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The State of Austrovik-Germania

“Arbeit, Rijk, Volk | Work, Realm, People”

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Location: The Western Isles



Population5.681 billion

LeaderFirst Minister Frederick von Hersmann


The State of Austrovik-Germania is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by First Minister Frederick von Hersmann with an iron fist, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, prohibition of alcohol, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.681 billion Austroviks are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hortendorf. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Austrovik economy, worth 672 trillion Rijksmarkes 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, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. 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 an impressive 118,329 Rijksmarkes, with the richest citizens earning 6.7 times as much as the poorest.

The question of 'what is First Minister Frederick von Hersmann's favorite color?' has been given a priority rating of burnt-orange, motivational posters send motorists positive vibes in high-risk areas, the government violently suppresses separatist movements, and student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Austrovik-Germania's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Austrovik-Germania is ranked 46,350th in the world and 79th in The Western Isles for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,727.96 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 9,470thMost Authoritarian: 11,667thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,748thLargest Black Market: 12,520thMost Influential: 12,694thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,816thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,522ndLargest Publishing Industry: 14,648thMost Developed: 14,937th
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 10th in the regionMost Conservative: 15th in the region

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