Equality, Progress, Human Dignity (English)
Comhionannas, Dul Chun Cinn, Dínit an Duine (Zahirean)
Igualdad, Progreso, Dignidad Humana (Spanish)
"Equality, Progress, Human Dignity" (Official Motto)
"The Socialist Banner"
Zahirean · Spanish· Fengese
Majority White Astanais
• Lord President
Fide Thomas Rush
• Arch Chancellor of the
Parliament of the Republic
• Upper House
• Lower House
• Water (%)
245 trillion (UC)
HDI (RY 97)
Republican Credit (RC)
Drives on the
ISO 3166 code
AR / AAT
Astana-Anders, officially the Federal Socialist Republic of Astana-Anders or FSRA-A, is a socialist state in the northeastern portion of Northern Utopia. It is bordered to this day by no nation though does border the Nordic Ocean to the northwest and the North Meridian Sea to the southeast. Astana-Anders covers 640,786 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 1.096 billion. Astana-Anders is a federal state, with autonomous district communes and the Omni City Federal Zone.
Astana-Anders was originally a monarcho-police state under the National Empire of Astana-Anders, but rose following a socialist revolution led by Dimitri Castro.
The current Astanai government was built on the principles of Marxism and Dimitrism with elements of People's Multi-Party Democracy. The nation is primarily led by the Socialist Republicans, which serves as the founding and guiding force in the nation. Dimitri Castro, the People's Republic’s founder stated once that “we shall build a new nation based around the ideals of socialism, progress, and equality for all.” The government works on the principals of Proletariat Democratic Socialism/Multi-Party Democracy, with a federal parliament with decentralized regional, state, and local government, which are subject to recall and imperative mandate of the people.
Astana-Anders is widely recognized for its highly advanced technology and scientific prowess and ranks among the highest nations for free public education, scientific advancement, and citizen intelligence. The nation has a rich culture that emphasizes the use of equality, science, logic, and reasoning over superstition. Astanais are instilled with a love of learning from a very young age, and school is designed to be enjoyable and enriching rather than a senseless competition through democratic and progressive education.
Despite this technological advancement, the nation only recently underwent a massive rearmament and modernization of the army due to the fact that the nation has never went to war in 100 years, meaning it lacked many modern weapons until 2020.
2.1 Pre-Imperial Years
2.2 The National Empire
2.3 The Astanai Revolution
4.4 Largest Cities
5.1 The Government
6 Foreign Relations and Military
9.1 District Communes and Cities
Astana-Anders comes from one of the only pieces of culture before the National Empire was founded. The name comes from an old myth which tells the tale of two individuals, Ivan Astana and Irene Anders came together to marry and give birth to the people of Astana-Anders.
The standard way to refer to a citizen of Astana-Anders is as an "Astanai."
Astana-Anders was once a collection of independent tribes from various cultures that (most likely after the year 200) became more complexed city-states, kingdoms, empires, duchies, protectorates etc. While on occasion they warred and battled with one another, the mostly remained in relative peace and tranquility. Often times, trading, marrying, and befriending another. In fact, before the Imperial Wars, over 40 nations existed in that area alone.
In 1123, Arch-Prince of the Serene Empire of Vera, Ivar-Morgan, married a queen of another powerful nation, merging to the two nations together and making him the supreme authority. He then annexed four smaller city-states and kingdoms towards the south, north, east, and west. In 1129, he proclaimed himself King of the Ancient Land of Astana-Anders and the Imperial Throne and changed the nations name to the National Empire of Astana-Anders and ordered all nations to unify under his banner.
This angered all other leaders, especially his main rival, Autocrat Justus Paine III of the Holy State of Telrgan, forged an alliance with other anti-AA nations and declared war with Ivar-Morgan. The first war lasted for 3 years before an armistice was called which lasted for a 2 years before the 2nd war started again, lasting 4 years, this was a huge defeat for the anti-AA alliance with them losing half of them allies before another 5 years armistice. The final war lasted for 6 years before Ivar-Morgan himself lead a crushing blow against alliance forces at the battle of Porter Heights. The following treaty soon allowed Ivar-Morgan complete and utter rule over the region.
