“Science above Religion”
|Category: Left-wing Utopia|
Regional Influence: Squire
The Empire of Astalen is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its restrictive gun laws, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.268 billion Astalenians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mano Zate. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The powerhouse Astalenian economy, worth 601 trillion Goldsuns a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 114,141 Goldsuns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The "swords to plowshares" policy has created a generation of farmers that can kill a yak from 200 yards away, Leader is frequently seen begging critics to stop insulting the government, politicians who misplace decimal points on expense reports are fired for gross incompetence, and snap elections are called whenever there's a chance to increase Leader's majority. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Astalen's national animal is the Axolotl, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Astalen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
- : Astalen voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Sterilisation".
- : Astalen endorsed The Community of Shangri-La Valley.
- : Astalen was endorsed by The Community of Shangri-La Valley.
- : Astalen endorsed The Serene Commonwealth of Deontologia.
- : Astalen was endorsed by The Serene Commonwealth of Deontologia.
- : Astalen endorsed The Republic of The Sigometh Dynasty.
- : Astalen was endorsed by The Republic of The Sigometh Dynasty.
- : Astalen endorsed The People's Republic of Zapatian Workers State.
- : Astalen was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
Endorsements Received: 57 » Treadwellia, Imkiville, Aflana, Guiness Freaks, Edranian Land, Captain Apollo, Dracovis, Sireco, New Rogernomics, Killer Kitty, Tiegenhof, Bobs raider puppet, Hycronesia, Courlany, The Copper States, Aguaria Major, Nargorthia, Paline, Americastrailia, Custadia, Leonism, Fluffiness, Sombrassino, SunnyPhiladelphia, Seatlantis, Kan Po, Aigania, Sophisica, Loftegen 2, Greygard, Li Ka Shing Administrative Region, Nofflen, Derthal, Altmar, Your Imaginary Friend, The Rin Mang, Denado, Axixic, Mzeusia, Snoodum, Perchan, Burning Pants, Caybow, Lazarene Ryccia, Lake Flotillas, The New California Republic, Emperor PJ, Capercom, Halliway, Steel Vagabonds, and 7 others.Turkish-Ottoman, Makdon, Kakatiya, Zapatian Workers State, The Sigometh Dynasty, Deontologia, and Shangri-La Valley.