by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 210th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,815th Safest: 5,522nd
The State of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Nakh drokh braha Satrehaar
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population8.236 billion

LeaderRikard Vulf Dorias

AnimalMountain Jay

The State of Ostehaar is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Rikard Vulf Dorias with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants, frequent executions, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 8.236 billion Osters love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porohare. The average income tax rate is 67.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Oster economy, worth 597 trillion Krotas a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 72,523 Krotas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme, the welfare administration's new sweeping authority has forced the poor and needy to shop from pre-approved grocery lists, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, and the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostehaar's national animal is the Mountain Jay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ostehaar is ranked 14,079th in the world and 66th in The Western Isles for Smartest Citizens, with 74.52 Quips Per Hour.

Most Influential: 210thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,815thSafest: 5,522ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,647thMost Stationary: 8,709thTop
Best Weather: 8,963rdMost Beautiful Environments: 9,209thNicest Citizens: 9,977thMost Secular: 10,142ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,135thLongest Average Lifespans: 12,411thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,932ndMost Pacifist: 13,893rdSmartest Citizens: 14,079thHealthiest Citizens: 15,485thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,139th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 6th in the regionTop
Safest: 20th in the region

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