The Holy Imperium of Ostermarch is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Maximilian with an iron fist, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, avowedly heterosexual populace, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.012 billion Imperials are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of El Escorial. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.2%.
The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth a remarkable 3,077 trillion crowns a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 438,845 crowns, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,308,711 per year while the poor average 115,230, a ratio of 11.4 to 1.
Diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left, foreign leaders' Twitcher accounts are monitored for potential threats to national security, flipping a coin to make a decision leads to a referral to Gambling Addiction Services, and conscientious objectors are hanged as traitors. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostermarch's national animal is the demigryph, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Imperial Cult.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ostermarch endorsed The State of Great Winminster.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The State of Great Winminster.
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Federation of Socialist Balkans.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Federation of Socialist Balkans.
- : Ostermarch was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Ostermarch voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Standards On Police Accountability".
- : Ostermarch endorsed The Republic of Sienkahn.
- : Ostermarch was endorsed by The Republic of Sienkahn.
- : Ostermarch voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Regulating Desalination".
- : Ostermarch was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
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