The Odessan Empire has a mixed economy with huge gap in income. Tax incentives are given to families with Romano-Slavic children, ethic Odessans (descendants of Ukrainians and Russians from the former Odessan Oblast) and ethnic Moldovans.
Ukrainians, Russians and Odessans Edit
Since the formation of the Republic in 2019, Ukrainian language and culture has been nearly completely wiped out. Most Odessans are now a mix of Russian and Ukrainian and only speak Russian. In the 2045 census, over 150,000 people said Ukrainian was their native language not much change since its independence. But the 2060 census found that most of the former Ukrainian speakers had fled the country and only 36,000 speakers remain.
The Moldovan language has actually increased in population since being invaded by the Odessans. Even though
The Romano-Slavs Edit
As with the Republic, ethnic mixing has been highly supported. The term "Romano-Slav" originally meant someone who was a mix of Ukrainian/Russian and Moldovan/Romanian, but it has extended to mean anyone who is a mix of the empire's four recognised ethnic groups; Odessans, Romanians (includes Moldovans), Bulgars (various Bulgarian ethnic groups) and Hellenes (various Greek ethnic groups). Under a government program known as "Project Odeshenko", millions of people have been moved out of their homes in small numbers and moved across the empire to different regions. The reasoning behind this is to create large multicultural areas of Greeks, Romanians, Bulgarians, etc. that will lead to the groups mixing to create a new race known as "Romano-Slav" or "Odessans". At the current rate the government has projected that the entire country will be Romano-Slavic by the year 2130.