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Most Influential: 224th Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,515th Safest: 5,535th
The State of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Nakh drokh braha Satrehaar
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population7.876 billion

LeaderRikard Vulf Dorias

AnimalMountain Jay

The State of Ostehaar is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Rikard Vulf Dorias with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, parental licensing program, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, democratic population of 7.876 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 66.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Oster economy, worth 580 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 73,659 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 34,130th in the world and 91st in The Western Isles for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 66.76 Effective Tax Rate.

Most Influential: 224thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,515thSafest: 5,535thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,601stTop
Most Stationary: 8,914thBest Weather: 8,986thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,319thMost Secular: 9,658thNicest Citizens: 9,921stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,262ndLongest Average Lifespans: 12,425thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,814thMost Pacifist: 14,060thSmartest Citizens: 14,274thHealthiest Citizens: 15,366thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,366th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 6th in the region

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