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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,986thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,060thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,282nd
The Holy Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Friendship of Nationstates
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Ostellan

Population3.31 billion

CapitalConcordia
LeaderDwight Waldron
FaithChristianity

CurrencyGold
AnimalCow

The Holy Kingdom of Ostellan is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Dwight Waldron with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, devout population of 3.31 billion Ostellanders have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Concordia. The average income tax rate is 93.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ostellandish economy, worth 384 trillion Golds a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 116,215 Golds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Teenagers haven't been seen outdoors since the nation reconnected to the Internet, the stacked neck-ring is this season's hottest fashion item, TV coverage of music festivals consists mostly of backstage interviews, and Dwight Waldron's new android secretary is the latest media darling. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostellan's national animal is the Cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Ostellan is ranked 177,465th in the world and 153rd in The Western Isles for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 13.49 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Largest Welfare Programs: 3,986thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,060thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,282ndNicest Citizens: 4,670thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,031stLowest Crime Rates: 6,135thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,277thHealthiest Citizens: 6,377thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,400thMost Pacifist: 6,546thMost Cultured: 6,638thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,674thLargest Publishing Industry: 6,831stSafest: 7,022ndHighest Food Quality: 7,800thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,015thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,408thBest Weather: 8,883rdMost Advanced Public Education: 8,915thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,052ndMost Developed: 9,454thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,490thLargest Governments: 10,128thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,478thMost Inclusive: 11,349thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,579thMost Efficient Economies: 11,751stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 11,778thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 13,917thMost Cheerful Citizens: 14,341stMost Devout: 20,530thHighest Poor Incomes: 21,113thMost Average: 25,255thLeast Corrupt Governments: 26,771stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27,212th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 12th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Average: 15th in the regionMost Pacifist: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 23rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 25th in the regionSafest: 25th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 25th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ostellan changed its national nation type to "Holy Kingdom".
  • : Following new legislation in Ostellan, Dwight Waldron's new android secretary is the latest media darling.
  • : Ostellan altered its national flag.
  • : Ostellan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "End Collective Punishment".
  • : Following new legislation in Ostellan, TV coverage of music festivals consists mostly of backstage interviews.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostellan, the stacked neck-ring is this season's hottest fashion item.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostellan, teenagers haven't been seen outdoors since the nation reconnected to the Internet.
  • : Following new legislation in Ostellan, the nation's favourite colour is blue (Ostellan has found 1 easter egg).
  • : Ostellan's influence in The Western Isles rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Ostellan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 5 » Nhoor, Aeteros, Veleste, Solaryia, and Hosavan.

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