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The Principality of Ostervald

“Heimatlandt, Fuerst, und Gøtter”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: Markion

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Principality of Ostervald is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its zero percent divorce rate, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 978 million Ostlanders 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 medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Stetsberg. The average income tax rate is 73.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ostervaldian economy, worth 141 trillion Staatsmarks 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 large, well-organized, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. 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 an impressive 144,616 Staatsmarks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military will start wars with other nations on a lark, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, the nation is wading into dangerous waters, and only 'organics' are permitted to be citizens. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostervald's national animal is the Golden eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ostervald is ranked 55,155th in the world and 9th in Markion for Largest Cheese Export Sector, scoring 3,287.77 on the Mozzarella Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,804thMost Secular: 4,875thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,367thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,785thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,488thMost Authoritarian: 9,618thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,650thTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 12,614thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,127thLowest Crime Rates: 13,981stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,041stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,051stHighest Average Incomes: 15,446thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,603rdMost Developed: 15,808thSmartest Citizens: 15,825thHealthiest Citizens: 16,273rdLargest Governments: 17,044thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,085thBest Weather: 17,984thMost Advanced Public Education: 19,658thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,081stLargest Black Market: 22,687thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 22,899thHighest Average Tax Rates: 23,439th
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Most Authoritarian: 1st in the regionMost Extreme: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 2nd in the region

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