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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 504th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 505th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 879th
The Commonwealth of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Don't bother us; Live in peace
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Oskoldia

Population1.819 billion

LeaderBelSon

CurrencyOsk
Animalpanther

The Commonwealth of Oskoldia is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by BelSon with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 1.819 billion Oskolds are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 85.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oskoldian economy, worth 263 trillion Osks a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Woodchip Exports, Furniture Restoration, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 145,022 Osks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The aphorism "there's no need to argue" has been dismissed by Oskolds, the nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets, there's a bustling black market for vegetables, and authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oskoldia's national animal is the panther, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Oskoldia is ranked 153,113th in the world and 5,777th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 11.73 Atheism Rate.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 504thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 505thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 879thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,028thMost Primitive: 1,102ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,576thTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1,875thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,148thLargest Black Market: 3,426thMost Influential: 3,564thMost Ignorant Citizens: 3,960thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4,208thLargest Mining Sector: 4,486thNudest: 4,684thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,867thLowest Crime Rates: 5,901stMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,740thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,884thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,066thMost Authoritarian: 10,415thMost Avoided: 10,459thLargest Governments: 12,486thHighest Average Incomes: 13,891stMost Advanced Public Education: 14,022nd
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Primitive: 34th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 37th in the regionLargest Black Market: 54th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 69th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 70th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 119th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 121st in the regionNudest: 131st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 136th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 139th in the regionMost Avoided: 211th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 223rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 249th in the regionMost Influential: 256th in the regionLargest Governments: 295th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 320th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 339th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 375th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 428th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 493rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 511th in the regionMost Devout: 576th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 613th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets.
  • : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, there's a bustling black market for vegetables.
  • : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, the nation is famous for bravely sending wave after wave of its soldiers until the enemy runs out of bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, the aphorism "there's no need to argue" has been dismissed by Oskolds.
  • : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, one-word headlines are the norm in Oskoldian newspapers.
  • : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, intellectual snobbery has the cognoscenti sneering at anyone who doesn't have an opinion on the semiological drift of Umberto Eco's works.
  • : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Oskoldia endorsed The Protectorate of Opossum Slayer.
  • : Oskoldia was endorsed by The Protectorate of Opossum Slayer.
  • : Following new legislation in Oskoldia, shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes.

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