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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 130th Most Influential: 321st Most Subsidized Industry: 987th
The Empire of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Carthago delenda est !
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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The Empire of Ostrinios is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Ostyhan Ier with an even hand, and notable for its triple-decker prams, public floggings, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 4.654 billion Ostriniosians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostrinopolis. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ostriniosian economy, worth 812 trillion Aurums a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 174,664 Aurums, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes, rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements, a byzantine web of conspiracies and secret alliances must be navigated any time legislation is voted upon, and nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers. 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 162,471st in the world and 8,725th in The North Pacific for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -16.76 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 130thMost Influential: 321stMost Subsidized Industry: 987thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1,842ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,900thLowest Crime Rates: 1,908thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,697thMost Devout: 2,848thMost Developed: 2,985thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,185thHealthiest Citizens: 3,220thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,758thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,167thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,212thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,227thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,321stSmartest Citizens: 4,994thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,516thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,592ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,596thMost Efficient Economies: 5,634thLargest Governments: 5,838thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,394thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,453rdMost Cultured: 6,660thBest Weather: 6,706thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,271stLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,329thHighest Average Incomes: 7,435thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,471stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,221stTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,783rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,812thHighest Economic Output: 13,781st
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Most Subsidized Industry: 43rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 62nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 69th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 82nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 86th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 90th in the regionMost Devout: 95th in the regionMost Influential: 96th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 140th in the regionMost Developed: 152nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 152nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 172nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 189th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 203rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 207th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 212th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 219th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 230th in the regionLargest Governments: 231st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 242nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 248th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 261st in the regionMost Cultured: 287th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 290th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 294th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 295th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 311th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 332nd in the regionBest Weather: 338th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 366th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 388th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 400th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 402nd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 551st in the regionLargest Populations: 610th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ostrinios was endorsed by The Republic of Horsley Land.
  • : Ostrinios was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of Midds Conia.
  • : Ostrinios was endorsed by The Community of Harstonia.
  • : Ostrinios voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Marriage Equality"".
