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Largest Retail Industry: 162nd Rudest Citizens: 455th Highest Disposable Incomes: 617th
The Sheriff of
Corporate Police State
Sometimes someone just needs some help.
Influence
Apprentice
Sheriff Op
Region
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Opstan

Population4.709 billion

CapitalYoupon
LeaderOppy boi
FaithBaptism

Currencyshard
AnimalPretty Blu Birb

The Sheriff of Opstan is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Oppy boi with an iron fist, and notable for its daily referendums, irreverence towards religion, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.709 billion Opstanians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Youpon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Opstanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,474 trillion shards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 313,098 shards, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,150,895 per year while the poor average 60,231, a ratio of 19.1 to 1.

Economists claim no news is good news, supermarket milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets, girls who wear lipstick are berated for pandering to male gazes, and the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Opstan's national animal is the Pretty Blu Birb, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Baptism.

Opstan is ranked 146,687th in the world and 2,080th in Yuno for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -13 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 162ndRudest Citizens: 455thHighest Disposable Incomes: 617thFattest Citizens: 635thMost Avoided: 650thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 678thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 784thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 833rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 876thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 921stLargest Insurance Industry: 1,104thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,173rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,339thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,478thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,523rdTop
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Largest Mining Sector: 1,638thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,742ndMost Armed: 1,896thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,525thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,966thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,980thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,039thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,212thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3,559thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,803rdLargest Governments: 6,036thSmartest Citizens: 6,112thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,138thLargest Black Market: 6,176thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,056thMost Efficient Economies: 7,815thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,613thMost Influential: 11,138thMost Conservative: 11,959thLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,339thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 15,334th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 12th in the regionMost Stationary: 13th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 16th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 23rd in the regionMost Conservative: 29th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 32nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Developed: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 69th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 76th in the regionLargest Populations: 84th in the regionMost Secular: 97th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 110th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 118th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 148th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Opstan lodged a message on the Yuno Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, girls who wear lipstick are berated for pandering to male gazes.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, supermarket milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, roads are often attended by round-the-clock construction crews.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the Region Name Regional Message Board.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the The Democratic Republic Regional Message Board.
  • : Opstan agreed to construct embassies between Yuno and Storyteller Kingdom.
  • : Opstan was endorsed by The Federation of Roslyn Island.

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