The Republic of Custom Pretitle of Ostko is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its zero percent divorce rate, ubiquitous missile silos, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 798 million Ostkoans 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 medium-sized 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 45.9%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The very strong Ostkoan economy, worth 57.9 trillion oshrs a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Basket Weaving, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,603 oshrs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines, prisons are filled with the cackles and sobs of a deranged inmate population, and blind students are at a disadvantage now that test papers printed in braille have been discontinued. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Vanbella.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of West Pastafaria.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Allied States of Bergenu.
- : Ostko endorsed The United Socialist States of North Catimestistrianes.
- : Ostko endorsed The Republic Federation of Trelatche.
- : Ostko endorsed The Federation of Aguatania.
- : Ostko endorsed The Allied States of Bergenu.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Ephemeral Rifts of Transtemporal Shifts.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Community of The naked people.
- : Ostko was endorsed by The Republic of Southern Numenor.
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