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The Holy Imperium of Ostermarch

“Empire et mon droit”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Location: Europe

Regional Influence: Squire

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The Holy Imperium of Ostermarch is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Maximilian with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.473 billion Imperials 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 Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of El Escorial. The average income tax rate is 91.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth a remarkable 3,229 trillion crowns a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 432,125 crowns, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, flipping a coin to make a decision leads to a referral to Gambling Addiction Services, and conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostermarch's national animal is the demigryph, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Imperial Cult.

Ostermarch is ranked 215,615th in the world and 1,153rd in Europe for Nudest, with 6.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 172ndMost Influential: 238thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 379thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 417thLargest Retail Industry: 473rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 506thHighest Average Incomes: 544thLargest Black Market: 553rdMost Corrupt Governments: 640thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 670thHighest Poor Incomes: 677thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 768thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 768thLargest Insurance Industry: 834thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 880thLargest Agricultural Sector: 969thMost Avoided: 1,013thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,015thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,131stLowest Crime Rates: 1,153rdMost Efficient Economies: 1,329thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,643rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,842ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,964thMost Devout: 2,119thFattest Citizens: 2,138thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 2,245thLargest Governments: 2,634thRudest Citizens: 3,261stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,486thHighest Economic Output: 3,835thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,580thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,276thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,657thMost Developed: 8,710thSmartest Citizens: 9,771stMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,955thTop
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Most Stationary: 13,684thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,888thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,238th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Black Market: 9th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 14th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 23rd in the regionMost Devout: 23rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 37th in the regionLargest Governments: 40th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 42nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionRudest Citizens: 53rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 57th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 60th in the regionMost Stationary: 62nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 102nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 114th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 115 » Imperium Anglorum, Sinclairtown, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Troltovia, Wombelland, Northern German Federation, The New Nordic Union, Lexembourg, Dark Matter, Yahlia, Ahma, Feria-Alkaline, Einswenn, An Clar, Slavorussia, Evka, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Slavonia and Srijem, Thracia Republic, Lovisa, Irminsulia, Saint Domingo, North of Americas, Cre Alworkez, Pilipinas and Malaya, Germany Third Reich, Alsted, St Scarlett, Regnum Italiae, Nardin, Maritzal, Purgatio, Baycanistan, Lieges, Rouvenor, The Mongol Plain, Bohomo, Quentenia, Imperium Malignis, Corthaen, Alympian Kingdom, South St Maarten, Outer Sparta, Pazano, Wessex and Cornwall, Leszno, GanymedEuropa, Dorpz, Death Bat, Greate San Marino, and 65 others.Thracia and Crimea, Estonesia, Soviet Krussia, Cytadela, Nuweland, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Boldia, Beauprix, Kenmoria WA Mission, Parliamentary Laramidia, Brakanistan, British Norklon, Viciebskaja, Soviet Taoistan, Blechingia, Navence, Mallesia, Stromia, Sicilian Imperial-Capitalist Empire, Novo Portugal, Belgique et France, Betasia, Neuchateau, Walfo, Dalmannia, Lord Sapre, Rijland, Enway, Elitestland, Legique, Shagolaa, Sienkahn, Socialist Balkans, Great Winminster, Alba-Nord, Kanokla, Drew Durrnil, Chronus, The Champions League, Pontus and Trebizond, Prussian-Union, Invernessia, Iggly Iggle, Ausvelt, Someseni, Transmontagne, The New Dawn Imperium, Jambon, Arabia Deserta, Destyntine, Savinecross, Miechow 2, Shaor, Trenaka, Canovium, Romana Imperium de Italia, Poland-Kaliningrad, Greater Albaina, Grodisze, New Vorarlberg, The Seven Provinces, and Abject Ludicrosity.