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Most Efficient Economies: 760th Largest Black Market: 1,819th Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,273rd
The Noble Republic of
New York Times Democracy
King Pavo IX
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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The Noble Republic of Octinstine is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by King Pavo IX with a fair hand, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, otherworldly petting zoo, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 13.001 billion Octinstineans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Asklan City. The average income tax rate is 82.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Octinstinean economy, worth a remarkable 2,299 trillion Gold Dragons a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 176,844 Gold Dragons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, and conversion therapy coupons are a popular present for coming of age ceremonies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Octinstine's national animal is the Dragon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Penguin worship.

Octinstine is ranked 45,804th in the world and 225th in The Western Isles for Longest Average Lifespans, with 64.9 Years.

Most Efficient Economies: 760thTop
Largest Black Market: 1,819thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,273rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,781stMost Influential: 2,788thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,001stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,279thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,442ndHighest Economic Output: 3,500thRudest Citizens: 3,697thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,138thLargest Mining Sector: 4,158thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,271stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,306thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,615thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,626thHighest Average Incomes: 6,779thLowest Crime Rates: 6,900thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,941stLargest Populations: 8,289thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,401stLargest Governments: 8,421stLargest Publishing Industry: 8,827thTop
Smartest Citizens: 9,521stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,960thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,428thLargest Retail Industry: 11,432ndMost Developed: 12,011thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,068thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,362nd
Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 16th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 25th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 26th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionMost Influential: 30th in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionLargest Governments: 32nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 37th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 39th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 39th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 39th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 45th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 51st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Octinstine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Octinstine, conversion therapy coupons are a popular present for coming of age ceremonies.
  • : Following new legislation in Octinstine, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in Octinstine, sharks are enjoying their deliveries of canned food.
  • : Following new legislation in Octinstine, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Octinstine, distrust of taps has many people bathing only with bottled mineral water.
  • : Octinstine was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of Owlie.
  • : Following new legislation in Octinstine, genocide is seen as a topic best avoided in history lessons.
  • : Following new legislation in Octinstine, a firework a day does not in fact keep the doctor away.
  • : Following new legislation in Octinstine, carrots are orange, apples are red and food waste is increasing.


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