On August 18th, 1154, King Morgan-Ivar declared the National Empire of Astana-Anders and quickly began to established a monarcho-police state with himself as authoritarian and absolute ruler. He wiped out an semblance of Astanai culture before the empire and replaced it with a new one with emphasized the totality of the King and the state. He also rolled out staunchly conservative and reactionary policies meant to keep society as traditional and obedient as possible.
For the next hundreds of years, nothing change with society being incredibly static. In 1489, King Eamon "The Supremacist" annexed and subjugated the Zahirean ethnic group, turning them into the equivalent of the slave caste in society. In 1500, his son, King Dans-Eamon introduced a unique system of capitalism which turned a small portion of wealthy peasants into a tiny middle class, captains of industry into nobles and upper-middle class while still denying any semblance of mobility of any of the remaining 98%.
In 1683, Dimitri Castro founded the Progressive-Socialist Workers and Peasants Republican Association (P-SWPRA) along with fellow revolutionary, Devin de Blue. Dimitri was born in 1652 to a poor family of farmers in the small town of Lower Savon. In his 20s, he traveled to Grenopia and Kjanu. There, he was radicalized by the socialist and progressive policies of his nation and eventually when he turned 30, decided to head back to start the armed struggle against the government.
Instability was common back in those times. Since 1630, there was a surge in radical antigovernmental organizations after a recession destroyed much of the economy and lives of both workers and peasants. This exploded in 1634 where peasants and workers protested for better pay and an end to the brutality of the workplaces which was brutally repressed by law enforcement. They responded by rioting across major cities. In 1640, a group known as the Citizens Revolutionary Army (CRA) launched a small-scale guerilla army in the rural side that the government could not crush.
A year after Dimitri founded the P-SWPRA, the government launched a massive raid on it's chapters and headquarters, executing over 2 hundred people, including Devin de Blue and his childhood crush, Rossa Sasha Neilson. Dimitri escaped to North Electrica where he was able to partner with like-minded exiled revolutionary, Irene-Rei de Cosgrave (and eventually dated and married her). He then returned in 1687 and established the Socialist Republicans along with it's armed wing, the Workers-Republican Volunteer Army (W-RVA).
In 1688, a recession happened which further crippled the economy. The government instead of helping out citizens, cut back even more on the already extremely budgets of vital services like healthcare and welfare. In response, massive protests rocked the country. At this time, with over 10 thousand members, Dimitri launched a rebellion in late August of that year in the capital. The rebels held a portion of the city and were able to galvanize the populace before having to abandoned it after 3 months of siege and street combat. This was just enough to rally the people so much that in April of the following year, after a surprising victory by Republican forces at Dongras, the people stormed the Imperial Palace along side Dimitri and other republican soldiers and killed King Fredrick-George II.
The war did not end however, as on the same day that Dimitri declared the Federal Socialist Republic, the prince, Jackson Baton III, in his vacation home at Eskyesburgh along with other escaped noblemen, declared himself the new King of the National Empire and organized the National Monarchist Army to combat Dimitri's now reorganized Astanai Republican Army. The ensuring civil war lasted for another year before it ended with a decisive Republican victory at Serackburgh. This resulted in Prince Jackson Baton III signing the Treaty of Serene Bridge in which he formally abdicated the throne and any and all rights to the throne and permamantly dissolved the Empire.
Astana-Anders covers 640,786 square kilometers and has an estimated population of 1.0961 billion. It includes large access to the ocean, as well as control over a set of islands in the Nordic Ocean. It is bordered to the northwest by the Nordic Ocean and the southwest to the North Meridian Sea. Astana-Anders has 11 district communes which are further subdivided into State Communes, both of which are given a great deal of autonomy, as well as a means of giving them self-determination for any ethnic or racial group.
Despite having very low natural elevation above sea level, the nation has a very cool and cloudy climate, as the area is between the very cold seas to the north and south, causing a climate with cloudy skies and very few sunny days.
