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The United Socialist Republic of Ovisterra

“Licentia, justica, veneriato”

Category: Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Power

Location: Vissella


The United Socialist Republic of Ovisterra is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Sheepman with an even hand, and remarkable for its irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, intelligent population of 8.803 billion Ovisterrans enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of the Environment, Social Equality, and Education. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Baa. The average income tax rate is 67%, and even higher for the wealthy. The private sector is almost wholly made up of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out.

The fire protection service is wholly government-funded, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, and gambling is outlawed. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is crippling. Ovisterra's national animal is the sheep, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, its national religion is idk man, and its currency is the viaticus.

Ovisterra is ranked 5th in Vissella and 111,248th in the world for Lowest Unemployment Rates, scoring -386 on the Workforce Participation Versus Theoretical Maximum Metric.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 24 days ago

  • 1 day 20 hours ago: Ovisterra fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • 19 days ago: Ovisterra was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • 28 days ago: Ovisterra lodged a message on the Vissella Regional Message Board.
  • 28 days ago: Ovisterra fell out of the regional Top 10% for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 31 days ago: Ovisterra fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Rebellious Youth.
  • 50 days ago: Ovisterra's influence in Vissella fell from "Superpower" to "Power".
  • 51 days ago: Ovisterra relocated from Balder to Vissella.
  • 51 days ago: Ovisterra was refounded in Balder.
  • 66 days ago: Ovisterra ceased to exist.
  • 77 days ago: Ovisterra was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens (last census: Top 5%).


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