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The United Socialist States of Ostrolia

“Glory to Ostrolian Socialism!” Scott Morrison

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The North Pacific

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Ostrolia

Population4.516 billion

CapitalCanberra
LeaderScott Morrison

CurrencyOstro
AnimalKangaroo

The United Socialist States of Ostrolia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Scott Morrison with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, pith helmet sales, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.516 billion Ostrolians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Canberra. The average income tax rate is 84.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ostrolian economy, worth 897 trillion Ostroes a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 198,637 Ostroes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It takes months to get the proper permits for a child's first tricycle, forty-year-old men are asked for their ID before watching the latest pony cartoon movies, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit, and first-time moms are expected to be experienced parents from day one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostrolia's national animal is the Kangaroo, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ostrolia is ranked 3,512th in the world and 207th in The North Pacific for Longest Average Lifespans, with 91.19 Years.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 210thMost Influential: 481stMost Secular: 714thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,003rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,488thTop
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Best Weather: 1,586thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,589thLowest Crime Rates: 1,683rdHealthiest Citizens: 1,984thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,053rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,706thMost Developed: 2,813thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,871stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,874thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,123rdLongest Average Lifespans: 3,512thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,955thSmartest Citizens: 4,193rdMost Authoritarian: 5,407thHighest Average Incomes: 5,750thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,202ndLargest Governments: 6,896thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,515thTop
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Most Conservative: 7,991stMost Efficient Economies: 8,035thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,443rdLargest Black Market: 8,571stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,216thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,355thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,963rdMost Advanced Public Education: 11,856thLargest Retail Industry: 13,167thMost Extreme: 13,925th
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Most Secular: 34th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 52nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 56th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 59th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 80th in the regionBest Weather: 91st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 94th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 102nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 111th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 149th in the regionMost Influential: 154th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 157th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 159th in the regionMost Developed: 163rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 166th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 168th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 207th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 214th in the regionLargest Black Market: 240th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 247th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 287th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 310th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 335th in the regionLargest Governments: 354th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 359th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 365th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 432nd in the regionMost Conservative: 461st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 479th in the regionMost Stationary: 480th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 504th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 515th in the regionMost Extreme: 546th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 599th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 623rd in the region

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