Astana-Anders is home to a very vibrant and diverse ecosystem, hosting thousands of species of plants and animals. The nation’s government has taken great measures to protect it, such as using only clean and renewable energy sources to power the national infrastructure, having trains as the main mode of transportation, and having almost all citizens in cities. The nation has thousands of national parks and reserves that play host to rich areas of life. The Violet Plains is one of the most prided items, as the area is made up of purple carnations, causing the wildlife to spec into purple fur, feathers, and scales.
The 1.0961 billion people of Ubertas are predominately a mix white and black Astanai, with whites making up 64% and blacks making up 21.2% percent. Next are the various immigrant communities of Electricans, Fengese, and Grenopians which make up about 9.9% with the remaining 5.9% of Zahireans in the lower district communes which remained after the Zahirean Independence Revolt. In order to level out many of the old social hierarchies and caste systems, the Astanai Constitution ensures that every native group has the right to self-determination. It also mandates that certain governmental and social structures exist to erode the colonial mentalities and uplift the formerly oppressed native groups.
Astana-Anders mainly speaks Astanai English. Astanai English differs from normal English because of having an expressive but monotonously tone. After the revolution, Dimitri attempted to reform the language which failed but some of his efforts actually became standard within the modern language. The language is designed to appeal best to the creative and exploratory mind. Astanai English lacks gender-specific pronouns and words and has a minimal structural emphasis on concepts like private ownership or dominance. However, certain areas have their own native languages, especially the immigrant and Zahirean communities.
Astana-Anderss defines itself as a secular and atheistic state, separating politics from religion completely and treating faith not with hostility but as any other interest group when dealing with it. Many outside observers refer to Astana-Anderss as effectively State Atheist, as much of the government is atheistic and as a requirement for joining the Socialist Republicans, regional office (barring in special autonomous regions), and national state office (barring representatives from special autonomous regions) is a lack of religious ties in order to ensure there is no conflict of interest. In fact, it is illegal to garner votes and support by using one’s religious beliefs. The government do not allow religious thought and morals to interfere with what is best in running the nation.
However, the individual’s right to believe in faith (if any) is protected. Nonetheless, most citizens of Astana-Anders are Catholics, mainly between Progressive Catholicism and variants of Liberation Theology, with many of the autonomous regions practicing their own native and traditional faiths (which are greatly respected by the government and Party). All religious groups must be registered with the state and have a contact within the Central Committee of Religious Affairs and within the local and regional government to both voice their concerns and ensure that they do not become subversive dangers to society or espouse bigotry.
Metro area population
Omni City Federal Zone
Zaultia District Commune
Keteria District Commune
Novoraska District Commune
New Bridge City
Western Heliareacre District Commune
Neo Republican City
Eastern Heliarearcre District Commune
Lesser Prussia District Commune
Onculand District Commune
Lenziria District Commune
Candori District Commune
The Palace of the Republic;
meeting place of the Parliament of the Republic, Omni City
The Astanai government is designed around the principle of both Leninism and People's Multi-Party Democracy, which attempts to bring federal democracy to a national level and empower the different elements of the working class and a decentralized, direct democratic government at the local and state level. Overall, the system emphasizes contributions to the people and the ability to perform the role well rather than popularity gained by money and resources (as it is in most national elections). All parties are allowed to advertise on media of any kind, and all candidates must be nominated by their peers and never themselves.
The most local areas are guided and run by Central Local Democracy Bureau, which act as neighborhood and community organizations that help promote direct democracy and worker organizing on a local level. CLDBs act as mobilizers for the community and serve the people for the area they reside in. Most areas of a certain size will have a CLDB within them. From there on, the members of each neighborhood/Microdistrict and all the CLDBs within it will nominate and send persons to represent them on a district, borough, etc. level, which will act as the government for that geographic area of a municipality, part of a city, or area of villages. The Parliaments at this level then nominate and elect members to serve in the District Commune Parliament, which acts almost like a city council. The District Commune Parliaments or DCP of a similar administrative level will then elect an executive body to serve as the government for that area.
