The Holy Imperium of Ostermarch
“Empire et mon droit”
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Regional Influence: Squire
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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Nonsensical Absurdity of Abject Ludicrosity.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Nonsensical Absurdity of Abject Ludicrosity.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Grand Duchy of The Seven Provinces.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Grand Duchy of The Seven Provinces.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The German Kingdom of New Vorarlberg.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Kingdom of Grodisze.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The German Kingdom of New Vorarlberg.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Kingdom of Grodisze.
- : Ostermarch was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
- : Ostermarch's influence in Europe fell from "Apprentice" to "Squire".
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.