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Most Influential: 435thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,542ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,074th
The Low-Key Den Mother of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Communists
We forever obey Binary, our sovereign rulers
Influence
Ambassador
WA Delegate
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
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Octal

Population15.932 billion

CapitalCircuit City
LeaderThe Warden
FaithBinarism

CurrencyBit
AnimalSilicite

The Low-Key Den Mother of Octal is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Warden with an even hand, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, smutty television, and digital currency. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 15.932 billion Octans 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Environment, Healthcare, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Circuit City. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Oct economy, worth a remarkable 1,162 trillion Bits a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is solely comprised of the Arms Manufacturing industry. Average income is 72,995 Bits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Advertisers scramble to sponsor the broadcast of The Warden's most personal functions, mandatory electronic currency is a boon for credit card companies and government surveillance, the nation has recently been attributed to the funding of terrorist organisations, and tourists flock to see the giant stone carvings of historical leaders at Mount Rushless. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Octal's national animal is the Silicite, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Binarism.

Octal is ranked 159,369th in the world and 235th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Armed, with 0.27 Weapons Per Person.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,542ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,074thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,526thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,923rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,191stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,860thBest Weather: 7,245thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,337thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,493rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,812thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,629thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 12,963rdLargest Populations: 14,522ndLargest Governments: 15,589thHighest Economic Output: 15,759thMost Stationary: 17,090thSafest: 17,568thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,564thLowest Crime Rates: 20,238thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,088thMost Cultured: 21,371stLargest Welfare Programs: 22,472nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionMost Influential: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13th in the regionTop
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Best Weather: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 16th in the regionMost Average: 17th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionSafest: 31st in the region

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