“We forever obey Binary, our sovereign rulers”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Handshaker
Location: Capitalist Paradise
The Binarian Puppet Nation of Octal is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by The Warden with an even hand, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 12.375 billion Octans 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Circuit City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 89.7%.
The very strong Oct economy, worth 898 trillion Bits a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Average income is 72,633 Bits, with the richest citizens earning 8.5 times as much as the poorest.
Several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, airport security is provided by private companies, fiscal policy hawks decry the sizable "panem et circenses" fund added to the public budget, and throwing garbage out of your house's front window makes it legally someone else's problem. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Octal's national animal is the Silicite, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Binarism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Octal endorsed The Colony of Xestris.
- : Octal was endorsed by The Colony of Xestris.
- : Octal voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn North East Somerset".
- : Octal endorsed The Armed Republic of East Conete.
- : Octal was endorsed by The Armed Republic of East Conete.
- : Octal approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "Protection of Airspace"".
- : Octal endorsed The Conglomerate Companies of BNL Corporation.
- : Octal was endorsed by The Conglomerate Companies of BNL Corporation.
- : Octal lodged a message on the Capitalist Paradise Regional Message Board.
- : Octal voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn The New Inquisition".
Endorsements Received: 49 » Poopsancagizal, Snorlaxia, Zenzibar, UNDelegate, Greybrows Puppets, GabeWorld, Arbonium, Republica JIM, Scorpions Army, Aelhaeran, Senexia, The United Oman, Nermp, Charlie Kirkistan, Salykos, Peoples republic of Porto reeko, Edgemaster, MERICAAAAAAAAA, Brillnuck, United states of chernobyl, Hellbardia, Hamonistan, Lecur, Poribela, Taida, Shekelslovakya, Metacrisis, Chsemo, T A M O S, Libertas Land, Jackitoffistan, United Kodiaks, Crixitia, Hoswald, Molodia, CaliforniaJJ, Salvidoria, Tonakistan, Slaviskaya, Amerisia, Reignment, Greville, Japocrethe, New Eagle, Greater Piedmont, South Jargos, BNL Corporation, East Conete, and Xestris.