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Most Influential: 234th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,690th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,783rd
The Slavic dictatorship of
Authoritarian Democracy
Carthago delenda est !
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population5.567 billion

LeaderOstyhan Ier


The Slavic dictatorship of Ostrinios is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Ostyhan Ier with an even hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 5.567 billion Ostriniosians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Education, with Industry, Healthcare, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Administration and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostrinopolis. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ostriniosian economy, worth a remarkable 1,107 trillion Aurums a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 198,974 Aurums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Metal detectors have been banned after a bottle cap caused a riot at the beach, the nation has always been at war with Moltovea, the government is interviewing for thousands of 'Religious Censor' positions, and police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostrinios's national animal is the Cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Ostriniosism.

Ostrinios is ranked 78,990th in the world and 1,579th in the Rejected Realms for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 1,306.11 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Influential: 234thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,690thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,783rdTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,840thLowest Crime Rates: 2,169thLargest Black Market: 2,218thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,461stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,559thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,597thMost Devout: 2,660thMost Developed: 2,808thHealthiest Citizens: 2,849thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,026thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,146thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,159thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,308thBest Weather: 3,799thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,838thSmartest Citizens: 3,987thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,406thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4,429thMost Cultured: 4,524thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,276thHighest Average Incomes: 5,276thMost Efficient Economies: 5,624thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,626thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,859thLargest Governments: 7,113thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,972ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,276thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,550thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,789thTop
Highest Economic Output: 10,269thRudest Citizens: 16,478th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 43rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 44th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 48th in the regionMost Devout: 51st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 52nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 55th in the regionMost Developed: 56th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 59th in the regionLargest Black Market: 61st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 63rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 64th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 66th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 68th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 74th in the regionBest Weather: 79th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 80th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 84th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 88th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 92nd in the regionMost Cultured: 93rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 114th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 116th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 123rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 126th in the regionLargest Governments: 149th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 151st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 159th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 168th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 169th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 213th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 319th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 349th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, police officers have nearly cracked a major underage astronomy syndicate.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, the government is interviewing for thousands of 'Religious Censor' positions.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, the nation has always been at war with Moltovea.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, metal detectors have been banned after a bottle cap caused a riot at the beach.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, nuclear submarines have been deployed to protect the nation's banana supply.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, there are no more heroes any more.
  • : Ostrinios was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 5% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, joggers are often arrested for breathing too heavily.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, cars have been banned.
  • : Ostrinios was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Authoritarian Democracy".


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