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Octlantis

Population1.358 billion

Currencyscallop
Animalspotted wobbegong

The Disputed Territories of Octlantis is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its lack of airports, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 1.358 billion gloomy octopuses are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.

The minute, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, although Public Transport is also considered important, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.8%.

The very strong octopodic economy, worth 76.2 trillion scallops a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is 56,120 scallops, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 252,187 per year while the poor average 7,713, a ratio of 32.7 to 1.

Millions are awarded in damages for bad haircuts, there is a disproportionate number of poor people in prison, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, and phenotypic plasticity is a struggle for sealife in polluted waters. Crime is a major problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Octlantis's national animal is the spotted wobbegong, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Octlantis is ranked 123,553rd in the world and 288th in Forest for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.8 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Highest Crime Rates: 3,558thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,713thMost Primitive: 4,797thRudest Citizens: 5,340thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,938thLargest Retail Industry: 7,114thMost Avoided: 9,132ndMost Armed: 9,678thTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 12,012thMost Pro-Market: 14,456thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,814thMost Politically Free: 17,241stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 18,713thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20,393rd
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Most Pro-Market: 8th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 22nd in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 24th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 29th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 32nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 35th in the regionMost Armed: 35th in the regionMost Politically Free: 38th in the regionMost Primitive: 39th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Octlantis, phenotypic plasticity is a struggle for sealife in polluted waters.
  • : Octlantis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Octlantis, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • : Following new legislation in Octlantis, there is a disproportionate number of poor people in prison.
  • : Following new legislation in Octlantis, millions are awarded in damages for bad haircuts.
  • : Octlantis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Octlantis was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.
  • : Following new legislation in Octlantis, bris parties are all the rage.
  • : Following new legislation in Octlantis, even the most lowly council pen-pusher has the same political power as a senior minister.
  • : Following new legislation in Octlantis, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.

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