by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 812th Most Influential: 1,587th Most Secular: 2,032nd
The People's Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Advance Ostrolia
Malcolm Turnbull
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ostrolia

Population1.201 billion

CapitalCanberra
LeaderMalcolm Turnbull

CurrencyOstro
AnimalKangaroo

The People's Republic of Ostrolia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Malcolm Turnbull with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, prohibition of alcohol, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 1.201 billion Ostrolians 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, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canberra. The average income tax rate is 54.9%.

The all-consuming Ostrolian economy, worth 142 trillion Ostroes 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 impressive 118,729 Ostroes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

No one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords, gambling is outlawed, and the government has awarded itself a month-long holiday to celebrate its achievements. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostrolia's national animal is the Kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ostrolia is ranked 88,087th in the world and 4,708th in The North Pacific for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 1,121.67 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 812thMost Influential: 1,587thTop
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Most Secular: 2,032ndMost Corrupt Governments: 7,357thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,654thLargest Black Market: 8,902ndTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 9,618thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,019thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11,557thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,381stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,974thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,166thMost Authoritarian: 17,303rd
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Most Secular: 119th in the regionLargest Black Market: 220th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 225th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 355th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 372nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 387th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 407th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 506th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 568th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 609th in the regionMost Influential: 631st in the regionNudest: 800th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 869th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 934th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 935th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ostrolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market and the Top 10% for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, the government has awarded itself a month-long holiday to celebrate its achievements.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, gambling is outlawed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, no one believes anything until it has been strenuously tested and peer-reviewed.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Ostrolia endorsed The Empty Void of Q w e r t y.
  • : Ostrolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Agricultural Sector and the Top 10% for Most Advanced Defense Forces and Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Ostrolia was endorsed by The Empty Void of Q w e r t y.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, former stunt pilots are unable to pass the licence test to fly a drone.

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