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Most Armed: 410th Fattest Citizens: 471st Highest Crime Rates: 489th
The Grand Duchy of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Pride and Insanity
Grand Duke Octavian XVII
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.053 billion

CapitalNew Oktavio
LeaderGrand Duke Octavian XVII


The Grand Duchy of Oktavio is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Grand Duke Octavian XVII with an iron fist, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.053 billion Oktavions are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Oktavio. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 2.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Oktavioan economy, worth 520 trillion francs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 253,450 francs, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,367,406 per year while the poor average 24,378, a ratio of 56.1 to 1.

Charity workers dole out hardtack from behind designer sunglasses, veterans in wheelchairs are left waist-deep in rice paddies to gather grain, owners of man-portable particle accelerator backpacks are advised not to cross the streams, and amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Oktavio's national animal is the fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Oktavio is ranked 165,118th in the world and 8,922nd in The North Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 32.2 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

Most Armed: 410thFattest Citizens: 471stHighest Crime Rates: 489thLargest Retail Industry: 534thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 645thMost Avoided: 769thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 777thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 842ndRudest Citizens: 866thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,014thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,089thMost Influential: 1,107thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,285thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,296thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,735thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,746thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,788thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,876thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,072ndHighest Average Incomes: 2,712thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,973rdLargest Mining Sector: 3,235thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,295thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,454thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,921stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,332ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,491stMost Cultured: 6,768thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,632ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,791stTop
Highest Drug Use: 8,613thMost Pro-Market: 10,535thMost Efficient Economies: 10,659thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,640thMost Devout: 13,027thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,959thLargest Governments: 16,199th
Most Armed: 17th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionMost Avoided: 25th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 31st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 39th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 45th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 46th in the regionRudest Citizens: 50th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 63rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 69th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 75th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 99th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 106th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 115th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 118th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 155th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 182nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 196th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 247th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 258th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 296th in the regionMost Cultured: 334th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 367th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 436th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 468th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 532nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 576th in the regionMost Devout: 613th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 618th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 749th in the regionLargest Governments: 768th in the regionLargest Black Market: 788th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 893rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, amusement park rides frequently collapse due to lack of maintenance.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, owners of man-portable particle accelerator backpacks are advised not to cross the streams.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, veterans in wheelchairs are left waist-deep in rice paddies to gather grain.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, charity workers dole out hardtack from behind designer sunglasses.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, homeowners on prime real estate have been seen dodging giant bulldozers with cartoon characters painted on them.
  • : Oktavio endorsed The Borderlands of North Altatude.
  • : Oktavio was endorsed by The Borderlands of North Altatude.
  • : Oktavio was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, murder rates are on the rise as the popularity of soylent products grows.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 180 » Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Corfad, Shibutani, Empy, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Sundred, Bayern-Straubing, Kwaj, Kylesburgh, United Draconia, Koda-Land, Frances Francis the First of France, Notyoutopia, Atain, Pallaith, Former English Colony, Shin-Hachioji, Shadowrik, Amauri, Holy Oranz, Zeternia, Buckerino, THX1138, Q w e r t y, Wineclaw, Guslantis, Sacrento, Selfgradatude, Ethnon, Sunto, Sanjurika, The United States of Romania, Kulgatha, Sil Dorsett, Maott, Universal State Formula, Malta Comino Gozo, Moubarakistan, Wodan, Suicidistan, Zokk, Arstungry, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, American MapleStory, Diodone, East Wushen, Amestris-Britannia, and 130 others.Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, New Trisone, Pleroma Sans Romans, New Chilokver, Wilkshire, Yubadai, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, New Pruessen, Yukti, The Most Freedom Ever, Racoda, Great Bights Mum, Snoodum, Valhalla123, New Bremerton, SillyString, Niradans, Spartoptia, SORT, General COE, Vincone Cae, Newpromisedland, Votak Matim, Lunallian, Sinelona, New Lakemba, Californian Redwood, North Bratislava, Ka Ching, Uganda Knuckles UK, Kasazzastan, Sakaryata, Omnistria, Dyrenell, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Zumlandia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, The Windmilluminati, Bearical, Australiland, Unsophisticate, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Dreadton, Pans Desta, Outer Egorniand, Ostrinios, Ninjak30, Federation Terra Australis, The Pantheons, The South Falls, Partax, National Goats, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, INTEGRAL, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Joodey, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Justanistan, Ieprus, Renzic, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Union of Austria-Hungary, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Acrabinnia, Jasminlandia, Guer Aike, Ara Antrizuls, Kirostan, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Norostilors, Peldorn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Marijuana Haven, Sea Ghost, Orven, Trillius, Lost Staria, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, VarDrade, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, The Discipled, Liberum Mundi, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Thiammyalllaland, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Haor Chall, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Vikingiarchy, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Yummy Blubber, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Conservadoria, Test for a new hope, Retarya, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, The Black Cathedral, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, and North Altatude.

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