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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,608thMost Influential: 2,585thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,254th
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New Astri

Population3.12 billion

CapitalNeo Io


The Endorse Kethania of New Astri is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Multivac with a fair hand, and notable for its rampant corporate plagiarism, ban on automobiles, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.12 billion New Astrians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neo Io. The average income tax rate is 80.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming New Astrian economy, worth 276 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Retail. Average income is 88,730 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Truancy officers have a hard time catching children trained in advanced camouflage skills, prudishness is on the way out, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, and hipster cyclists declare that "metal is dead". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Astri's national animal is the Vacuumorph, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is unspecificed.

New Astri is ranked 193,352nd in the world and 1,054th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring -4.67 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,608thTop
Most Influential: 2,585thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,254thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,290thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,453rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,173rdNicest Citizens: 11,202ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 11,292ndMost Rebellious Youth: 11,814thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,698thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 12,734thTop
Most Inclusive: 13,889thBest Weather: 14,326thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,632ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,926thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,055thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,174thHealthiest Citizens: 17,249thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,441stMost Income Equality: 17,476thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,164thHighest Food Quality: 18,581stMost Pacifist: 19,402ndHighest Poor Incomes: 19,533rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,948thSmartest Citizens: 20,141stMost Secular: 21,796thMost Politically Free: 23,303rdSafest: 24,127thLargest Governments: 24,396thMost Developed: 24,580thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 25,067thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 25,331st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 20th in the regionMost Politically Free: 30th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 79th in the regionMost Influential: 84th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 92nd in the regionMost Stationary: 127th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 147th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 153rd in the region

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