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Most Influential: 288th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,848th Safest: 5,641st
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Democratic Socialists
Nakh drokh braha Satrehaar
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Population5.848 billion

LeaderRikard Vulf Dorias

AnimalMountain Jay

The State of Ostehaar is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Rikard Vulf Dorias with an even hand, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, sprawling nuclear power plants, and infamous sell-swords. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.848 billion Osters are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porohare. The average income tax rate is 60.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Oster economy, worth 440 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 75,308 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 25,218th in the world and 101st in The Western Isles for Most Cultured, scoring 81 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Influential: 288thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,848thSafest: 5,641stMost Secular: 8,490thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,889thTop
Nicest Citizens: 10,560thMost Stationary: 10,852ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 12,322ndMost Beautiful Environments: 12,447thBest Weather: 12,868thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,123rdLongest Average Lifespans: 15,465thMost Pacifist: 15,590thSmartest Citizens: 15,865thHealthiest Citizens: 16,416thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,168th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 7th in the regionTop
Safest: 28th in the regionMost Secular: 31st in the region

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