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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,022ndMost Cultured: 1,648thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,353rd
The Grand Duchy of
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Astograth

Population25.118 billion

CapitalRumiatzi
LeaderGrand Duke Gaxan
FaithAstograthian folk religion

CurrencyDiru
AnimalLehoi

The Grand Duchy of Astograth is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Grand Duke Gaxan with an iron fist, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, national health service, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 25.118 billion Astograthians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rumiatzi. The average income tax rate is 97.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Astograthian economy, worth a remarkable 4,006 trillion Dirus a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 159,506 Dirus, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The study of medicine is popular throughout Astograth, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines, manufacturers of biodegradable plastics have to wait for months to show evidence of organic decomposition, and kids building model rockets in their backyard are grounded by Space Agency Rangers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Astograth's national animal is the Lehoi, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Astograthian folk religion.

Astograth is ranked 266,149th in the world and 90th in Rushmore for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -24.29 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Subsidized Industry: 1,022ndMost Cultured: 1,648thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,353rdTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,875thMost Pacifist: 3,160thHighest Food Quality: 3,346thLargest Black Market: 3,433rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,570thHighest Economic Output: 3,786thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,905thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,009thHealthiest Citizens: 4,320thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,360thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,545thMost Developed: 4,938thNicest Citizens: 4,969thLargest Populations: 5,403rdMost Influential: 5,442ndLargest Governments: 5,453rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,722ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,132ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,162ndMost Efficient Economies: 6,268thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,668thMost Inclusive: 7,478thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,082ndSmartest Citizens: 8,101stMost Corrupt Governments: 8,493rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,889thLowest Crime Rates: 8,987thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,258thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,868thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,430thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 10,989thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,934thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 13,446thMost Stationary: 15,592ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,057thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,283rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 26,828th
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Most Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Pacifist: 7th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionNicest Citizens: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Astograth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Astograth lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
  • : Astograth updated the World Factbook entry in Rushmore.
  • : Astograth lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
  • : Astograth lodged a message on the Rushmore Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, kids building model rockets in their backyard are grounded by Space Agency Rangers.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, manufacturers of biodegradable plastics have to wait for months to show evidence of organic decomposition.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, the airship business has been driven out of the country by strict regulations and high fines.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, the study of medicine is popular throughout Astograth.
  • : Following new legislation in Astograth, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Astograthian Embarrassments.

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