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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 780th Most Influential: 1,104th Most Secular: 1,696th
The People's Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Advance Ostrolia
Malcolm Turnbull
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Ostrolia

Population1.74 billion

CapitalCanberra
LeaderMalcolm Turnbull

CurrencyOstro
AnimalKangaroo

The People's Republic of Ostrolia is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Malcolm Turnbull with an iron fist, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, avowedly heterosexual populace, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 1.74 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, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canberra. The average income tax rate is 68.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ostrolian economy, worth 248 trillion Ostroes a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 142,573 Ostroes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens have an obligation to remain silent and anything they say may be used against them, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, Ostrolian tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode, and business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters. 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 33,363rd in the world and 1,563rd in The North Pacific for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring 1,876.84 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 780thMost Influential: 1,104thMost Secular: 1,696thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 3,796thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,574thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,196thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,210thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,420thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,518thLargest Black Market: 8,874thLowest Crime Rates: 9,121stTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 9,551stMost Efficient Economies: 10,108thMost Developed: 11,787thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,151stHealthiest Citizens: 12,509thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,757thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,810thSmartest Citizens: 13,499thHighest Average Incomes: 14,513thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15,424thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,561st
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Most Secular: 106th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 152nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 203rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 204th in the regionLargest Black Market: 217th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 277th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 313th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 321st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 403rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 413th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 429th in the regionMost Influential: 456th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 467th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 509th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 572nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 647th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 665th in the regionMost Developed: 672nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 676th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 679th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 707th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 862nd in the regionLargest Governments: 922nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ostrolia was endorsed by The Enlightened State of Sundred.
  • : Ostrolia was endorsed by The Stunning Superiority of Sosash.
  • : Ostrolia was endorsed by The Republic of Zeternia.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, business owners return from long vacations to find their factories have been turned into homeless shelters.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, Ostrolian tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, citizens have an obligation to remain silent and anything they say may be used against them.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, chickens roam the streets freely.
  • : Ostrolia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostrolia, pre-takeoff checks last longer than the flights themselves.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 146 » Notyoutopia, Shin-Hachioji, Pallaith, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Siwale, Diodone, HMS Unicorn, Selfgradatude, Sunto, McMasterdonia, Kingdom of Space, Holy Oranz, Friently, Alice Gardens, Kwaj, Sheppey, Shadowrik, Yukti, Prevaland, Forunte, Sankami, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, SchoolHouse Rock, New Lakemba, Yaris, Tharissus, Seven Hills, Cloydicia, Sil Dorsett, The Lancerian Empire, Lord Ravenclaw, The Iron Lions, Bayern-Straubing, Aerilia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, ZimRobwe, New Rivia, PlanetPunk, Amerian States, General COE, Xentherida, American MapleStory, Territorio di Nessuno, Pakistan 001, Tredano, Corfad, Lionia, and 96 others.Barbarossistanian South Brasilistan, Wodan, Beodarasc, Thenaca, Wineclaw, Ainsworth, Victoriaans Nederlands, Midds Conia, Republic of Dixie, Unimaginable Doom, Apetopia, Ribbleton, Agrauron, Mzeusia, Gladio II, SillyString, Malvad, NatsukiLand, Merconitonitopia, Osburmergortionadocaopia, Lungha, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Eglise Sainte Eve, Alsatian Island, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Khorazan, Malta Comino Gozo, Kyrianian, Verees Fri, Montroyale, Frances Francis the First of France, The Mazur Empire, A Terribly Charismatic Duck, Puczovska, Xinchao, Morlanka, Atain, Calamazo, Panama Coalition, Nueava Libertalia, Wesley Republic, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Omicron Persei V111, Ka Ching, Freienland, Albacria, Zyvetskistaahn, Mordant99, Benolia, Q w e r t y, Ozstan, AGoodPlace, ThE eNd oF eE, Underground Techno, Habeseh, Guslantis, Shibutani, New Seaview Cove, The Windmilluminati, Californian Redwood, Constantinolia, THX1138, Lower Nubia, Llwy, Former English Colony, Triangle And Square, Unsophisticate, Soriatorius, Killbear, Koda-Land, RedRunele, Kylesburgh, Misuvelia, Sevmenika, New Cataria, Highton Islands, Northern United Arkadia, The Gamer Party, Abunenin, Batdaviea, Empy, Eravonia, Lake Flotillas, Whereisthatistan, Shentia, Racoda, Pauxia, Grimrholm, Sacrento, Sanjurika, Malphe, The Mace Kingdom, Zeternia, Sosash, and Sundred.

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