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The Low-Key Den Mother of Octal

“We forever obey Binary, our sovereign rulers”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Some

Location: Capitalist Paradise

Regional Influence: Diplomat

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The Low-Key Den Mother of Octal is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by The Warden with an even hand, and notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 14.465 billion Octans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Circuit City. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Oct economy, worth a remarkable 1,039 trillion Bits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 71,880 Bits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Movement-triggered sensors mean that for every door that closes another one opens, court cases mostly involve lawyers shouting questions at witnesses giving silent shrugs, pet rocks are sold by the pound, and advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of The Warden's most personal functions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Octal's national animal is the Silicite, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Binarism.

Octal is ranked 143,137th in the world and 105th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Primitive, scoring -82.34 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Influential: 528thTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,595thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,259thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,037thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,936thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,381stHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,535thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,620thBest Weather: 8,264thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,323rdTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,537thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,151stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,785thLargest Populations: 14,910thLargest Governments: 15,478thHighest Economic Output: 16,255thSafest: 18,218thMost Stationary: 19,003rdMost Advanced Public Education: 19,727th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionMost Average: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionBest Weather: 22nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 50 » Poopsancagizal, Snorlaxia, Zenzibar, UNDelegate, Greybrows Puppets, Arbonium, Republica JIM, Scorpions Army, Aelhaeran, Senexia, Edgemaster, Brillnuck, Hellbardia, Hamonistan, Metacrisis, Chsemo, United Kodiaks, Tonakistan, Amerisia, Xestris, Nova Mazstein, Jamas Ragi, Fanareisisks Kaisarreiki, United States of Sarjania, KotkoLandiya, Appoo, Sheepcote, The Fyre Phoenix, The 4th Mehtopian Reich, Insane001, Hjerim, Ridiri, T A M O S, Elocia, Roos, Erius Andartan, Finkton, Julunaphra, Coloportus, Jaclantistan, Gold Empirials, FyoC, Right-wing libertarian paradise, Naming A Country Is Difficult, NewVirginia, Scotince, Shleviticus, Northern Itasca, Jacobius, and Funeckland.