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The Rogue Nation of -Ocelot-

“Post tenebras lux”

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

Regional Influence: Truckler

Location: The Coffee Store



Population6.702 billion



The Rogue Nation of -Ocelot- is a colossal, safe nation, remarkable for its state-planned economy, soft-spoken computers, and digital currency. The hard-nosed population of 6.702 billion Ocelotian 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.

The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lutece. The average income tax rate is 28.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Ocelotian economy, worth 562 trillion Euros 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 slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. 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 83,962 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Both diets and economic output are growing leaner with recent restrictions to free trade, priceless Maxtopian artwork can often be found in executive bathrooms, tourists outnumber citizens two to one, and every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. -Ocelot-'s national animal is the Cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

-Ocelot- is ranked 17,168th in the world and 1st in The Coffee Store for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 5,040.86 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,343rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,826thTop
Most Influential: 10,986thMost Rebellious Youth: 11,263rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 13,703rdLargest Black Market: 17,129thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,143rdLargest Insurance Industry: 17,168thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,940thLargest Publishing Industry: 19,077th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : -Ocelot-'s influence in The Coffee Store rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Following new legislation in -Ocelot-, every day has been a surprise since weather reporters turned to consulting ancient totems for their seven-day forecasts.
  • : -Ocelot-'s influence in The Coffee Store rose from "Apprentice" to "Vassal".
  • : -Ocelot- altered its national flag.
  • : -Ocelot- altered its national flag.
  • : -Ocelot-'s influence in The Coffee Store rose from "Zero" to "Apprentice".
  • : -Ocelot- relocated from Lazarus to The Coffee Store.
  • : -Ocelot- relocated from The North Pacific to Lazarus.
  • : -Ocelot- was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • : Following new legislation in -Ocelot-, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.


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