by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 334thMost Valuable International Artwork: 577thMost Influential: 764th
The Asterian Nexus Sector of
Civil Rights Lovefest
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The Stratosphere Islands

Population7.191 billion

CapitalDel Faisán

AnimalGolden Pheasant

The Asterian Nexus Sector of The Stratosphere Islands is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Alquantic with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, national health service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.191 billion Asterians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Del Faisán. The average income tax rate is 94.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Asterian economy, worth a remarkable 1,128 trillion Stardusts a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 156,970 Stardusts, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Feeling like a winner comes at a price, the ruling party has a devil of a time keeping order in the ranks, kids looking for shark teeth have become ancient history, and passive-aggressive congratulations cards inform mums-to-be that their pregnancy is their greatest achievement in life. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Stratosphere Islands's national animal is the Golden Pheasant, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Starlight.

The Stratosphere Islands is ranked 43,742nd in the world and 2,340th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 63.37 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 334thMost Valuable International Artwork: 577thMost Influential: 764thTop
Most Pacifist: 3,670thMost Inclusive: 4,168thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,347thSafest: 4,447thNicest Citizens: 4,486thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,510thRudest Citizens: 5,329thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,348thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,415thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,457thHighest Food Quality: 5,553rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,553rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,571stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,719thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,156thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,234thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,240thMost Developed: 6,559thBest Weather: 6,751stLargest Governments: 6,801stMost Efficient Economies: 6,921stLargest Welfare Programs: 6,948thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,178thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,655thMost Cultured: 7,665thSmartest Citizens: 7,674thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,867thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,444thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,368thLowest Crime Rates: 11,388thMost Secular: 13,321stHighest Average Incomes: 13,612thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 15,249thHealthiest Citizens: 17,200thMost Stationary: 18,162ndHighest Economic Output: 18,407thMost Advanced Public Transport: 23,576th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 60th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 190th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 200th in the regionMost Influential: 206th in the regionMost Pacifist: 211th in the regionSafest: 243rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 251st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 254th in the regionNicest Citizens: 255th in the regionMost Inclusive: 256th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 260th in the regionRudest Citizens: 261st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 277th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 293rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 295th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 298th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 300th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 316th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 319th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 332nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 356th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 357th in the regionLargest Governments: 370th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 375th in the regionBest Weather: 383rd in the regionMost Developed: 385th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 395th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 396th in the regionMost Cultured: 398th in the regionNudest: 419th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 426th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 478th in the regionMost Stationary: 498th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 556th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 569th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 573rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 604th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 615th in the regionMost Secular: 641st in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 708th in the regionLargest Populations: 896th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 902nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 973rd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 992nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 1,056th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,367th in the region

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