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Most Patriotic: 1,475thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,531stMost Devout: 1,689th
The Dictatorship of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Tyranny And Lettuce
Banana
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Octosa

Population1.728 billion

CapitalSandwiches
LeaderBanana
FaithKumquatism

CurrencySoup
Animalpickle

The Dictatorship of Octosa is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Banana with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, pith helmet sales, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.728 billion Octosans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sandwiches. The average income tax rate is 96.9%.

The all-consuming Octosan economy, worth 232 trillion Soups a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 134,657 Soups, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned, Octosan tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security, and the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Octosa's national animal is the pickle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Kumquatism.

Octosa is ranked 188,731st in the world and 292nd in The Free Nations Region for Most Primitive, scoring -115.02 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Patriotic: 1,475thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,531stMost Devout: 1,689thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 2,460thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,682ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,305thMost Authoritarian: 3,531stMost Corrupt Governments: 4,595thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,953rdLargest Governments: 5,202ndBest Weather: 5,370thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,970thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,441stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,556thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,680thHealthiest Citizens: 6,686thMost Conservative: 6,756thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,089thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,476thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,397thMost Income Equality: 9,136thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,451stMost Beautiful Environments: 10,259thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,253rdTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 11,861stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,182ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,428thMost Extreme: 16,433rdMost Developed: 17,801stHighest Average Incomes: 18,479thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,510th
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Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionMost Income Equality: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 13th in the regionLargest Governments: 15th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 17th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 33rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 37th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 40th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Octosa, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Octosa was endorsed by The Kingdom of Thaelle.
  • : Following new legislation in Octosa, frequent fliers are obliged to submit to invasive security procedures by government security.
  • : Following new legislation in Octosa, Octosan tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode.
  • : Following new legislation in Octosa, the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned.
  • : Octosa voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Safety Regulations for Trade Route Canals".
  • : Following new legislation in Octosa, citizens often ask "what has information technology ever done for us?".
  • : Following new legislation in Octosa, visitors to Octosa are microchipped and must be escorted by an Octosan soldier - even to the bathroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Octosa, stews often contain used tissues and pocket fluff.
  • : Following new legislation in Octosa, healthcare workers are flummoxed over the spike in foreign tourists with sudden-onset heart disease.

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