Largest Publishing Industry: 1,098thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,119thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,216th
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Blühe, vaterland!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population16.509 billion

LeaderBarbara Schraeder


The Kingdom of Asterdel is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Barbara Schraeder with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 16.509 billion Asterians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eidelvig. The average income tax rate is 98.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Asterian economy, worth a remarkable 3,592 trillion Marks a year, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Information Technology, and Basket Weaving. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 217,580 Marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Barbara Schraeder is famed for giving great back rubs, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field, elementary school students are required to master Bach's Chaconne in D before graduation, and the horniness of the great-horned Bear is considered a national priority. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Asterdel's national animal is the Bear, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Asterdel is ranked 29,775th in the world and 905th in Lazarus for Most Income Equality, scoring 71.75 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Publishing Industry: 1,098thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,119thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,216thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,239thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,243rdSafest: 1,438thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,461stBest Weather: 1,473rdMost Pacifist: 1,487thMost Cultured: 1,488thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,490thMost Developed: 1,523rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,648thHighest Food Quality: 1,740thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,831stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,862ndMost Advanced Public Education: 2,014thSmartest Citizens: 2,225thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,229thLargest Governments: 2,229thHealthiest Citizens: 2,240thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,355thNicest Citizens: 2,388thLowest Crime Rates: 2,490thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,641stTop
Most Inclusive: 2,860thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,926thHighest Economic Output: 4,366thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,546thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,097thMost Influential: 5,313thHighest Average Incomes: 5,859thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,813thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,104thTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 14,240thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,806thLargest Populations: 17,202ndMost Secular: 19,077thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,092nd
Largest Publishing Industry: 39th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 43rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 44th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 48th in the regionBest Weather: 49th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 51st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 51st in the regionMost Pacifist: 53rd in the regionMost Developed: 55th in the regionMost Cultured: 59th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 63rd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 65th in the regionSafest: 66th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 76th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 77th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 85th in the regionLargest Governments: 85th in the regionNicest Citizens: 87th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 90th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 93rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 98th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 99th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 100th in the regionMost Inclusive: 105th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 111th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 112th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Influential: 117th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 173rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 194th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 241st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 263rd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 438th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 483rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 488th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 519th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 550th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Asterdel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Asterdel's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Asterdel's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Asterdel's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Asterdel's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Asterdel was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Asterdel ceased to exist in New Western Empire.
  • : Asterdel was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Asterdel's influence in New Western Empire rose from "Handshaker" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Asterdel was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".