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Most Authoritarian: 6,229thMost Conservative: 8,955thMost Ignorant Citizens: 13,479th
The Emirate of
Psychotic Dictatorship
God, Homeland, Liberty
Emir Abdel Nour Jasem
Influence
Squire
Ministry of War
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Developing
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Obivan

Population3.556 billion

CapitalObi
LeaderEmir Abdel Nour Jasem
FaithIslam

Currencyguilder
Animalwolf

The Emirate of Obivan is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Emir Abdel Nour Jasem with an iron fist, and renowned for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.556 billion Obivanians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Obi. The average income tax rate is 67.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped Obivanian economy, worth 138 trillion guilders a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Information Technology. Average income is 38,815 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness', an eye for an eye leaves Obivan blind, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices, and Calvinball players are lost for days as they wander the vast halls of their new academies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Obivan's national animal is the wolf, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Islam.

Obivan is ranked 223,782nd in the world and 276th in Oneid for Rudest Citizens, with 15.83 Insults Per Minute.

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Most Authoritarian: 6,229thMost Conservative: 8,955thTop
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 13,479thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21,467thMost Extreme: 23,147th
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Largest Populations: 11th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionMost Influential: 33rd in the regionSafest: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Obivan, Calvinball players are lost for days as they wander the vast halls of their new academies.
  • : Following new legislation in Obivan, shivering secretaries type letters under torrential downpours in open-roof offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Obivan, an eye for an eye leaves Obivan blind.
  • : Following new legislation in Obivan, male friends are often accompanied by a female relative in order to prove their 'straightness'.
  • : Following new legislation in Obivan, arthritic surgeons with tremulous fingers reassure patients that they are in safe hands.
  • : Obivan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Obivan, giggling teens are asked to put their mouths on rubber dolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Obivan, children who display even minimal sporting aptitude are immediately assigned a personal trainer.
  • : Following new legislation in Obivan, sheepish teenagers are making eye contact with their parents for the first time in a decade during state-enforced 'no-phones hour'.
  • : Following new legislation in Obivan, teen boys and girls find stick-figure-aided lectures on their comradestruation emphasises socialist unity more than biology.

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