|Leader||Rikard Vulf Dorias|
The State of Ostehaar is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Rikard Vulf Dorias with a fair hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 12.329 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 74.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Oster economy, worth 951 trillion Krotas a year, is quite 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 77,190 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ostehaar endorsed The *judges you in pagan* of North Rukonia.
- : Ostehaar was endorsed by The *judges you in pagan* of North Rukonia.
- : Ostehaar endorsed The Free Land of Lesva.
- : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
- : Ostehaar was endorsed by The Free Land of Lesva.
- : Ostehaar endorsed The United Commonwealth of Orsandia.
- : Ostehaar was endorsed by The United Commonwealth of Orsandia.
- : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular.
- : Ostehaar endorsed The Commonwealth of Osemira.
- : Ostehaar was endorsed by The Commonwealth of Osemira.
Endorsements Received: 49 » Miklania, Linaviar, Vancouvia, Verdon, Xrevaro, Athara Magarat, Keomora, Corindia, Noronica, Frencin, Murab, San Montagna, Townside, Chasia, Aruia, Great-Imperialonia, Cosie, Roendavar, Shadolio, Dothrakia, Almorea, Razzgriz, Nhoor, Craiglang, Remodio, Aizcona, Segentova, Serpens Land, Thromsa, Shanzie, Littolyo, Eurania, Insulalia, Essena, Reathwood, Wachoviaa, Ainslie, Dormill and Stiura, Terra Nordica, Einnstadt, Domanania, Hyukai, Corsitilia, Hospitaller West Indies, Denethoria, Osemira, Orsandia, Lesva, and North Rukonia.