“Pride and Insanity” Grand Duke Octavian XVII
|Category: Compulsory Consumerist State|
Regional Influence: Shoeshiner
Location: The North Pacific
|Leader||Grand Duke Octavian XVII|
The Grand Duchy of Oktavio is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Grand Duke Octavian XVII with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, ritual sacrifices, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.57 billion Oktavions are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.
The tiny, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Industry and Education are also considered important, while Welfare and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Oktavio. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.8%.
The frighteningly efficient Oktavioan economy, worth 714 trillion francs a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 277,916 francs, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,589,113 per year while the poor average 23,505, a ratio of 67.6 to 1.
Divorce is illegal, former public radio talk pundits are being deployed to front line war zones, anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away, and the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them. Crime is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Oktavio's national animal is the fox, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Oktavio was endorsed by The Rogue Nation of The Notorious Mad Jack.
- : Oktavio voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Food Waste".
- : Following new legislation in Oktavio, the government is more interested in identifying problems than fixing them.
- : Following new legislation in Oktavio, anyone who sneezes at border crossings is turned away.
- : Following new legislation in Oktavio, former public radio talk pundits are being deployed to front line war zones.
- : Following new legislation in Oktavio, divorce is illegal.
- : Following new legislation in Oktavio, a cyber-war between file sharers and the music industry formats hard drives across the country.
- : Following new legislation in Oktavio, commemorative mugs remembering last year's Black Friday Crockery Riots are a best seller this year.
- : Following new legislation in Oktavio, teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house.
- : Following new legislation in Oktavio, only the brainiest citizens become academics.
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