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Most Influential: 438th Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,157th Most Corrupt Governments: 1,251st
The Hyperborean State of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Carthago delenda est !
Influence
Envoy
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Ostrinios

Population6.121 billion

CapitalOstrinopolis
LeaderOstyhan Ier
FaithOstriniosism

CurrencyAurum
AnimalCat

The Hyperborean State of Ostrinios is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Ostyhan Ier with an iron fist, and notable for its aversion to nipples, prohibition of alcohol, and avant-garde cinema. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.121 billion Ostriniosians 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, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Industry, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostrinopolis. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Ostriniosian economy, worth a remarkable 1,273 trillion Aurums a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 208,124 Aurums, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Ostriniosian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common, billions of Aurums are being blown on orbital weapons development, and the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. 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 79,514th in the world and 3rd in the United Federation of Fascist States for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 1,329.47 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Most Influential: 438thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,157thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,251stLowest Crime Rates: 1,471stTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,795thMost Devout: 1,882ndHealthiest Citizens: 2,157thLargest Black Market: 2,201stMost Developed: 2,368thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,440thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,580thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,635thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,665thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,761stBest Weather: 3,092ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,280thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,418thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,590thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,722ndMost Cultured: 3,730thSmartest Citizens: 3,926thLargest Governments: 4,474thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,659thHighest Average Incomes: 4,787thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,003rdMost Authoritarian: 5,272ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,564thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,426thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,658thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,520thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,560thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,084thMost Conservative: 8,259thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 9,123rdMost Extreme: 11,213thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 11,499thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,912th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ostrinios was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Conservative and Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, billions of Aurums are being blown on orbital weapons development.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, artists regularly face criminal charges and art-burning parties are common.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, Ostriniosian police have to pay out of their own pockets for bulletproof vests.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, a serf by any other name works just as hard.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Ostriniosian as 'your finger, you fool'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, city budgets are spent entirely on supporting the town royalty.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, The Very Hungry Caterpillar has been banned for advocating gluttony.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit.

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