“Truth. Love. Liberty.”
|Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: the Rejected Realms
The Confederate States of Olthenia is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by President Phanomyang with an even hand, and notable for its irreverence towards religion, surprisingly youthful workforce, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 11.576 billion Olthenians 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.
The medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Environment, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cao Lan. The average income tax rate is 52.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The large but underdeveloped Olthenian economy, worth 669 trillion chelons a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Trout Farming, and Information Technology. Average income is 57,802 chelons, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.
Fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets, the 'kind of scrawny' 500 meter hurdle is a popular event, loans are available for students from poor families, and government officials frequently cut taxes as a distraction from antics with their secretaries. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Olthenia's national animal is the macaw, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Taoism.
Most Recent Government Activity: 1 day ago
- 4 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 1%).
- 15 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 1%).
- 19 days ago: Olthenia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Public Transport Department.
- 25 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist (last census: Top 10%).
- 54 days ago: Olthenia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Public Sector.
- 65 days ago: Olthenia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Police Ratios.
- 71 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 5%).
- 109 days ago: Olthenia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Dedicated Public Healthcare.
- 116 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
- 118 days ago: Olthenia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most World Assembly Endorsements.