New Aerstris is a semi-isolated dictatorship of great welfare.
The old regime, Aerstris, was a poor dystopian monarchy with great gaps between the rich and poor. The kingdom was invaded during the Thaumaturgy war after a political doublecross. About a year later it was retaken in a rebellion lead by Vox Zathiel who reclaimed the land as New Aerstris.
Under President Zathiel the nation expanded by taking over several neighboring countries and is today more powerful than its former nation had ever been.