by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 179thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,871stSafest: 5,139th
The State of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
Nakh drokh braha Satrehaar
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population12.081 billion

LeaderRikard Vulf Dorias

AnimalMountain Jay

The State of Ostehaar is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Rikard Vulf Dorias with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.081 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porohare. The average income tax rate is 75.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Oster economy, worth 923 trillion Krotas a year, is highly specialized and 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 76,403 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 very 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 52,792nd in the world and 93rd in The Western Isles for Highest Average Incomes, with 76,403.21 Standard Monetary Units.

Most Influential: 179thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,871stSafest: 5,139thBest Weather: 6,654thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,887thMost Stationary: 7,015thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,416thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,750thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,045thNicest Citizens: 11,408thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,478thTop
Most Secular: 11,898thSmartest Citizens: 13,398thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,623rdMost Advanced Public Education: 13,795thHealthiest Citizens: 14,985thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,476thMost Cultured: 17,942ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18,042ndLowest Crime Rates: 18,099thMost Pacifist: 18,927thHighest Economic Output: 19,422ndMost Inclusive: 20,328thLeast Corrupt Governments: 20,869thMost Scientifically Advanced: 20,959thHighest Average Tax Rates: 21,223rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,787thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,978thLargest Populations: 22,761st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 5th in the regionTop
Safest: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 19th in the regionMost Secular: 22nd in the region

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