The Holy Imperium of Ostermarch is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Maximilian with an iron fist, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, compulsory military service, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 11.06 billion Imperials are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized 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 93.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth a remarkable 4,841 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 437,750 crowns, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Confused-looking pigeons slide gently off frictionless window ledges, stealing from a clothesline is a serious offence, red rinses are frequently applied to grey hair, and the stratosphere is full of "silent but deadly" attacks from Maximilian's rear echelons. 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 endorsed The Democratic Republic of IFK MARIESTAD.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Commonwealth of Corsoaua.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of IFK MARIESTAD.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Corsoaua.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Soveinian City-state of Soveiniesberg.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Soveinian City-state of Soveiniesberg.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Republic of Agausia.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Republic of Agausia.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Atlantic Republic of The Asten Islands.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Constitutional Monarchy of Yazakhvanian Empire.
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