by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 532ndMost Influential: 818thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,371st
The Holy Red of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Gay Marriage State
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Population2.893 billion



The Holy Red of Astrind is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Svenko with an even hand, and remarkable for its soft-spoken computers, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.893 billion Astrindians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The enormous, liberal, socially-minded 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 91.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Astrindian economy, worth 311 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 107,564 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky, NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests, beaches are empty as the shark population multiplies exponentially, and printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins. 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 5,832nd in the world and 216th in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 2,500.57 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 532ndMost Influential: 818thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 3,371stBest Weather: 3,849thMost Inclusive: 3,915thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,034thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,075thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,366thLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,909thNicest Citizens: 4,926thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,106thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,231stMost Beautiful Environments: 5,340thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,787thHealthiest Citizens: 5,802ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,810thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,832ndMost Developed: 6,148thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,285thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,572ndMost Pacifist: 6,897thMost Secular: 7,007thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,326thSmartest Citizens: 8,572ndTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11,337thLowest Crime Rates: 12,132ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,140thLargest Governments: 12,407thMost Cultured: 13,544thMost Income Equality: 14,247thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,818th
Largest Welfare Programs: 156th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 195th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 216th in the regionBest Weather: 226th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 246th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 249th in the regionMost Inclusive: 257th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 261st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 265th in the regionMost Influential: 289th in the regionNicest Citizens: 300th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 308th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 310th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 332nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 343rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 345th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 362nd in the regionMost Secular: 370th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 380th in the regionMost Developed: 381st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 384th in the regionMost Pacifist: 405th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 418th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 487th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 602nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 617th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 619th in the regionNudest: 664th in the regionMost Cultured: 678th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 679th in the regionMost Income Equality: 698th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 794th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 831st in the regionMost Stationary: 995th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, beaches are empty as the shark population multiplies exponentially.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, power stations shutting down at night has made bedtime reading tricky.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, anti-government web sites are springing up.
  • : Astrind was endorsed by The Free Land of The Clever Crow.
  • : Astrind was endorsed by The Empire of Sisang.
  • : Astrind was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, supervisors in Astrind commonly tie bells on their necks to alert employees of their presence.
  • : Following new legislation in Astrind, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 254 » Territorio di Nessuno, El Fiji Grande, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Omnistria, Ethnon, Great Bights Mum, Yaorozu, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Napnomadia, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Shibutani, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Maott, Sunto, Kwaj, Malta Comino Gozo, Wilkshire, Trillius, Joodey, Dar es Saalam, Sundred, North Bratislava, Corfad, Dreadton, Acrabinnia, PlanetPunk, Shadowrik, Frances Francis the First of France, Steampunk Ariel, Haor Chall, Wineclaw, 1 very fast endotarter, Selfgradatude, Xentherida, Pasargad, Sil Dorsett, Glurponia, Holy Oranz, Azzarel, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Prydania, Zokk, Zumlandia, Alice Gardens, The Iron Lions, Choistan, Solidair, Revolutionary Sealand, and 204 others.Fendlium, Aetulia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Gilakistan, Fizban, Siwale, Free Culture, Yukti, Cors Evia, Dicko, Daiz, Esplandia, Chukstik Illahi, Central Ryal, Fascist Democracy, Centromuria, Empy, Detrivania, Dopeland420, Cloydicia, David Davidson, BrightFutures, Walter Jackson, Yemet, Western Vapia, The AP Republic, United States of Medford, The Discipled, Valhalla123, Vexilia, The Sinclarian Provinces, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, United States of Americanas, Arimbia, Vincone Cae, Antiyard, Unsophisticate, The Most Freedom Ever, The Austro Germanic Union, The Windmilluminati, Wooleystan, The Bureaucratic Territories, Diodone, Blackphir, The Gamer Party, The English Alliance, The Albatraoz, United Asgardian States, Virillum, United Draconia, Viridiann, Loutsland, Felpolandia, New Trisone, SORT, East Wushen, Wisconsota, Seenvorland, Bearical, Runeda, Pallaith, Avemterra, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, PotatoFarmers, Orado, McMasterdonia, Faircliff, The Stratosphere Islands, Votak Matim, Nakayo, Gnomewatchers, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Clan Spaniel, Xagill, Kranostav, United Kahndaq, Zecit, Pazair, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Astronomical, Ravendi, Interdimensional Zone, Potatolandium, Merconitonitopia, Misthas, Valentine Z, Advancia-Sizzletown, Praeceps, Volstokn, Loli County, Hamerica, Kelvaros Prime, Noahs Second Country, Wit Noreis, The New Communist Republic Of States, Newpromisedland, The Endless Eventide, The Lancerian Empire, Prevaland, Crader, Yokciq Empire, Avastate, Nistriabar, New Lakemba, Varola, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Unshleepd, Nova Arcania, Nisastria, Kobagia, Guer Aike, Schnuftelland, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Arlens Apartment, Westinor, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sikol, Frostcell, Saperisole, Zzozona, Nordic-British Union, Libertania Democratica, I Like Killing people, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Cowbridge, Seanat, Pizza Squared, Artemis Selene, Innocentic, Brucklania, Arichia, Eywaan, Highton Islands, New Jamgra, Animu Place, Xyrron, Madjack, Eastern Cous Empria, Kragsgale, The Federal Republic of Scouseland, Xipher, Principia Mathematica, Pokemanland, Simone Republic, Buckhem, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Erubetia, Andexia, Frahnkzaden, Ihsan, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Heilhum Imperius, U S Eh, Draconian Progression, Tyirza, Aerilia, Cretox State, Morover, Nouvelle-Floride, Outer Shenendoah, Yalkan, The Kingdom Of Wagies, Chips and Guac, Magna Banitia, Navsland, Lulubellia, Rozarus, Hardscrabble, Ofira, Lordelles, Abonland, A Die, Sopernia, Republica Guilleana, Boston Castle, Jerzykowo, R libanon, Aoncarpa, New Ecronentia, Pytong, Religioncord, Batatoland Empire, Ozstan, Kazoo Basin, Bankowiata, Arloria, VictorH, The Unified Missourtama States, Dai Nippon Yamato, Sisang, and The Clever Crow.

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