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The Kingdom of Astrind

“We Will Endure”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific



Population485 million



The Kingdom of Astrind is a huge, safe nation, notable for its digital currency, soft-spoken computers, and ubiquitous missile silos. The compassionate, cynical population of 485 million Astrindians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Teneria. The average income tax rate is 77.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Astrindian economy, worth 47.3 trillion lire a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is 97,617 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses, and priests are being drafted by the church load. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Astrind's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Astrind is ranked 16,614th in the world and 696th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 4,835.42 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 297thTop
Most Influential: 1,800thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,796thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,044thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,445thMost Inclusive: 12,737thSafest: 13,097thLowest Crime Rates: 13,534thMost Pacifist: 13,909thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,103rdBest Weather: 14,123rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,264thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,047th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 227th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 328th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 464th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 474th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 635th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 652nd in the regionMost Influential: 678th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 680th in the regionSafest: 692nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 694th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 696th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Astrind was endorsed by The Republic of Lower Briel Guanzapolia.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, priests are being drafted by the church load.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, many parents are becoming frustrated with their children's choices in spouses.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, political candidates who don't release their birth certificates are presumed to have been born in Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, elections are won by the candidate who makes the best 'yo mama' jokes.
  • : Astrind was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, the saying 'break a leg' is now taken literally.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, citizens are allowed to rise or fall based on their own merits.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 275 » Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Fayyayid, Sinelona, Alunya, Shin-Hachioji, Test for a new hope, Omnistria, Kasazzastan, Tsardom of Leonlandia, Elder Realms, Ethnon, Juggernautilus, Great Bights Mum, Yaorozu, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Ikea Rike, Napnomadia, Destructive Government Endorsing System, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Shibutani, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Maott, Federation Terra Australis, Torakuen, Sunto, Kwaj, Malta Comino Gozo, Black Templares, Wilkshire, Trillius, Joodey, Dar es Saalam, Sundred, Sheldanada, North Bratislava, Makersaulache, Jasminlandia, Corfad, New Bremerton, Dreadton, Guer Aike, Acrabinnia, PlanetPunk, Shadowrik, Frances Francis the First of France, Steampunk Ariel, and 225 others.Haor Chall, Spartoptia, Constantinolia, Wineclaw, Conservadoria, 1 very fast endotarter, Free Azzaca, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Pasargad, Sil Dorsett, Glurponia, 2 and 2 is Fish, Holy Oranz, Amauri, Zozanio, Alpinea, Azzarel, Yugobatania, Banabistan, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Angwayster, Prydania, Ejhsa, Aldros, Zokk, Zumlandia, Alice Gardens, ZimRobwe, Bananoonza, Aratani, The Iron Lions, Babacar, Anna Airters, Choistan, Ibiscaton, Lomjia, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Kulgatha, Beladev, Beta Centauri B3, California but Worse, Solidair, Revolutionary Sealand, Camarthen, Fendlium, Aetulia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Gilakistan, Fizban, Siwale, Axstahl, Free Culture, Yukti, Amerian States, Cors Evia, Calamazo, British Pacific Islands, Dicko, Consoratia, Daiz, Ecronentia, Cobrakia, Breduria, Esplandia, Drusselstein, Fun time land of Fun, Bangtan Sonyeondan Suga, Chukstik Illahi, Elianzonia, Central Ryal, Fascist Democracy, Amaganset, Chilean 1st Reich, Centromuria, Empy, Gliese Minor, Detrivania, Bananaaaaa, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Aeviternus, Dopeland420, Cloydicia, Changjo, Eslua, Agharya, Eylstadt Izetta, Tianqing, Altivia, Abject Ludicrosity, David Davidson, Elgaland-Vargaland, BrightFutures, Bonjoura, Brettenia, Ausnakulia, Analomink, United Brazilians states, Ammurp Stecdoodastal, Walter Jackson, Walist, Yemet, Warsaw-Halicz, Western Vapia, The AP Republic, United States of Medford, The Discipled, Felacia, Valhalla123, Vexilia, The Sinclarian Provinces, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, United States of Americanas, Arquan, Arimbia, Vincone Cae, The Seven Shed Skins, Union of Austria-Hungary, Antiyard, Unsophisticate, Moisus, Wunderstrafanstalt, The Jerichowan Country, VNA, The Most Freedom Ever, The Panamanian Union, Venezuelia, The Holy Sun, The Serdey Islands, The Austro Germanic Union, The Windmilluminati, Wooleystan, The Bureaucratic Territories, Diodone, Blackphir, The Gamer Party, Willisonvilledaleton, Narwhal, Foraldn, The English Alliance, The Union of Workers Councils, The Albatraoz, Super Americana, WhyNotRepublic, Ara Antrizuls, Elestrum, The Holy Lands of Namiir, The West United States, Willifusland, The Soviet States of Europe, Aroa, Dorgus, Xzavia-Hjar, United Asgardian States, Virillum, Dadastan Archipelago, United Draconia, Viridiann, Loutsland, Felpolandia, New Trisone, Steraz, SORT, East Wushen, Subjugators, Egalico, Fantasque, Dillhole Land, Sockmanland, Wisconsota, Debussy, Seenvorland, Zupla, Utopicican, Lindsaystan, Bearical, Catopia2, Racoda, Great Javadwipa, United Non-Southern American Empire, Penrith, Rkainjel, Runeda, Pallaith, Avemterra, Cuyan, Scientific empire, Princely Irbis, The Derpercratic Empire of Derpiness, Tamgu, Zeternia, Concordare, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, PotatoFarmers, New Flos, Lanterkint, Styrica, Sunaiya, Chile Libertario, Grimandia, Duerrlewang, Lesbian Femdom, Victoriaans Nederlands, Orado, Some Random TNP Nation, Quebekistand, Sacrento, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, Elijaia, General COE, Far Rad Alauff, Frie Annium, The Stratosphere Islands, Votak Matim, Delmak, Miruma, Orven, Guslantis, Ponantine, The Notorious Mad Jack, Great Robertia, Impler, and Lower Briel Guanzapolia.

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