by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,205thMost Influential: 2,982ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,598th
The Republic of
Democratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens
Hjemmet til de velstående
Civil Rights
Below Average
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population2.074 billion

CapitalVesper Bay
LeaderHjemmet 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-.

Ostko is ranked 106,711th in the world and 3,490th in the South Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 2,109.51 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,205thTop
Most Influential: 2,982ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6,598thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,870thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 14,768thBest Weather: 19,699thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,638thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,933rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 23,340thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,413th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 96th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 267th in the regionMost Influential: 386th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 449th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 676th in the regionBest Weather: 681st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 692nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 708th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 741st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 756th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 799th in the region

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