“Ex iam ut terminus sto res publica”
|Category: Compulsory Consumerist State|
Regional Influence: Minnow
The Federal Republic of Octinstine is a colossal, economically powerful nation, ruled by The Great killer Penguin in the sky with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 5.657 billion are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt government stops and the rest of society begins, but it is mainly concerned with Defence, although Law & Order and Education are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Asklan City. The average income tax rate is 78%. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Gambling industries.
The nation's massive battleships are often mistaken for islands, citizens are bombarded with advertising from their compulsory minature radios, cars speed down national highways while drivers sleep at the wheel, and religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Octinstine's national animal is the Panther , which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, its national religion is Penguin worship, and its currency is the quango.
Most Recent Government Activity: 7 hours ago
- 22 hours ago: Octinstine was endorsed by The High Kingdom of Warre.
- 6 days ago: Octinstine was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Sauv.
- 25 days ago: Octinstine fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.
- 33 days ago: Octinstine was endorsed by The Free Republic of Jerusalemian.
- 33 days ago: Octinstine was reclassified from "Capitalist Paradise" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
- 37 days ago: Octinstine fell out of the world Top 10% for Shortest Average Lifespan.
- 37 days ago: Octinstine fell out of the regional Top 10% for Shortest Average Lifespan.
- 41 days ago: Octinstine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
- 46 days ago: Octinstine was endorsed by The Federation of Keris.
- 47 days ago: Octinstine was endorsed by The All-Seeing Eye of New France of Silvius Bonaparte.
Endorsements Received: 31 (Jenesia, Alsted, Eurosceptic Citizens, Short shorts, Nou Occitania, Lexembourg, Alsacia Lorraine, Stromia, Gortagass, An Clar, Saconian, Screrefennae, Beauvoir, Grasaland, Rouleaux, Franco-Philia, Chavaria, The Kingdom of Germania, Kingdom Of Brendkurk, Echo von Cotta, Nova Res Publica Romanorum, Blue Pig, United Countries, Calacstein, The House of Rothschild, Lapidotia, Danworld, New France of Silvius Bonaparte, Keris, Sauv, Warre)