  • : Ostrinios endorsed The Magic Land of Jefffliu.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, a byzantine web of conspiracies and secret alliances must be navigated any time legislation is voted upon.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, the police have been known to wiretap confessional boxes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrinios, petitioners are increasingly resorting to climbing through Ostyhan Ier's window to draw attention to their issues.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 349 » Notyoutopia, Yaorozu, The Democratic Republic of Tomb, Great Bights Mum, Siwale, Unimaginable Doom, The United Chase States, Bothia, Holy Oranz, Chinstralia, Sunto, Enosville, Malta Comino Gozo, Vegetarian States, Sil Dorsett, Republic of Destiny, The Rossinite Empire, Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Reannia, Xentherida, Shadowrik, Elspeth and Samina, Selfgradatude, Alice Gardens, Novare Res, Vazali, Kaschovia, Cullins, Lupus Imperium, Lord Ravenclaw, Ivalex, Chukstik Illahi, Tuand Seton, Karazan, Whereisthatistan, Svetlakia, Kingdom of Space, Tokaryk, Esplandia, Bayern-Straubing, The Bureaucratic Territories, Isimud, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Celreostia, Idealistically Kool, New Sekai, BrightFutures, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Necromonia, Helido, and 299 others.Chadwin, RoosterTeeth, Elevation, KingT, Morrn, SchoolHouse Rock, Arrivederci, New Rivia, Southern Stroraia, Tianqing, The Lunar Brotherhood Knights, Yeraennus, Camarthen, New Phyrreus, Mercy Land, Lagondia, NewNerman, Bergenaria, Bharathvarsh, American MapleStory, Coemgen, Omicron Persei V111, Guslantis, The Intelligent Peoples, Mimban, New All of Pacinos, Tharissus, HereIsPotato, Bonjoura, The Army Republic of Prussia, Panama Coalition, Crodaria, HMS Unicorn, Solestia, New Ganjastan, Legique, Kyrianian, Halcon siveriano, Sankami, Pallaith, PlanetPunk, Cloydicia, Southern Allican, Puczovska, Apetopia, Colony of lasting Hopes, Dutchyland, Rukonia, Gnate, Kelvaros Prime, Pleroma Sans Romans, Democratic Duch Vartahreors, Aenglaland, Kubrostavsria, Yamgong, Hoiya, Vasic, Kwaj, Korsbar, Beladev, Pax Renica, Ice and Tinian, Frances Francis the First of France, Spherus Magna Imperium, The AP Republic, Rylam, Theseia, Bais Orpred, Wooleystan, Amerian States, Aezus, Aldion, GeorgeTheMiner, Tee Googly Coffee Me, Dreylus, Aragael, Ainsworth, Calamazo, Surrus, General COE, Friently, Xinchao, Taurus94, Vszeklina, Run Mayst Republic, Gmt2001, The FNBs, Middle Drazzi, Aeroias, Noe-Classic Peoples, Potatolandium, The Archer Republic, The Lugansk Republic, Lyncis, Hong Kong Empire, Arquan, Stahladacon, Cookiesia, Beastos, Vexilia, South Grand Mountain, Lavanania, Shin-Hachioji, Azurius, West United States, Edon-Ko, The Iron Lions, 10225879, Cleoskye, Drusselstein, Renetopia, Plumas, Choistan, Kujira, Diodone, Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles, WE Empire, Nakyr, Merish Commonwealth, Auceorion, Norfolklandia, The Russland kingdom, ZimRobwe, Putal, The United Front of Patriotic Fascists, Zedeya, Corfad, South Raznakova, Beagles Reborn, Fengate, Kek-, Lamexanope, Anima Proxa, Paxiosolange, Athenian Coalition, Tremagne de Taelmia, Blurds, Zebiddier, Phktla, Boslandschap, Freyford, The Free Californian People, Meeppolis, Forunte, Zeternia, Felpolandia, Mother of Croia, Cardistria, Fawkenia, McMasterdonia, Sanjurika, Yukti, Marsh Castle, Sheppey, Plembobria, Zupla, Revolutionary Britannia, The Ered Engrin, Mecca-Switzerland, Dopeland420, Walist, Zemnaya Svoboda, Vantaria, Revolutionary Sealand, Beodarasc, Notty Swaras, Dead Baby, ShortBusCrashed, Alan Justice, Dedtropolis, The Great Shepherds, National Defect, The The Bierands, Unsophisticate, Kowley, Wisconsota, The Republic of 8th Co, Republic of Dixie, Pits and Perverts, Mk Steele, Arach-Naga Combine, Clintonburge, AdyLand, Montroyale, East Wake Island, Devalesten, Beowulfe, Prevaland, Lemonbiscuits, The Utopian Movement, The Nutellion, Buckerino, Ausmercia, Free State of Whitemeadow, Stareogratia, Nervan Rade, New Chilokver, Edge of Nowhere, Sailence, Boggovia, Joenasoe, United States of Panthalassa, Transhumanist Anarchical Union, The Happily Oppressed, Maott, Ribbleton, Articune, I Am Bad At Naming Nations, Athenian Republic of the People, Natorik, Mnemosyne, Wallemann, Republic of Margar, Yaris, Hardonius, Swiss Peace, The Holy Badass Empire, Liberal Republics Union, PidgeoLlama, The Wholly Concordant See, Cuyan, Abunenin, Seven Hills, Vogonlandia, Holtklava, New Lakemba, Aroa, Cisplatinaa, The Lancerian Empire, SORT, Aerilia, Sanin, Coppicia, Aldelaria, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, Tel Qual, Qyrym, Euginus, Zandir Antari, Territorio di Nessuno, Tefia, Seihdar, Maestros haven, Pakistan 001, Tredano, Che Sana Und, Hannover Stadt, Celebia, Inorganic Tomb Thing, Slaughterhouse Nine, Asuroka, Fckinablearisticationalia, The End of EE, Rouene, New Godastrada, Phillywob, Weehay, Bax-Landia, Wodan, Thenaca, Rockym, Yukkira, Khorazan, Wineclaw, Sempiternal Revelation, Felhaven, Uruguayan, United States of Americanas, District 115, Niinrein, Deropia, Lionia, Zombodice, Ischaemia, Tsamuth, New Kiuses Dhos, Kyoki Chudoku, Victoriaans Nederlands, Ravendra, Volstokn, Ausrea, Schnaebichaetscherstan, Milenat, Phualand, Libotionia, United Gojoseon, Ke Anu, The Bastion Isles, Buten, Xystopia, TerranulliuZ, Eshium, New-El, Neo Hungarica, The Syca, Harstonia, Midds Conia, and Horsley Land.

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