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The Commonwealth of Commonwealth Of Astoria

“Everyone Can Be Your Friend But only one can love you!” Rachel Dawn Amber

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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Commonwealth Of Astoria

Population7.828 billion

CapitalCommonwealth Of Astoria City
LeaderRachel Dawn Amber
FaithCult Of Amber

CurrencyAstorian Dollar
AnimalBlue Butterfly

The Commonwealth of Commonwealth Of Astoria is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Rachel Dawn Amber with an iron fist, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, free-roaming dinosaurs, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.828 billion Commonwealth Of Astorians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Education, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Commonwealth Of Astoria City. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Commonwealth Of Astorian economy, worth a remarkable 2,498 trillion Astorian Dollars 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Retail, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 amazing 319,128 Astorian Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

Foreign converts are illuminated by both missionaries and helicopter searchlights, nuclear reactors are held together with party string and Hubba Bubba, a large concrete wall is being built around the country's borders, and the sun rises an hour later on border communities. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Commonwealth Of Astoria's national animal is the Blue Butterfly, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Cult Of Amber.

Commonwealth Of Astoria is ranked 4,406th in the world and 72nd in the South Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 2,498 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 311thLargest Black Market: 516thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 541stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 589thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 740thLargest Mining Sector: 844thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,035thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,143rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,156thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,260thHighest Average Incomes: 1,296thTop
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Most Influential: 1,606thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,806thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,019thMost Avoided: 2,360thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,381stLargest Governments: 2,405thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,474thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,866thLargest Retail Industry: 2,993rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,155thLowest Crime Rates: 3,182ndMost Cultured: 3,393rdMost Devout: 4,034thHighest Economic Output: 4,406thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,570thFattest Citizens: 4,653rdMost Efficient Economies: 5,333rdHighest Poor Incomes: 5,477thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5,794thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,873rdLargest Insurance Industry: 6,112thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,871stTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 8,455thMost Authoritarian: 12,312th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 27th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 29th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 35th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 44th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 45th in the regionMost Avoided: 52nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Governments: 60th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 72nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 77th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 87th in the regionMost Cultured: 93rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 93rd in the regionMost Devout: 93rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 97th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 102nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 114th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 136th in the regionMost Influential: 140th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 149th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 169th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 170th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 174th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 190th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 244th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 301st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 456th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 500th in the regionRudest Citizens: 510th in the region

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