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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 201stBest Weather: 764thMost Beautiful Environments: 952nd
The Cephalopodic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Octopuses' lives are more important than humans' lives
Kraken
Influence
Apprentice
Cartographer
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Octopus Islands

Population6.79 billion

CapitalOctopolis
LeaderKraken

Currencytentacle
Animalmimic octopus

The Cephalopodic Republic of Octopus Islands is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Kraken with an even hand, and remarkable for its complete lack of prisons, ban on automobiles, and feral children. The compassionate, devout population of 6.79 billion Cephalopods 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, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Octopolis. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Cephalopodic economy, worth 832 trillion tentacles a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 122,559 tentacles, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

The government has legalised small-scale capitalism, rumor has it that Kraken has won three lotteries in a row, owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation, and more than one company makes the board game Monopoly. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Octopus Islands's national animal is the mimic octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Octopus Islands is ranked 4,249th in the world and 28th in Forest for Rudest Citizens, with 154.25 Insults Per Minute.

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Most Influential: 2,252ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,347thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,537thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,583rdMost Pacifist: 3,246thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,815thSafest: 3,987thRudest Citizens: 4,249thLargest Governments: 4,367thMost Cultured: 5,885thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,892ndHealthiest Citizens: 5,975thMost Developed: 6,236thMost Inclusive: 6,482ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,277thMost Efficient Economies: 10,132ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,147thNicest Citizens: 10,342ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,106thSmartest Citizens: 11,887thHighest Poor Incomes: 15,947thMost Devout: 19,388thHighest Economic Output: 20,589thHighest Average Incomes: 21,598thHighest Drug Use: 21,841st
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 23rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 28th in the regionBest Weather: 31st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 36th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 37th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 42nd in the regionMost Influential: 42nd in the region

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