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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 210thBest Weather: 786thMost Beautiful Environments: 980th
The Cephalopodic Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
Octopuses' lives are more important than humans' lives
Kraken
Influence
Apprentice
Cartographer
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Octopus Islands

Population6.406 billion

CapitalOctopolis
LeaderKraken

Currencytentacle
Animalmimic octopus

The Cephalopodic Republic of Octopus Islands is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Kraken with an even hand, and renowned for its frequent executions, compulsory vegetarianism, and ban on automobiles. The compassionate, devout population of 6.406 billion Cephalopods 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, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Octopolis. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Cephalopodic economy, worth 791 trillion tentacles a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 123,626 tentacles, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Money can't buy love but mercy is entirely negotiable, the government has legalised small-scale capitalism, rumor has it that Kraken has won three lotteries in a row, and owning a really cute pet is grounds for immediate investigation. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Octopus Islands's national animal is the mimic octopus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Octopus Islands is ranked 201,835th in the world and 395th in Forest for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -19.39 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,068thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,283rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,381stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,477thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,595thMost Influential: 2,629thMost Pacifist: 3,312thRudest Citizens: 3,470thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,969thSafest: 4,064thLargest Governments: 4,378thMost Cultured: 5,899thHealthiest Citizens: 6,019thMost Developed: 6,320thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,341stMost Inclusive: 6,371stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,713thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,130thMost Efficient Economies: 9,418thNicest Citizens: 10,219thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,839thSmartest Citizens: 11,896thMost Devout: 18,365thHighest Drug Use: 20,035th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 20th in the regionRudest Citizens: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Rebellious Youth: 30th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 32nd in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 35th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 36th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 37th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 39th in the regionMost Average: 40th in the regionMost Influential: 45th in the region

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