“Carthago delenda est !”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Newcomer
The Hyperborean State of Ostrinios is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Ostyhan Ier with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, digital currency, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 8.674 billion Ostriniosians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostrinopolis. The average income tax rate is 56.0%.
The frighteningly efficient Ostriniosian economy, worth a remarkable 2,032 trillion Aurums a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 234,329 Aurums, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.
Families returning from international vacations are unable to get their children back into the country, CEOs are forced to cut coupons during important conference calls to make ends meet, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, and drawing men's naughty bits isn't considered to be art. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ostrinios's national animal is the Cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Ostriniosism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ostrinios's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Ostrinios's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Ostrinios's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Ostrinios was refounded in Balder.
- : Ostrinios ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
- : Ostrinios was endorsed by The People's Republic of Grimandia.
- : Ostrinios was endorsed by The Empire of Some Random TNP Nation.
- : Ostrinios was endorsed by The Commonwealth of New Octicarg.
- : Ostrinios was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Duerrlewang.
- : Ostrinios was endorsed by The Colony of Nouvelle Libertalia.