by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Spotlight on:

National Flag

The Ritual of New Octicarg

“Con Clavi Con Dio” Papa Emeritus IV

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific


New Octicarg

Population2.088 billion

LeaderPapa Emeritus IV
FaithSynod of Singularity


The Ritual of New Octicarg is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Papa Emeritus IV with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.088 billion New Octicargians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, liberal, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Achtimont. The average income tax rate is 86.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Octicargian economy, worth 289 trillion galleons a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 138,499 galleons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws, New Octicargians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns, criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison, and a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation. Crime is totally unknown. New Octicarg's national animal is the octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Synod of Singularity.

New Octicarg is ranked 202,347th in the world and 9,842nd in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -14.97 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 182ndMost Influential: 318thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,049thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,783rdTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,166thMost Inclusive: 3,945thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,297thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,746thNicest Citizens: 4,941stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,579thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,724thMost Developed: 6,512thSmartest Citizens: 7,092ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,109thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,601stMost Cultured: 7,695thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,896thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,174thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,188thSafest: 8,596thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,878thHealthiest Citizens: 9,053rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,650thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,939thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,987thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,167thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,292ndTop
Nudest: 10,677thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,737thLargest Governments: 11,207thMost Secular: 11,403rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,836thMost Efficient Economies: 13,653rdMost Subsidized Industry: 14,365thMost Pacifist: 14,427thBest Weather: 14,918thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,792ndMost Income Equality: 16,132ndHighest Average Incomes: 16,320th
Most Influential: 89th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 101st in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 105th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 130th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 135th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 250th in the regionMost Inclusive: 252nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 278th in the regionNicest Citizens: 285th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 288th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 300th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 302nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 327th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 361st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 370th in the regionMost Cultured: 376th in the regionMost Developed: 388th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 389th in the regionNudest: 391st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 401st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 438th in the regionSafest: 451st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 453rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 455th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 489th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 493rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 495th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 497th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 499th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 531st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 533rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 544th in the regionMost Secular: 626th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 669th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 681st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 749th in the regionRudest Citizens: 750th in the regionBest Weather: 762nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 786th in the regionMost Income Equality: 852nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 900th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : New Octicarg endorsed The Empire of Heilhum Imperius.
  • : Following new legislation in New Octicarg, a death threat has replaced 'hello' as an official greeting in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in New Octicarg, criminals lock themselves in their mums' basements to avoid prison.
  • : Following new legislation in New Octicarg, New Octicargians refer to transgender people with insults instead of pronouns.
  • : Following new legislation in New Octicarg, it is illegal for police officers to carry out searches due to strict privacy laws.
  • : Following new legislation in New Octicarg, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary.
  • : New Octicarg was endorsed by The Empire of Heilhum Imperius.