Main Chamber of the Parliamentary Assembly and Senate,
Palace of the Republic
After the Municipal level and other equivalent administrative levels, the election process becomes more rigorous and meritocratic. Candidates are nominated by the DCPs on the basis of merit and ability to perform and serve the needs of the people in that area. Data compiled through reports created by local CLDBs, as well as other factors such as economic growth, ideological comprehension, happiness levels of the people, education/literacy levels, health, and overall quality of life, are collected by the Central Committee of People's Representation. The CCPR is made up primarily of representatives from all the CLDBs, as well as representatives of all the major social and ethnic organizations, and well as citizens who pass the Civil Service Exam to evaluate and report on elected officials and inform the DCPs.
Overall, this helps the representatives determine who to elect to either an executive body, a judicial court, or a higher parliament. The organization is wholly separate from the government and is headed and chaired by a collection of Party Secretaries and CLDBs members to ensure that adherence to Marxism is assured. The CCPR allows for the citizens to gauge their elected representatives and give the Soviet-members the information needed for them to elect persons upwards that will meet the needs of their constituents. This process continues and repeats upwards from the municipal level to the provincial level in the High District Communes Parliament or HDCP.
At a national level, the Parliament of the Republic acts as the highest organ of state power and people's representation. It's divided up into 2 chambers, the Parliamentary Senate as the upper house and the Parliamentary Assembly as the lower house, which contain various committees and subchambers which represent the various ethnic parliaments, labour and trade unions, and large organizations in the Palace of the Republic who also vote on laws. The Parliamentary Senate is made up of the 2 leaders of the HDCPs of each District Commune and the Parliamentary Assembly is made up of 10 representatives from each of the Sub District Communes of the District Communes. The Senate introduces a bill, and if it passes by 60%, gets moved to the Assembly where if it is approved by 60% again, it is moved to the Arch-Chancellor, which if it is not vetoed on gets sent to the Lord President so they can sign and enforce it and is not struck down by the High Justice Courts of the republic.
It meets for all days of the week for each year, minus the Monday after the election, to approve all major policy plans, resolutions, major legislation, and economic proposals. On the Monday after an election, the Temporary Parliamentary Committee (comprised of the best legislators as garnered from all parties represented) oversees exercises most of its power, except the major ones such as economic plans and constitutional convention proposals and can also call the Parliament of the Republic to order in times of major policy sessions.
The Parliament of the Republic elects the Speaker, who oversees the functioning of the body. The Lord President is voted by a general election (single transferable vote) by all registered citizens and is then sworn in on April 4th of the same year. The Lord President handles most foreign diplomacy, defense, and international affairs for the nation, as well as other ceremonial roles as well as appointing the Arch-Chancellor who has the ability to veto any law the comes his past and can call a snap-election if the majority of both the Parliamentary Senate and Assembly do so.
The President is usually also the High Grand General, Admiral, and Master Secretary of all the Republican Military Branches and the Party Leader for their party, for simplicity and to avoid power struggles, although there have been instances where the Party Leader is separate. The domestic affairs and most governmental work are handled by the Central Cabinet, chaired by the Central Cabinet Premier who acts as head of cabinet. The President nominates the Premier, who then nominates the CC, all of which are approved by the MPs and with the assistance of HDCPs, DCPs, and CLDBs reports.
Astana-Anders is a relative new comer to the world stage due to years of isolationism. Under the Vargas Administration, the nation attempted to become more involved through diplomacy chasing and conferences. This changed after the Astanai Fascist War and the nation was under the thumb of the victorious nations. During the United Kuzikstan-Jezabelstien and the Fall of Jezbel, Joseph Vargas resigned as Lord President and was replaced with his Arch-Chancellor, Fide Thomas Rush, who shifted the foreign policy of removing foreign control from the Feng Dynasty and North Electrica, being more hostile with enemy powers such as The Atlas Archipelago and making more alliances with other socialist nations instead of just anybody and has currently good relations with socialist nations like Grenopia and Novoroyska.
Relations: Allied, Trusted, Friendly, Neutral, Chilly, Cold, Rival, Enemy, Questionable
We will most likely seek good relations in the future. For now, we are just... unsure.
