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Most Advanced Public Transport: 289thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 547thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,123rd
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Ostymandia

Population6.124 billion

CapitalSkellefte
LeaderV75-Kungen

Currencyguitar
Animalsamer

The European Capital of Culture of Ostymandia is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by V75-Kungen with a fair hand, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, disturbing lack of elderly people, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 6.124 billion Ostymandians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous, corrupt, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Healthcare, and Public Transport also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skellefte. The average income tax rate is 92.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ostymandian economy, worth 926 trillion guitars a year, is highly specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Book Publishing and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 151,227 guitars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries, there's no cure or sympathy for the common cold, the 'Museum Of Stuff We Stole' is a tourist favourite, and the military maintains a fierce arsenal of 'Cure Missiles'. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ostymandia's national animal is the samer, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Ostymandia is ranked 29,057th in the world and 407th in Europe for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 97.22 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 289thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 547thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,123rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,580thHighest Crime Rates: 2,304thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,529thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,697thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,324thLargest Black Market: 3,442ndMost Avoided: 3,719thMost Subsidized Industry: 4,362ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,070thMost Cultured: 5,555thRudest Citizens: 5,781stMost Influential: 6,224thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,120thMost Armed: 8,555thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,667thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,847thSmartest Citizens: 10,036thLargest Governments: 11,191stTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,058thHighest Food Quality: 14,285thHighest Average Incomes: 14,910thMost Corrupt Governments: 18,345thMost Developed: 22,789thHealthiest Citizens: 23,123rdHighest Economic Output: 23,304thMost Secular: 23,904thMost Inclusive: 24,468thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 25,255th
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 18th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 29th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 39th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 44th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 61st in the regionMost Armed: 62nd in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 70th in the regionMost Politically Free: 73rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 106th in the regionRudest Citizens: 106th in the regionMost Cultured: 113th in the region

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