by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,876thMost Authoritarian: 6,887thMost Conservative: 7,005th
The Empire of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil rights are cringe
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population365 million


AnimalWahlberg's Eagle

The Empire of Ostela-Aswines is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its closed borders, parental licensing program, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 365 million Ostela-Aswinians 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, with Law & Order, Administration, and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostela. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 64.4%.

The strong Ostela-Aswinian economy, worth 28.5 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 78,194 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 255,595 per year while the poor average 17,981, a ratio of 14.2 to 1.

All children's clothes come in only cream and off-white to prevent offense, good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to Leader, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, and families returning from international vacations are unable to get their children back into the country. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostela-Aswines's national animal is the Wahlberg's Eagle, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Ostela-Aswines is ranked 251,666th in the world and 9,571st in the South Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring -57.43 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,876thMost Authoritarian: 6,887thMost Conservative: 7,005thMost Influential: 7,399thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,950thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,375thMost Ignorant Citizens: 10,091stMost Patriotic: 11,946thTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,597thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 16,990thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,655thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,733rd
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 186th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 224th in the regionMost Patriotic: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 287th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 302nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 342nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 351st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 356th in the regionMost Conservative: 369th in the regionLargest Black Market: 408th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 465th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 587th in the regionMost Extreme: 645th in the regionMost Influential: 690th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 865th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 918th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 955th in the region

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