by Max Barry

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Most Armed: 371st Highest Crime Rates: 422nd Fattest Citizens: 452nd
The Grand Duchy of
Compulsory Consumerist State Consumerist Wage Drones
Pride and Insanity
Grand Duke Octavian XVII
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.172 billion

CapitalNew Oktavio
LeaderGrand Duke Octavian XVII


The Grand Duchy of Oktavio is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Duke Octavian XVII with an iron fist, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, museums and concert halls, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.172 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, with Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Oktavio. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 1.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Oktavioan economy, worth 566 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 260,755 francs, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,453,712 per year while the poor average 23,351, a ratio of 62.3 to 1.

The nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service, and politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets. 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.

Oktavio is ranked 2,718th in the world and 73rd in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 9,466.27 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most Armed: 371stHighest Crime Rates: 422ndFattest Citizens: 452ndLargest Retail Industry: 472ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 566thMost Avoided: 698thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 747thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 792ndRudest Citizens: 810thHighest Disposable Incomes: 941stLargest Gambling Industry: 1,052ndMost Influential: 1,121stMost Corrupt Governments: 1,139thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,200thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,473rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,564thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1,652ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,866thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,988thHighest Average Incomes: 2,491stLargest Insurance Industry: 2,700thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,718thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,822ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,002ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,102ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,331stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,351stMost Cultured: 5,987thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,611thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7,929thTop
Most Pro-Market: 9,137thMost Efficient Economies: 10,399thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,971stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,685thMost Devout: 13,194thLargest Governments: 14,972nd
Most Armed: 15th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionFattest Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionMost Avoided: 21st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 29th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 31st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 36th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 38th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 39th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 43rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 57th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 67th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 73rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 73rd in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 91st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 98th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 101st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 106th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 169th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 192nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 232nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 249th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 257th in the regionMost Cultured: 304th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 423rd in the regionMost Influential: 469th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 514th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 572nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 588th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 597th in the regionMost Devout: 613th in the regionLargest Black Market: 688th in the regionLargest Governments: 712th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 781st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, politicians stage photo ops featuring barely functional fighter jets.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, reports of arson have doubled since the introduction of a privatised fire protection service.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, according to the latest national census as many as two-thirds of the respondents possibly consider 'violet' their favorite color.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, the nation turns a blind eye to human rights abuses in its quest for athletic supremacy.
  • : Oktavio endorsed The Democratic Republic of Kobagia.
  • : Oktavio was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of Kobagia.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, hunters often become the hunted.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, it is considered unpatriotic to learn a foreign language.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, serial commas clarify the relationship between one's lackeys, the taxpayers, and kinsfolk.
  • : Following new legislation in Oktavio, nations across the world are quick to praise Grand Duke Octavian XVII's good looks and intellectual prowess.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 176 » Territorio di Nessuno, Siwale, Corfad, Shibutani, Empy, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Sundred, Bayern-Straubing, Kwaj, Kylesburgh, United Draconia, Koda-Land, Frances Francis the First of France, Notyoutopia, Atain, Pallaith, Former English Colony, Shin-Hachioji, Shadowrik, Amauri, Holy Oranz, Zeternia, Buckerino, Q w e r t y, Wineclaw, Guslantis, Sacrento, Selfgradatude, Ethnon, Sunto, The United States of Romania, Kulgatha, Sil Dorsett, Maott, Universal State Formula, Malta Comino Gozo, Moubarakistan, Wodan, Suicidistan, Zokk, Arstungry, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, American MapleStory, Diodone, East Wushen, Amestris-Britannia, Abrickhouse, Dar es Saalam, and 126 others.New Trisone, Pleroma Sans Romans, New Chilokver, Wilkshire, Yubadai, The Iron Lions, The Rhein States, New Pruessen, Yukti, The Most Freedom Ever, Racoda, Great Bights Mum, Valhalla123, New Bremerton, SillyString, Niradans, Spartoptia, SORT, General COE, Vincone Cae, Newpromisedland, Votak Matim, Lunallian, Sinelona, New Lakemba, Californian Redwood, North Bratislava, Ka Ching, Uganda Knuckles UK, Kasazzastan, Omnistria, Dyrenell, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Zumlandia, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, The Windmilluminati, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, Dreadton, Pans Desta, Outer Egorniand, Ostrinios, Ninjak30, Federation Terra Australis, The Pantheons, The South Falls, Partax, National Goats, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Joodey, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Justanistan, Ieprus, Renzic, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Union of Austria-Hungary, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Torakuen, Acrabinnia, Jasminlandia, Guer Aike, Ara Antrizuls, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Ibiscaton, Saturns Edge, Norostilors, Peldorn, Zemnaya Svoboda, Steampunk Ariel, Plangainer, Marijuana Haven, Sea Ghost, Orven, Trillius, Misuvelia, Tsardom of Leonlandia, VarDrade, Unimaginable Doom, Ejhsa, The Discipled, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Thiammyalllaland, 1 very fast endotarter, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Haor Chall, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Vikingiarchy, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Yummy Blubber, Castle Federation, Noahs Second Country, Conservadoria, Test for a new hope, Retarya, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, The Black Cathedral, Antityranicals, Elder Realms, North Altatude, Loli County, Felhaven, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Ttopa, and Kobagia.

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