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The Confederate States of Olthenia

“Truth. Love. Liberty.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Fair
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Rejected Realms

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The Confederate States of Olthenia is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Phanomyang with an even hand, and notable for its hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 10.81 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Education, and Law & Order. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cao Lan. The average income tax rate is 66%, and even higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Book Publishing industry.

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 the all-pervasive 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, its national religion is Taoism, and its currency is the chelon.

Olthenia is ranked 264th in the Rejected Realms and 17,528th in the world for Best Weather, with 54 Metres of Sunlight Above Expected.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 hours ago

  • 2 hours ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Best Weather (last census: Top 5%).
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Olthenia fell out of the regional Top 10% for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • 28 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Beautiful Environments (last census: Top 5%).
  • 30 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 1% of the region for Most Popular Tourist Destinations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 37 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 50 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 1%).
  • 70 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 10%).
  • 81 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Influential (last census: Top 10%).
  • 84 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Pacifist (last census: Top 5%).
  • 92 days ago: Olthenia was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Rebellious Youth.

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