Was biggest threat on paper, now that you are gone. We can become more powerful.
Notice me senpaiWe also wish to establish good relations in the futrue
Once again, no feelings.
Vargas might have played your game, but we sure won't. We also recognize the Dahuma Republic as well. Now you'll see how if feels like to not be recognize after a single GODDAMN EVENT!
No clue who you are.
Techno-socialist allies. We like you social and technology progress.
You've been nice to us in the past. We respect that.
Comrade Dimitri and our greatest friend and hero.
We never interacted but we like them a lot.
Who the hell are you people?
Never interacted, they seem chill though.
We don't like monarchies but you were a former colony so... I guess anti-imperialism buddies???
You seem nice. How about some tea?
We have an... interesting relation..
Isolationist monarcho-socialist weirdos.
Another... interesting relationship.
We recognize you as an independent nation buddy :).
I WILL PISS ON YOUR GRAVE YOU FACKING REACTIONARY FASCIST @SS WIPE!
We are interested to be your ally as well
A bit too socially conservative for our taste but socialists gotta stick together.
Astana-Anders is also a member of the World Assembly. Although not influential in any respect, the nation has votes regularly and uses its position to push for human rights and socialism worldwide.
Astanai's military, the Astanai Republican Army, is quite small for a large nation and has introduced a conscription law during the Kuzik-Jezbel war, in contrast to the mostly pacifistic and diplomatic way of the Vargas Administration. The official position right now is that all citizens should always be ready to defend the homeland in case of emergency, as well as have the capability to assist one another in times of local need. The military has four main branches: Astanai Republican Armed Forces, the Astanai Republican Navy, and the Astanai Republican Air Force.
The armed forces are unlike that of a traditional nation-state, and coordinate in a manner similar to the government (with various elected and councils, in this case, filled with officers who are identified as eligible to serve by the Central Military Council and then elected by their peers). Officers are selected for promotion on a vote by their peers upon recommendation by the CMC of the Party, which the militias respond to. The military itself is overseen by the government and follows a similar, yet stricter sense of democratic centralism, with internal decisions that impact the lives of servicepersons put up for vote with more important intelligence and foreign/combat and defense-related matters left up to higher bodies. The Central High Armed Forces Council and the President, who both occupy positions on the Central Military Council. In practice, the President will generally chair the CMC.
All persons within Astana-Anders can either serve in the military or in their local state militia or community guard (specialized law enforcement that works alongside the CLDBs to promote community safety) for a two-year service. Following their completion, they can either remain in the military, state militia, community guard, or return to civilian life. If they choose the state militia, they serve to ensure the safety of communities in the event of national emergency and defense, but normally act to hold community safety drills, help out during natural disasters and major catastrophes, and act as auxiliary support for local community organizations and CDLBs. Furthermore, the state militias can be deployed into active combat by the government should the need arise in wartime or a time of great national emergency. Persons can either be active state militias members and put nearly full-time into the organization, or they can remain standby members (the most common scenario).
All citizens in the state militia are required to report every two years for a basic training test to ensure they still have the necessary skills retained from conscription and to aid their community, following this, they are put through re-training for a certain number of months depending on their results. The purpose of the state militia is "to ensure the presence of citizens capable of springing into action to defend themselves, their comrades, and the socialist motherland in time of need."
The Astanai economy is built on the principals of socialism and scientific planning and is aimed at giving all of its citizens a comfortable and need-free lifestyle. Jobs, housing, food, healthcare, paid maternity. and childcare is a guaranteed right, making Astana-Anders free from unemployment unless by choice (although persons that art generally acts as independent artists, musicians, etc.). Thus, persons who need to switch jobs or experience a closure of their workplace are given a set of new professions to choose from that fit their qualifications and general interests and are allowed to select a new one. As this is socialism, the economy operates on the principle of "from each according to their ability, to each according to their contribution."
