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Most Stationary: 66thLargest Populations: 182ndMost Influential: 5,848th
The Scorched Earth of
Psychotic Dictatorship
I will violate you.
Influence
Negotiator
Governor
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Fragile
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Ommastrephes

Population45.862 billion

Currencyprobe
Animalwerm

The Scorched Earth of Ommastrephes is a gargantuan, orderly nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and stringent health and safety legislation. The cynical population of 45.862 billion Ommastrephesians 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, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Public Transport, Education, and Welfare. The average income tax rate is 69.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but sluggish Ommastrephesian economy, worth 830 trillion probes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, highly specialized black market in Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Basket Weaving, Cheese Exports, and Book Publishing. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 18,098 probes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, political activists are routinely executed, citizens can be frequently spotted going about their business stark naked, and military spending recently hit a new high. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ommastrephes's national animal is the werm, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ommastrephes is ranked 236,061st in the world and 16th in 100 Nations of Conquest for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 18.73 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

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Most Stationary: 66thLargest Populations: 182ndTop
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Most Influential: 5,848thMost Authoritarian: 7,679thTop
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Most Income Equality: 21,757thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 23,578thMost Ignorant Citizens: 27,572nd
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Most Influential: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 2nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Stationary, the Top 5% for Most Authoritarian and Most Influential, and the Top 10% for Most Income Equality and Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments, Most Ignorant Citizens, and Largest Populations.
  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Primitive and Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Gambling Industry and Largest Insurance Industry.
  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Ignorant Citizens.
  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Ommastrephes was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cultured.

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