The Holy Imperium of Ostermarch is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Maximilian with an iron fist, and renowned for its deadly medical pandemics, ritual sacrifices, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 9.108 billion Imperials are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of El Escorial. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth a remarkable 3,911 trillion crowns a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 429,503 crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Rural Imperials stare in awe at the bright lights of the big cities, recent events have left citizens both shaken and stirred, corporations have to consult a fifty-page "sanctions spreadsheet" to determine which countries they are allowed to do business with, and military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostermarch's national animal is the demigryph, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Imperial Cult.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Queendom of Cyladia.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The State of Great Winminster.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The State of Great Winminster.
- : Following new legislation in Ostermarch, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description.
- : Following new legislation in Ostermarch, corporations have to consult a fifty-page "sanctions spreadsheet" to determine which countries they are allowed to do business with.
- : Following new legislation in Ostermarch, recent events have left citizens both shaken and stirred.
- : Following new legislation in Ostermarch, rural Imperials stare in awe at the bright lights of the big cities.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Kingdom of Dragonspiral.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Kingdom of Dragonspiral.
- : Following new legislation in Ostermarch, Ostermarchians have become death, the destroyer of worlds.
Endorsements Received: 145 » Imperium Anglorum, Sinclairtown, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Wombelland, Northern German Federation, The New Nordic Union, Lexembourg, Dark Matter, Yahlia, Ahma, Feria-Alkaline, An Clar, Slavorussia, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Slavonia and Srijem, Thracia Republic, Lovisa, Irminsulia, Saint Domingo, North of Americas, Cre Alworkez, Pilipinas and Malaya, Alsted, St Scarlett, Regnum Italiae, Nardin, Maritzal, Purgatio, Baycanistan, Lieges, The Mongol Plain, Bohomo, Quentenia, Alympian Kingdom, South St Maarten, Outer Sparta, Wessex and Cornwall, Leszno, GanymedEuropa, Thracia and Crimea, Soviet Krussia, Cytadela, Nuweland, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Boldia, Kenmoria WA Mission, Parliamentary Laramidia, and 95 others.Brakanistan, British Norklon, Soviet Taoistan, Mallesia, Betasia, Neuchateau, Walfo, Dalmannia, Lord Sapre, Chronus, The Champions League, Prussian-Union, Invernessia, Ausvelt, Someseni, Destyntine, Savinecross, Canovium, Romana Imperium de Italia, Greater Albaina, Grodisze, New Vorarlberg, The Seven Provinces, Abject Ludicrosity, Godefargen, The Scandinavian Realm, The Kingdom of Denmark, Heinsbergen, Jahass, Montagne Riche, Moravian-Silesian Kingdom, Free Workers Macedon, Evergreen Keys, Sienkahn, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Seims, Enway, Meropis, Rivierenland, Gor Kebab, Armbruster, Azitupia, Crestphalia, The New Mexican Confederation, Owlograd, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Apabeossie, Ashckar, New Hevania, Estellan, Epistimi Evimeria, Trixeland, Kanokla, Chioganah, Kyrica, Corsovica, Valtrona, Eski, Zarulia, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Greater Icelandia, Othenhiem, Elania Kingdom, Nova Babilonia, Greater Dragunovia, Versylle, Nidowe, Christian Terra, Nuevo Europa, Nova Prussia, Zulrich, Stromia, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Noristoniaka, Rary, Integria, Powiat Miechowski, New Eestiball, Cantabriae, Kurdislavic Algharbistan, Khuravia, Nou Hel, Berlin and Hanover, Wessex and The Channel Islands, Athori, Robbonia, Estonesia, Greater Bahland, New American-Canadian Amazon, Balante, Hallorland, Dragonspiral, Great Winminster, and Cyladia.