All national economic affairs are managed directly by the people through the National Technological-Economic Planning Centre. The government not only extends into the political sphere but the economic sphere as well. At a local level, the needs of the populace are gauged by the local NT-EPC, which compiles the data and determine the needs of the area. This is then sent upwards to the Municipal or the equivalent city-level administration, who's executive arm drafts up the economic needs of the area in coordination with the local CLDB arm and sends it upwards to the next level, which then compiles the information and drafts a plan for that higher level of administration again. This continues until it reaches the national level of government, where the Omni City NT-EPC formulates multiple economic plans, which the Parliament of the Republic committee for economic affairs then votes upon and sends to the wider body for approval at the annual Budget Manifesto Law.
Rank: Frightening (by WA standards)
Currency: Republican Credit
Fiscal Year: Sidereal Year
GDP (nominal):24.6 trillion (RC)
GDP (nominal) per capita: 119700RC
Labor Force: 700,005,030
Once a Budget Manifesto is approved, the details are sent out to the wider nation, where the administration levels and parliaments from the below the national government draft up plan in accordance with the national economic plan for how their administrative region will meet the quotas and demands in conjunction and with the advice of the Economic Advisor Commitee at those levels. These plans get more specific and attuned as you further down the administrative levels, eventually reaching local neighborhoods and districts, and boroughs, who can collectively determine how to organize themselves on a daily basis to meet the needs of themselves and the nation.
The day to day running of businesses of a certain size is done by their respective Workers Councils elected by the members of the workplace and their various departments. These allow for worker self-management and let the people determine how they will run their jobs and lives. All state-owned small businesses within the more rural areas are generally owned and run cooperatively amongst the persons that oversee them. The agriculture of the nation and much of the urban areas are amassed into massive Farming Communes, which act almost as cities in their own right. These Communes are largely self-managing on a daily basis, just as how many neighborhood blocs, businesses, and communities are in more urban areas, through the usage of parliaments and local CLDB Chiefs.
Astana-Anders engages with limited international trade and seeks to achieve full autarky. However, it is not adverse to assisting its fellow Northern Utopian members and sharing its resources with the international community at large. It will also be engaged in trade with certain nations to get specific goods in return on occasion and may actually end it's autarky policy (if certain issues are dealt with).
The Astanais economy mainly consists of the Technologies industry, as the nation is one of the most scientifically advanced countries in the world. Astana-Anders also has a very prominent role in the clean energy sector, supplying completely green power to many nearby nations. The nation also has a major influence on book publishing industries. Much of the nation’s industry is automated due to the vast amount of scientific advancement Astana-Anders fosters, giving much of the populace time to enjoy life and experience the world. Moreover, all goods and services are distributed according to need and currency is very limited.
Astana-Anders is very scientifically oriented in terms of culture. The nation praises scientific development, learning, and seeks to create an environment that encourages a love of knowledge. In Astana-Anders, celebrities are usually top doctors, scientists, philosophers, politicians, and intellectuals rather than CEOs, pop stars, etc. The people are also very kind and communally minded and have a tendency to value cooperation.
Astanai's society doesn’t see class, race, ethnicity, religion, etc. The people only see fellow countrymen and have a great overall sense of unity and equality. Schools in Astana-Anders are organized to not encourage a capitalist competitive environment but rather foster a cooperative attitude befitting our nation. Astanais also have a strong tendency to criticize the government and openly state their political views and opinions, something fostered from a young age. Overall, science and efficiency are held in high esteem, questioning of tradition is celebrated, and free thought is held paramount.
Astana-Anders most sought after ivy school
Education in Astana-Anders is guaranteed for every citizen and allows Astanais to pursue their interests and allocates them into different educational areas based on aptitude and interest. Children from a young age are taught together in an environment that stimulates a love of learning, public speaking, science, logic, and creativity. Children are encouraged to pursue whatever they enjoy or are passionate about. Once children reach the highest level of their Middle School level of education, they're given the opportunity to learn about all the different paths (technical, arts, sciences, higher education, etc.) and are allowed to apply for and be tested in the areas they wish to study going forward. Children who are undecided may go wherever their aptitude analysis and test recommend or choose to go into a holistic educational school for the next few years until they can select.
