Astroka voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
  • : National Astroka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : National Astroka voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Condemn Vandoosa"".
  • : National Astroka voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities".
  • : National Astroka voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Apulita".

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