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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,675thMost Pacifist: 16,885thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,501st
The Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Strength Through Compliance
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Few

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Ottercoast

Population5.901 billion

Currencyguilder
Animaleagle

The Republic of Ottercoast is a colossal, genial nation, notable for its digital currency, suspicion of poets, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, cynical population of 5.901 billion Ottercoastians 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, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Industry, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 41.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ottercoastian economy, worth 321 trillion guilders 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Basket Weaving, Furniture Restoration, and Trout Farming. 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 54,434 guilders, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence', it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children, cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes, and rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ottercoast's national animal is the eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ottercoast is ranked 57,964th in the world and 14th in Calefacta Aquas Piscinae for Highest Economic Output, with 321 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,675thMost Pacifist: 16,885thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,501stMost Authoritarian: 20,007thLargest Black Market: 20,630thMost Conservative: 21,189thMost Compassionate Citizens: 23,885th
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Most Conservative: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ottercoast's influence in Calefacta Aquas Piscinae fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".
  • : Ottercoast's influence in Calefacta Aquas Piscinae rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Ottercoast was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens and Most Authoritarian.
  • : Following new legislation in Ottercoast, rumours have it that a secret police is responsible for the recent spate of missing persons.
  • : Ottercoast was reclassified from "Authoritarian Democracy" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Ottercoast, cane fights are a common sight in nursing homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Ottercoast, it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children.
  • : Following new legislation in Ottercoast, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ottercoast, primary candidates are replaced if they fail to compliment Leader's hair.
  • : Ottercoast was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.

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