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The Ritual of New Octicarg

“Con Clavi Con Dio” Papa Emeritus IV

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: Balder


New Octicarg

Population3.682 billion

LeaderPapa Emeritus IV
FaithSynod of Singularity


The Ritual of New Octicarg is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Papa Emeritus IV with a fair hand, and notable for its otherworldly petting zoo, sprawling nuclear power plants, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 3.682 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Achtimont. The average income tax rate is 91.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Octicargian economy, worth 517 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 mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 140,448 galleons, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

New Octicarg recently hosted the least successful trade negotiations since The Phantom Menace, gift baskets often contain working nukes, blue sky thinkers are reminded that the firmament is actually more of a grey-ish colour, and they who do not work shall not eat. 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 9,220th in the world and 417th in Balder for Most Beautiful Environments, with 1,686.9 Pounds Of Wildlife Per Square Mile.

Most Influential: 522ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,863rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,935thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,681stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,656thMost Inclusive: 3,736thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,531stMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,806thNicest Citizens: 4,856thMost Developed: 5,270thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,438thSmartest Citizens: 6,025thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,631stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,696thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,788thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,830thHealthiest Citizens: 7,011thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,036thMost Cultured: 7,524thSafest: 7,773rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,020thMost Pacifist: 9,109thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,220thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,434thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,531stLargest Governments: 9,590thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,628thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,873rdMost Secular: 11,282ndLargest Publishing Industry: 11,504thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 13,116thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,454thBest Weather: 14,479thMost Income Equality: 15,624thHighest Average Incomes: 16,545thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,591stLargest Agricultural Sector: 16,717thLowest Crime Rates: 18,685th
Most Influential: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 70th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 78th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 92nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 117th in the regionMost Inclusive: 119th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 187th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 191st in the regionMost Developed: 210th in the regionNicest Citizens: 220th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 235th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 238th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 263rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 289th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 310th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 332nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 335th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 350th in the regionMost Cultured: 362nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 389th in the regionMost Income Equality: 395th in the regionTop
Safest: 411th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 417th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 429th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 451st in the regionLargest Governments: 479th in the regionNudest: 486th in the regionMost Pacifist: 500th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 516th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 527th in the regionMost Secular: 540th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 567th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 586th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 637th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 653rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 691st in the regionBest Weather: 778th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 796th in the region

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