The Republic of Otterner is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Joseph Sleek with a fair hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, restrictive gun laws, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic, humorless population of 6.304 billion Otternerns enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Otternash. The average income tax rate is 69.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The thriving Otternern economy, worth 569 trillion Otternern Pounds a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Gambling, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 90,401 Otternern Pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.
The police double as repo men, crowds of flag-burning protesters tend to accidentally become crowds of burning protesters, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, and the Otternern Babysitters Club has proven to be a huge relief to stressed-out parents across the nation. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Otterner's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Otterner was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Oena and Sandy Island.
- : Otterner was endorsed by The Republic of Alevistan.
- : Otterner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
- : Otterner was endorsed by The Scientific Powerhouse of Dark Matter.
- : Otterner was endorsed by The Imperia of Romaian.
- : Otterner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
- : Otterner was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
- : Otterner endorsed The United Kingdom of Silvecia.
- : Otterner was endorsed by The United Kingdom of Silvecia.
- : Otterner was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
Endorsements Received: 43 » Mynox, North of Americas, The City-State of Vienna, The Seven Provinces, Imperium Anglorum, The Lion of Damascus, Foucaults garden, GeneralStalin, Angloden, Jenesia, Bearhinoland, Agrase, AirstripZero, Cha0sNation, Basque Dominion, Woschia, Wombelland, Dacian Freelands, Lovisa, Venetoland, Lexembourg, Allisonium, Fossekallen, Bohomo, Continental Social Democrats, Slavorussia, Templar Republic, DGAF No-2, The New Nordic Union, An Clar, Troltovia, Outer Sparta, Einswenn, Myrenia, New Wirral, Fenian Provinces, Stiernmark, The Republic of Aqwsa, Silvecia, Romaian, Dark Matter, Alevistan, and Oena and Sandy Island.