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Rudest Citizens: 5,052nd Largest Retail Industry: 6,077th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,332nd
The Republican Superstate of
Capitalist Paradise
Loyalty to the Cause, in hand and banner!
Lord Chancellor
Influence
Squire
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Oswain

Population3.453 billion

CapitalVallastela
LeaderLord Chancellor
FaithLutheran Christianity

CurrencyGoldmark
AnimalOswainian Lion

The Republican Superstate of Oswain is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Lord Chancellor with an even hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, compulsory military service, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 3.453 billion Oswainians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vallastela. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 27.0%.

The all-consuming Oswainian economy, worth 313 trillion Goldmarks a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Woodchip Exports, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 90,906 Goldmarks, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 359,862 per year while the poor average 15,528, a ratio of 23.2 to 1.

The government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, the fattest folk in Oswain look to be the happiest ones, all streets are privately owned toll roads, and foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in Oswain. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oswain's national animal is the Oswainian Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Lutheran Christianity.

Oswain is ranked 17,270th in the world and 5th in Hartfelden for Most Pro-Market, scoring 77.67 on the Rand Index.

Top
5%
Rudest Citizens: 5,052ndLargest Retail Industry: 6,077thTop
10%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,332ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,993rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,632ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,411thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,538thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,407thMost Avoided: 16,734thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,742nd
Top
5%
Rudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 5th in the regionTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Oswain was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Oswain, foreigners must sell an arm and a leg to afford surgery in Oswain.
  • : Following new legislation in Oswain, all streets are privately owned toll roads.
  • : Following new legislation in Oswain, the fattest folk in Oswain look to be the happiest ones.
  • : Oswain was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Most Avoided.
  • : Following new legislation in Oswain, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments.
  • : Following new legislation in Oswain, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Following new legislation in Oswain, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Oswain, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song.
  • : Following new legislation in Oswain, the space program has been reduced to Lord Chancellor's nephew playing with a cardboard space shuttle.

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