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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 287th Most Influential: 637th Best Weather: 4,535th
The Whisperer in Darkness of
New York Times Democracy
Un Sacrificium Parvis ob Adagnitio
Dr Henry Armitage
Influence
Truckler
Heir Apparent & Squatchy Internal Affairs Minister
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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Bran Astor

Population5.597 billion

CapitalArkham
LeaderDr Henry Armitage
FaithAgnostic creationism

Currencydentalium
AnimalCephalopod

The Whisperer in Darkness of Bran Astor is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dr Henry Armitage with a fair hand, and remarkable for its compulsory vegetarianism, anti-smoking policies, and digital currency. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 5.597 billion Astorians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Arkham. The average income tax rate is 42.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astorian economy, worth 784 trillion dentaliums a year, is broadly diversified 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 140,106 dentaliums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, the nation's air force consists of strongly-worded letters folded into paper airplanes, coffee-addicted citizens look forward to baristas getting their name wrong at local coffee shops, and children are often punished for the sins of the fathers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Bran Astor's national animal is the Cephalopod, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnostic creationism.

Bran Astor is ranked 148,421st in the world and 6,163rd in the West Pacific for Most Devout, with 6.32 Prayers Per Hour.

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Best Weather: 4,535thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,744thMost Developed: 7,099thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,100thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,193rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,336thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,827thHealthiest Citizens: 8,337thTop
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Most Cultured: 8,515thHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,019thSmartest Citizens: 10,103rdMost Inclusive: 10,392ndLargest Retail Industry: 11,339thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,679thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,824thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,079thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,442ndHighest Average Incomes: 14,753rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,215thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,549thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,856th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 108th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 140th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 171st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 177th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 177th in the regionMost Developed: 187th in the regionMost Cultured: 192nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 203rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 220th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 247th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 267th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 288th in the regionMost Inclusive: 294th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 311th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 315th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 326th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 349th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 358th in the regionLargest Populations: 383rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 433rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 451st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 463rd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 473rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 531st in the regionNicest Citizens: 560th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 592nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 603rd in the regionMost Secular: 633rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 636th in the regionLargest Black Market: 667th in the regionMost Stationary: 676th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 276 » Dalimbar, Yy4u, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, Oronia, Kittenlicious, Torkvale, Gryphonian Alliance, Bhang Bhang Duc, Pandaland III, Glorious Existence, Greynne, Oometz, Twisted Duality, Pandaland II, DiscGolfLand, The 9 Stars, The United Republic of Westend, Thyrall, Numpties, Liberillia, Wickedly evil people, Win Mints, Kisovec, Acropylae, Alchera, Allwarts, Triestine, Old Blackwood, Archonina, Bigstickistan, Greg Tucker, Moriari, Common Good, Atopias, BoxcarJim, Abaja, East Peninsula, Avadon, Zogradia, Empire of Spartacus, El Facil, WyEast, Fallgriffin, Mathematania, Westwind, Imperial Shaustria, Keerim Foundation, United Adaikes, Leukogeras, Jamoke, and 226 others.Papercuts and Skittles, Wyndward, Robbinston, Psikuta, Volpi Apostati, Ferroia, Ellcrys, Psycho cats, Cro Magnon, Demonvine, Great Sheriffdom, Montreal-Quebec, Comia Noracon, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Constantinopolisia, Cerulean Prime, Cyno, New Velka, Nedtherland, New Belia, Coung Komands, Champaign, Condonohia, Lynier, Toberkuibac, Sindria, Xiuhtezcatl, Nevafornia, The Union of American Territories, Divina Patriae, Atleska, Arhelli, Dreamers for Hope, Dragonesia, Svanland, Suniterian, Granducato Toscana, The Shark Islands, Matism, Braydenton, The Undivided, Dank Content, Futuo, Merbija, Mirchusko, Bonelandia, Shaqolandia, History club, Shaktirajya, Woke Bao States, Southern Velandomew, The Father-Land, The Anclave, Tropical Isles, Fawuru, Maria, Meedvheyt, Northern-Kempia, Islamic Jerusalem, Free Jamestopia, United Nations of Kebab, Formenor, Santos-Dominius, Vita Pax, The United Tribes of Bantai, Gliah, Arkadia Universalis, Astronomis, Cryland, Arnic, Altrealis, Barcocoland, Antahbrantahstan, The Rega, StartupCity, Akshireuya, Podium, Autumn Rain, Doggerstan, Utsang, Avonna, Ilmecith, Mankerson, United Republic of Territories, Homant Sainabroca, Winter Aura, Muckachuck, Mercia Regnum, Novasamita, Roves Flangris, Aldesport, Marshalia, Gulperozi Aria, Vlobbania, The Azure Rose, Anccieta, Neon Sweden, Kevzera, Norvigia, Rivello, Teralyon, Typhania, The Free States of Gotham, Mrowka, Fallas, Zamoland, Wasgonia, Irontree, Holmani, Feral Honey Badgers, North Sylar, Meist Isle, Tannhauser Gate, Saint Philip and Laurence, Fontenais, Carinthea, Ostindische, The Unified Missourtama States, Organisation of North American Nations, Varstov, Hertfordshire and Jammbo, Dreibarland, Viperina, Envelope, Reddub, Sournisia, The Isle of Burgrass, Giovanniland, The Sprustos, Aseanan, Crazy Waters, Sultanat of Turkistan, Sensorland, Tarshka Ven Gora, Loegries, Arebonia, Else Where Lands, The Highland Grounds, Heslovasia, Former Bulgarian Cities, Orcatortugs, Yungtopia, Fujai, Hallfmoon, Babloma, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Raesmus, Draxion Prime, The Technocratic Ideas, Lodan, The united federation of Vooperia, Fumafuma, Atheist States of Philippines, Midproth, Inner Paniumati, Jmangleristan, Ashlaye, Comerty, Pastern, United States of Northern America, Clericordia, Dimwitia, Awtor, Loughton, Terelsis, WaffenBrightonburg, The Fabian Consulate, United South East, Tyrea, Squornshelan Remnant States, America Florida, The Fluffy Land, Explen, Terra Narberth, Varanius, The Australian Emus, Enormous Norman, Valverde Monferrato, Creedan, Thessalian, Halvard, Illusionist, The Anti-Social Socialists, Saffiria, Orail, Denieria, Ceden, CaskistalanarisKirkjubjark, Kundinnic, Arkzpan, Akhalia, Grandi Fiori, Recuecn, The Otterine, Einherfell, Militarian Greek Junta, Meow-meow-mia, Rudan, The Norkbagakiyan, The God of Madness, Jakubin, Norrony, United Rothanic States, Vasisdas, Ceadda, Dartsia Odiongshinen, GhostRose, The Grandest Empire, Xupqeu, Endevonian Cyberocracy, Ingentis Novus, Bad-Breisig, United A, Ridmus, Victorian City, Goldaylia, Methusia, Notangabul, Bwakia, MCdonalds Piligrims, Rineia, Lavender Honey, Uahoe, Arcalnca, Escapitania, and Santersone.

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