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The Agrarian Republic of Adastra

“Per Aspera Ad Astra”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Distant Worlds

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Adastra

Population2.996 billion

CapitalVigil

CurrencyAdastran Credit
AnimalZubron

The Agrarian Republic of Adastra is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its daily referendums, infamous sell-swords, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.996 billion Adastrans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vigil. The average income tax rate is 69.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Adastran economy, worth 240 trillion Adastran Credits 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, Cheese Exports, and Basket Weaving. 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 80,123 Adastran Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism, many in Adastra are born in the purple, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile, and the Vigil Film Festival recently voted 'Adastran Getting Hit By Football' as best film. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Adastra's national animal is the Zubron, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Adastra is ranked 247,020th in the world and 11th in Distant Worlds for Most Pro-Market, scoring -63.56 on the Rand Index.

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5%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,500thBest Weather: 8,467thMost Influential: 8,662ndMost Beautiful Environments: 8,813thMost Secular: 9,745thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,731stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,113thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,732ndTop
10%
Largest Information Technology Sector: 17,993rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 20,141stMost Advanced Public Education: 20,420thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,640thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,256thMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,801stMost Developed: 27,663rdSmartest Citizens: 29,257th
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10%
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Adastra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Adastra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Adastra, the Vigil Film Festival recently voted 'Adastran Getting Hit By Football' as best film.
  • : Following new legislation in Adastra, only AIs know why the nation is rapidly increasing its semiconductor stockpile.
  • : Following new legislation in Adastra, many in Adastra are born in the purple.
  • : Following new legislation in Adastra, the jackhammer is considered a tool of artistic criticism.
  • : Following new legislation in Adastra, the government is attempting to revitalize a gutted private sector.
  • : Adastra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Adastra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Adastra was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 3 » Thythe, Arcovia, and Astralaria.

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