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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 189th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 335th Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 426th
The Incorporated States of
Capitalist Paradise
For the Corporation.
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend

Oscalantine

Population14.152 billion

CapitalNexus Sector 03
LeaderExecutor Nathanial Nestor Kwon
FaithCorporate Christianity

CurrencyNexus Credit
AnimalTurtle

The Incorporated States of Oscalantine is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Executor Nathanial Nestor Kwon with an even hand, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, daily referendums, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 14.152 billion Corporate Descent are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The tiny, corrupt, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nexus Sector 03. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient of Corporate Descent economy, worth a remarkable 5,725 trillion Nexus Credits a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 404,547 Nexus Credits, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,457,676 per year while the poor average 80,283, a ratio of 18.2 to 1.

Robotic spouses prove to be just as imperfect as flesh and blood ones, all government communication requires the imprimatur of the Truth Police, the government has returned all business to private ownership, and nobody is allowed to stop the local daycare from reading Nietzsche to pre-schoolers. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Oscalantine's national animal is the Turtle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Corporate Christianity.

Oscalantine is ranked 133,678th in the world and 4,734th in Lazarus for Most Authoritarian, with 0.04 Stalins.

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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 189thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 335thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 426thHighest Average Incomes: 436thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 459thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 531stMost Efficient Economies: 557thLargest Insurance Industry: 677thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 713thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 731stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 796thLargest Mining Sector: 817thHighest Economic Output: 862ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 921stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1,028thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,085thMost Avoided: 1,094thLargest Retail Industry: 1,096thRudest Citizens: 1,102ndFattest Citizens: 1,330thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,396thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,588thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,663rdTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 1,729thSmartest Citizens: 1,772ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,920thMost Devout: 2,176thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,564thLargest Gambling Industry: 2,996thLowest Crime Rates: 3,260thLargest Governments: 3,550thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,223rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,763rdMost Cultured: 6,004thLargest Populations: 7,861stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7,949thTop
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Largest Black Market: 9,554thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,142ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,948th
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Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 20th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 21st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 27th in the regionRudest Citizens: 37th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 38th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 42nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 44th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 45th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 45th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 46th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 50th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 54th in the regionMost Avoided: 57th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 57th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 63rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 69th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 84th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 85th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 86th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 88th in the regionMost Devout: 96th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 149th in the regionLargest Governments: 154th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 162nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 225th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 238th in the regionMost Cultured: 262nd in the regionLargest Populations: 279th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 427th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 439th in the regionLargest Black Market: 512th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Oscalantine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Oscalantine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombified and the Top 5% for Most Dead.
  • : Oscalantine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 10% for Most Survivors and Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Oscalantine's influence in Lazarus rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Oscalantine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Oscalantine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Oscalantine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Oscalantine was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
  • : Oscalantine was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Oscalantine was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.

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