by Max Barry

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 718th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 960th Most Primitive: 1,187th
The Commonwealth of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Don't bother us; Live in peace
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.788 billion



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.

Oskoldia is ranked 140,596th in the world and 5,397th in The East Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 8.05 Obesity Rate.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 718thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 960thMost Primitive: 1,187thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,274thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,513thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,631stTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,864thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,882ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,157thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,198thLargest Black Market: 3,308thMost Influential: 3,594thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,794thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,287thNudest: 4,677thLargest Mining Sector: 5,597thLowest Crime Rates: 5,982ndHighest Poor Incomes: 6,123rdTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 8,956thMost Authoritarian: 9,071stMost Avoided: 9,141stHighest Average Incomes: 9,698thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,672ndLargest Governments: 12,744thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,418thMost Devout: 15,893rd
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionMost Primitive: 33rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 34th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 38th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 41st in the regionLargest Black Market: 52nd in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 65th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 71st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 90th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 112th in the regionNudest: 125th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 139th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 162nd in the regionMost Avoided: 172nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 193rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 207th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 214th in the regionMost Influential: 258th in the regionLargest Governments: 299th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 321st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 338th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 400th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 432nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 484th in the regionMost Devout: 514th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 558th in the region

National Happenings

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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