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Largest Gambling Industry: 8,561stMost Pro-Market: 18,528thLargest Mining Sector: 19,613th
The Armed Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Here for the arms race
Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Average

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Octopi

Population118 million

Currencyclam
Animaloctopus

The Armed Republic of Octopi is a very large, socially progressive nation, renowned for its flagrant waste-dumping, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 118 million Octopians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, pro-business government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order and Education also on the agenda, while International Aid and Industry aren't funded at all. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 6.9%.

The strong Octopian economy, worth 6.35 trillion clams a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. Average income is 53,835 clams, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 241,070 per year while the poor average 7,445, a ratio of 32.4 to 1.

There's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving, the might of the entire Octopian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders, and the debts of the father fall upon the son. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Octopi's national animal is the octopus, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Octopi is ranked 158,934th in the world and 23rd in The Maritimes for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 1,006.48 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

Top
5%
Largest Gambling Industry: 8,561stTop
10%
Most Pro-Market: 18,528thLargest Mining Sector: 19,613thMost Avoided: 21,009thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 21,248thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22,892nd
Top
10%
Most Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Octopi was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Octopi, the debts of the father fall upon the son.
  • : Following new legislation in Octopi, the might of the entire Octopian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders.
  • : Following new legislation in Octopi, grannies get pulled over for knitting pullovers while driving.
  • : Following new legislation in Octopi, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Octopi, foreign leaders who don't applaud Leader's speeches are regarded as enemies of Octopi.
  • : Octopi was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides and Most Pro-Market.
  • : Octopi lodged a message on the The Maritimes Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Octopi, throwing garbage out of your house's front window makes it legally someone else's problem.
  • : Following new legislation in Octopi, the tawdry celebrity gossip section has moved to the front page of most newspapers.

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