The Commonwealth of Oskoldia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by BelSon with an iron fist, and notable for its lack of airports, complete lack of prisons, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.788 billion Oskolds 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while Welfare isn't funded at all. The average income tax rate is 78.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Oskoldian economy, worth 298 trillion Osks a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 167,061 Osks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Sick days are on the rise, it's illegal to exterminate cockroaches, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens, and the nation's historic treasures have been sold off to Maxtopia's "Museum of Oskoldian Artifacts That They're Too Stupid to Appreciate". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oskoldia's national animal is the panther, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, the nation's historic treasures have been sold off to Maxtopia's "Museum of Oskoldian Artifacts That They're Too Stupid to Appreciate".
- : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, it's illegal to exterminate cockroaches.
- : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, sick days are on the rise.
- : Oskoldia endorsed The Nakedness of Sheelberite.
- : Oskoldia was endorsed by The Nakedness of Sheelberite.
- : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, one lone government employee can be seen hunting for the elusive stray white dog.
- : Oskoldia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Devout.
- : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, ritual mummification is making a comeback.
- : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, school children are forced to sing the national anthem every morning.
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