|Leader||Hjemmet til de velstående|
The Republic of Ostko is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Hjemmet til de velstående with an even hand, and remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, ban on automobiles, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed population of 2.074 billion Ostkoans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vesper Bay. The average income tax rate is 68.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Ostkoan economy, worth 140 trillion oshrs a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 67,710 oshrs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Torture is illegal, the once prosperous capital is in utter decline, the nation's official head of religious affairs is an atheist, and Hjemmet til de velstående has taken to wearing medal-adorned military uniform in all public appearances. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostko's national animal is the Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is -nil-.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Free Land of Crystal Creation.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Valkyrian Republic of Qvait.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Panda of Pencil Sharpeners 2.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Republic of Curlyhoward.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Kingdom of Outer Utonixick Gollinican.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The One-Winged Rainbow Shark of Erinor.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Federation of Beblahbleblo.
- : Ostko's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Ostko was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork and the Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, Most Eco-Friendly Governments, and Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Republic of Kiasu-ism.