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The Holy Empire of Otter Isle

“Deus Vult!”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Nipper


The Holy Empire of Otter Isle is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Grand Otter Yates with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, aversion to nipples, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 10.423 billion Otter Isleans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Otteropolis. The average income tax rate is 67.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Otter Islean economy, worth 711 trillion pebbles a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 68,277 pebbles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness', the government has pinkie-promised never to use its veto power except in an emergency, viewers get headaches from trying to read the screen full of small print warnings that precede most TV shows, and a rusted hulk in Otteropolis harbour has been voted the worst eyesore in the Rejected Realms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Otter Isle's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Christianity.

Otter Isle is ranked 183,533rd in the world and 4,742nd in the Rejected Realms for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 289.45 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Devout: 4,012thBest Weather: 9,368thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 9,521stLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,576thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,786thSafest: 11,720thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,646thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,903rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16,293rdMost Influential: 16,755thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 20,516thLowest Crime Rates: 20,762ndSmartest Citizens: 21,617thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23,631stMost Scientifically Advanced: 26,718thLongest Average Lifespans: 26,780th
Most Devout: 83rd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 215th in the regionBest Weather: 227th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 251st in the regionSafest: 273rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 287th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 305th in the regionMost Influential: 311th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 354th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 373rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 416th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 432nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 477th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 521st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 554th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 580th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 586th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 587th in the regionMost Cultured: 615th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 655th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 8 » COPPAtilism, Zerentopia, United Anarchists of Earth, Minskiev, New Anarchisticstan, Aandruzognivia, Gibralistan, and Fauzjhia.