by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 439thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,557thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,823rd
The Low-Key Den Mother of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
We forever obey Binary, our sovereign rulers
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population16.088 billion

CapitalCircuit City
LeaderThe Warden


The Low-Key Den Mother of Octal is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Warden with an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, hatred of cheese, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 16.088 billion Octans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Circuit City. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Oct economy, worth a remarkable 1,174 trillion Bits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Average income is 73,012 Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of The Warden's most personal functions, mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, and tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of historical leaders at Mount Rushless. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Octal's national animal is the Silicite, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Binarism.

Octal is ranked 129,423rd in the world and 201st in Capitalist Paradise for Fattest Citizens, with 9.82 Obesity Rate.

Most Influential: 439thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,557thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,823rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,778thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,785thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,175thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,706thBest Weather: 7,033rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,306thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,262ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,693rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,579thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 13,023rdLargest Populations: 14,477thLargest Governments: 15,543rdHighest Economic Output: 15,632ndMost Stationary: 16,743rdSafest: 17,316thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,428thLowest Crime Rates: 20,185thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,892ndMost Cultured: 21,193rdLargest Welfare Programs: 21,978th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionBest Weather: 15th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 15th in the regionTop
Most Average: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26th in the regionSafest: 29th in the region

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