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The Holy Red of Astrind

“BE GAY DO CRIME” Svenko

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Astrind

Population3.801 billion

CapitalTeneria
LeaderSvenko

Currencylira
Animalpenguin

The Holy Red of Astrind is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Svenko with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.801 billion Astrindians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, liberal government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Teneria. The average income tax rate is 92.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astrindian economy, worth 411 trillion lire 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 108,151 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

School plays were recently banned due to concerns of child endangerment, getting an autograph has become harder than ever, captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, and belligerent citizens shoot at passing clouds for 'violating their airspace'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Astrind's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Astrind is ranked 5,055th in the world and 285th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 95.13 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 578thMost Influential: 944thTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,446thBest Weather: 3,771stMost Advanced Public Education: 3,966thMost Inclusive: 4,086thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,275thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,413thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,514thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,982ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,055thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,112thNicest Citizens: 5,117thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,171stMost Valuable International Artwork: 5,687thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,753rdHealthiest Citizens: 5,915thMost Developed: 6,107thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,131stMost Pacifist: 6,876thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,999thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,158thMost Secular: 7,207thSmartest Citizens: 8,521stTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,305thLargest Governments: 12,335thLowest Crime Rates: 12,351stHighest Poor Incomes: 13,142ndMost Cultured: 14,375thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,675thMost Income Equality: 19,001stMost Efficient Economies: 21,430th
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Largest Welfare Programs: 174th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 199th in the regionBest Weather: 223rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 235th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 247th in the regionMost Inclusive: 270th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 271st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 285th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 288th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 293rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 303rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 345th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 349th in the regionMost Influential: 357th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 368th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 370th in the regionMost Developed: 370th in the regionMost Secular: 390th in the regionMost Pacifist: 397th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 405th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 406th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 481st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 512th in the regionLargest Governments: 614th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 641st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 680th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 683rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 722nd in the regionMost Cultured: 731st in the regionMost Stationary: 850th in the regionMost Income Equality: 910th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 919th in the region

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