  • : New Octicarg was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates and Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : New Octicarg voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Following new legislation in New Octicarg, the working classes live and die on the fields of the farming communes.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 433 » Runeda, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, El Fiji Grande, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Aetulia, Shadowrik, Loutsland, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Ethnon, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Dar es Saalam, Koda-Land, Sunto, Warsaw-Halicz, Holy Oranz, United States of Americanas, North Bratislava, Zokk, Bearical, Wilkshire, Lorigia, Newpromisedland, Notyoutopia, Pallaith, Omnistria, Shibutani, Dreadton, Napnomadia, Walter Jackson, Ilisseia, Wooleystan, Valhalla123, Holy Marcus Empire, Kanlidia, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Alice Gardens, New Lakemba, Venezuelia, Sundred, Guer Aike, BrightFutures, Selfgradatude, Daiz, Siwale, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Aeolist, ZimRobwe, and 383 others.1 very fast endotarter, Felpolandia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Wineclaw, Western Vapia, Unsophisticate, Anna Airters, Soviet Terran, Yukti, Wisconsota, Lemonbiscuits, Nordic-British Union, Partax, The Iron Lions, The Tampa Bay Rays, Kwaj, Fizban, Revolutionary Sealand, Old Emporia, Pradovnia, Moubarakistan, Ice and Tinian, Zumlandia, Azzarel, Central Ryal, British Pacific Islands, Arimbia, Minuda, Advancia-Sizzletown, Empy, Orado, Banabistan, SORT, Sil Dorsett, Calamazo, United Draconia, Cors Evia, Dicko, Chukstik Illahi, Dopeland420, Trillius, David Davidson, Detrivania, Diodone, Aroa, East Supple Lund, Esplandia, Dadastan Archipelago, Centromuria, PlanetPunk, Fascist Democracy, Free Culture, Gilakistan, Blackphir, Avemterra, French Bananastan, Abject Ludicrosity, Prydania, Humptalumpta, Independent Halls, Neo Colorado, Sea Ghost, Malta Comino Gozo, Manticore utopia, Pleroma Sans Romans, LostLegion, Karazan, AGoodPlace, Necromonia, Cloydicia, Choistan, Moose repupblic, Pauliestien, Montarc, Panama Coalition, Phoronu, Phualand, Nakayo, Lazadonil, Pheonisland, Kulgatha, Miamington, Preble, PotatoFarmers, Kasazzastan, Island States of Skelldia, Riversedge, Cinnibar, Saint Alaric, Seenvorland, San Gavino, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Solmetria, Solidair, Viridiann, Bojacks and Jills, Tellavinna, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Zankioa, McMasterdonia, Vexilia, New Pruessen, Sunaiya, The Discipled, The Windmilluminati, The Sinclarian Provinces, The Reorganized Arctic Territories, The AP Republic, The English Alliance, The Bureaucratic Territories, Orenmark, Potatolandium, Tianqing, The Austro Germanic Union, North Armatas, Greater Maharlikans, United States of Medford, Union of the Oriental States, East Wushen, Antef, Elgaland-Vargaland, The Gamer Party, Steampunk Ariel, VietAnhland, United Asgardian States, Solskjar, Glurponia, Freyford, Kelvaros Prime, Frances Francis the First of France, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, The Real Ram Ranch, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, The Stratosphere Islands, Tachycardia, Virillum, Tarr-Nation, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Ereena, Palenhold, Anne Hathaway, Maott, Eteles, Quentiam Viventem, Pasargad, Serendipita Martia, Gnomewatchers, Clan Spaniel, Aearyeae, The Empire of the Clarence, Kingdom Of Manaf, Leonfire, Hospitallar Hydrus, Lendara, Yun Empire, Castle Federation, McDonaldsland, Joodey, Xentherida, Wallachian People, Kappacon, Egalico, Kranostav, United Kahndaq, Pazair, Florantia, Vincone Cae, Newam, Dabarastan, Braghz, Zyvetskistaahn, The Kingdom and Realm of Anubis, Fraguale Cothe, Atrito, Ihese, Terban Kedah, Vernest Quill, Grue, Ravendi, Jovian Knights, Interdimensional Zone, Iron Cladia, Nationeer, MiaryBhalzhack, Anungu, Aeurithianar, Altivia, Palgo, Greater Chimeran Union, Nolambur, Valatic Ash, The Navy Blue, Drutopia Insomnia, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Cobleck Weleis, Lungha, Loli County, Hamerica, Fendlium, Merconitonitopia, Praeceps, Xagill, Noahs Second Country, Universal State Formula, Woodsend, The New Communist Republic Of States, Yokciq Empire, Wit Noreis, Dakota Territories, The Endless Eventide, Psychotic Vegans, Herzliyya, Votak Matim, Olofin, Xyrron, SherpDaWerp in TNP, The Lancerian Empire, Methor, Abonland, Prevaland, Crader, The World Capitalist Confederation, Plangainer, Nisastria, Jellies Island, JMingozela, Eraver, Immenium, Lucedeia, KhalChicken, The Greylands, Zecit, Westinor, North Novkia, GreatTombOfNazarik, Antiyard, Alamei, Varola, Godwanna, Nistriabar, Vauquelin, Varisland, Pyxie, Mitrace, Ausnakulia, Unshleepd, Wolvenland, Memenaide, Irishvan, Rad Lads, Eschatosia, Palmasas, Kamohoalii, Kadarra, German Spitsbergen, Australian Socialist Commonwealths, United Federation of Technocrats, Greater New America, Iceria, TJUN-ia, Avastate, Rhelmwych, Rumagna, Hyphen, Aingard, Logovets, The Sansvich, The Empire of the Federation, Thenationofthesun, Sile Maungistan, New Avian, Demo Troplenia, Marinxa, Singamadri, Texas States, West Hamburg, Spades Atlantic, Conteria, Schnuftelland, Arizona Zervas, Arquadea, Ivernary, Aurelia I, Lyethlenora, Alyrria, Adehgord, Austral States of America, Pleasuretown, Free Nation of Hong Kong, Kenefche, Dyrenell, Khoik, The Pantheons, Zixu, Korovan Isles, Xatin, Californian Redwood, The United States of Nuclear Weapons, Trance Empire, A Ordem do Caos, Eywaan, Zenaguria, Photosphere Chromosphere and Corona, Zeternia, Rescadra, Astronomical, Solimun, The Serdey Islands, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, Ivy Rekkia, PortvgaI, Frostcell, Sikol, Paul Pasch, Saperisole, Zzozona, Greater Marysville, Iztocna Slavija, Hoglands, Plutayah, Werchegia, Termathe, Veast, Former English Colony, Novatros, I Like Killing people, Libertania Democratica, Sevinland, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Simone Republic, Asoc lon, Dangine, Nova Arcania, Kocherian, Innocentic, Yalgora, Mimia, Seanat, Arbor Marshes, Brucklania, Walist, Pizza Squared, Arichia, Hopsin, Maclare, Armandlandia, Estandarte, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Damsmel, Highton Islands, Borsukia, Nouvelle-Floride, New Jamgra, Unimaginable Doom, Fracie, Montinario, The New Cordian Empire, Madjack, Maynilan, Energi Empire, Ihsan, Principia Mathematica, Pokemanland, The Noviosyus, Kragsgale, Xipher, Franklin Jacksons Canada, Astal Aavors, Amerian States, Illusia and Neverendia, Ultra777, Buckhem, Andexia, Eastern Cous Empria, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, U S Eh, Neu-Galicia, Democratic Republic of Kohland, and Heilhum Imperius.

View Forum posts