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Most Influential: 188thSafest: 5,520thMost Stationary: 6,125th
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Ostehaar

Population14.999 billion

CapitalOstertown
LeaderOsterman

CurrencyCoin
AnimalBeast

The Ghost of Ostehaar is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Osterman with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, compulsory military service, and parental licensing program. The compassionate, democratic population of 14.999 billion Osters are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ostertown. The average income tax rate is 75.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Oster economy, worth a remarkable 1,143 trillion Coins a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 76,238 Coins, 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 very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostehaar's national animal is the Beast, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ostehaar is ranked 179,286th in the world and 164th in The Western Isles for Most Extreme, scoring 14.31 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Safest: 5,520thMost Stationary: 6,125thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,654thBest Weather: 6,685thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,772ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,604thNicest Citizens: 11,997thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,230thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,251stMost Secular: 12,372ndMost Advanced Public Education: 12,702ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 13,031stSmartest Citizens: 13,302ndTop
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Highest Food Quality: 15,774thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,414thHealthiest Citizens: 16,745thMost Cultured: 18,129thHighest Economic Output: 18,145thMost Pacifist: 18,976thLowest Crime Rates: 19,311thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 19,483rdLargest Populations: 19,844thHighest Average Tax Rates: 20,264thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,086thMost Inclusive: 21,853rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 22,138thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,673rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 24,487thLeast Corrupt Governments: 24,894th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
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Safest: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 21st in the region

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  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Governments.
  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.

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