Students in secondary school are sent to either technical, arts, liberal arts, or STEM schools where they're either prepared for the workforce or higher education. Students who desire higher education undergo the selection and application process, where they are allocated to different institutions based on ability, passion, field, and talent. From there on, they enter the workforce.
Cities are designed with a high-tech communal living style in mind. Astana-Anders provides housing as a human right, thus many Astanai cities are filled with colorful and spacious modern buildings that serve as public housing. Cities are wholly planned in Astana-Anders, similar to the economy, and are designed to promote the values of socialism in an everyday lifestyle. Housing blocs are generally grouped around specific jobs or workplaces, alongside childcare, schools from pre-kindergarten to secondary education, parks, cinemas, and other necessities. These areas are known as Communal Cityside and serve as the basis for the Astanai urban lifestyle. Within each Communal and some housing blocs, there are unions and CLDBs that help to plan, govern, and organize the area. In most instances, Communal Cityside may even feature a local party chamber or CLDBs that assists the Communal Cityside and those of the surrounding area.
Atlasian City from above
Whereas the western capitalist model of the city is generally tailored to ensure the rich have the city urban center and the poor live on the outskirts, the Astanai socialist model provides a citizen with everything they need within immediate reach. Moreover, expanding cities and housing is made all the easier as state planners are simply required to build new districts like adding blocks onto a larger structure. The existence of Communal Cityside makes city planning and job allocation much more efficient. Persons entering the workforce are given housing in a Cityside close to or part of their workplace.
Similarly, the few rural areas are grouped into vast structures called Communes. Communes are the equivalent of a rural city, and encompass many towns and villages referred to as Collectives. Collectives feature a cluster of homes, farms, and sometimes meat packing plants and other industries that are located around a population of around 50-200. Communes and Collectives feature aggregates collective farmland which is either operated for the purpose of fulfilling the economic plans (State Collectives) or for the benefit solely of the persons working it (Citizen Collectives). Oftentimes Communes are an aggregation if all of these, and some persons have dual jobs on a State Collective while working part time on a Citizen Collective.
Despite being more broad in size, these Collectives function in a way similar to the Communal Cityside. There are schools, hospitals, community guards, a local Party Unit, state militia, etc. Citizens on Collectives farm the land and get a portion of the product themselves, while the rest goes out to other collectives, cities, etc. Collectives often trade with one another in accordance with economic plans and to make needs meet. Furthermore, each collective is organized into a vast Commune, which functions politically like a city would, with its own elected parliaments taken from the direct democracies of the Collectives. Communes form their own trade and exchange systems within themselves to meet the overall economic plans and output required of them. This was designed with the intention of promoting a communal and socialist lifestyle amongst the people.
Astana-Anders holds the environment in high esteem and sees Global Warming as a grave threat to humanity. As a result, the nation is powered entirely by clean energy. The nation underwent the Pure and Green program under the Dimitri administration. At the time the nation ran mostly on natural gas, with some contributions from solar, wind, and fission power. However, with the advent of fusion power in 1811, the nation has largely abandoned these forms of power, Although some solar power is still used for specific appliances and for most vehicles and forms of transportation.
Astana-Anders occupies a unique status of having virtually no used cars. As part of the Pure and Green program and in an effort to promote communal attitudes and overcome capitalist mindsets of isolation and individualism, cars were slowly phased out and public mass transit became the made mode of getting around. Military, state, and intelligence usage of private vehicles is also common, although all of these are fully green and run on electricity rather than gas.
Astana-Anders has massive Pulse rails. Following the advent of fusion and the introduction of electric in 1934, some larger apparatuses such as the trains became powered by large fusion reactors that transmit the energy throughout the tracks and to the cars. Public transit is free for all Astanais and for outside persons and is constantly renovated and upgraded to maintain maximum seating satisfaction, and comfort for the passengers through the complaints to the parliaments and in the Budget Manifesto.
Following the advent of self-driving technology, all public transit vehicles are now self-driving. All vehicles are placed on a collective network overseen by the local, municipal, and district Central Public Transportation Ministry of that area’s parliaments.