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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,845th Largest Welfare Programs: 3,085th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,384th
The Socialist Five Peoples Union of
Left-wing Utopia
Gezamenlijke arbeid geeft gezamenlijk profijt
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Oostland

Population9.55 billion

CapitalSjoetsjanggo

Currencyguilder
Animalox

The Socialist Five Peoples Union of Oostland is a colossal, cultured nation, remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The democratic population of 9.55 billion Oostlanders are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sjoetsjanggo. The average income tax rate is 83.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Oostlander economy, worth 847 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 Automobile Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Uranium Mining, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 88,762 guilders, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government tries to improve relations with hostile countries by sending gift baskets, kids laugh off vandalism and arson as "just fun", retirement homes are often fitted with luxurious suites, and the automotive industry soaks up huge government handouts. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oostland's national animal is the ox.

Oostland is ranked 37,486th in the world and 114th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 91.83 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,845thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,085thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,384thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,619thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,778thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,147thMost Stationary: 7,236thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,083rdMost Politically Free: 9,122ndMost Rebellious Youth: 9,220thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,442ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,298thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,512thMost Income Equality: 15,252ndHighest Poor Incomes: 16,133rdMost Pacifist: 16,305thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,358thHighest Economic Output: 16,673rdSafest: 17,470th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 9th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 15th in the regionTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Oostland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Oostland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Oostland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Oostland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Oostland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Oostland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Safest.
  • : Oostland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Most Zombies.
  • : Oostland was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Principality of East Alsace, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Oostland was struck by a Mk IV (Pacifier) Cure Missile from The Principality of East Alsace, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Oostland was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from Huggary, curing 1 million infected.

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