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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 158th Most Influential: 361st Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 495th
The Hyperborean State of
Corporate Bordello
Carthago delenda est !
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.916 billion

LeaderOstyhan Ier


The Hyperborean State of Ostrinios is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Ostyhan Ier with a fair hand, and remarkable for its public floggings, smutty television, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 7.916 billion Ostriniosians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostrinopolis. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 51.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ostriniosian economy, worth a remarkable 1,819 trillion Aurums a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 229,854 Aurums, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 959,082 per year while the poor average 35,958, a ratio of 26.7 to 1.

Fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, many marriages go virtually unconsummated, and criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ostrinios's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ostriniosism.

Ostrinios is ranked 129,800th in the world and 7,146th in The North Pacific for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 444.06 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 158thMost Influential: 361stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 495thRudest Citizens: 566thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 776thLargest Information Technology Sector: 937thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 942ndLargest Black Market: 998thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,025thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,476thTop
Most Cultured: 2,162ndMost Devout: 2,311thHealthiest Citizens: 2,696thHighest Average Incomes: 3,686thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,218thSmartest Citizens: 4,273rdLowest Crime Rates: 5,060thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,374thMost Developed: 5,460thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,548thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,678thHighest Economic Output: 6,710thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7,234thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,600thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 9,281stLongest Average Lifespans: 11,146thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,878thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,943rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,751st
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionRudest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 29th in the regionLargest Black Market: 31st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 42nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionMost Devout: 95th in the regionMost Cultured: 95th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 116th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 136th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 144th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 165th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 182nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 206th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 215th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 232nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 241st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 259th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 309th in the regionMost Developed: 315th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 429th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 445th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 454th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 486th in the regionLargest Populations: 513th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 581st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 624th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 771st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 800th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 861st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 887th in the region

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