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Most Influential: 125th Most Secular: 1,101st Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,418th
The Federated States of
Left-wing Utopia
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Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Federated States of Ovsterland is a massive, efficient nation, notable for its state-planned economy, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.251 billion Ovsterlandians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Portstead. The average income tax rate is 88.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ovsterlandian economy, worth 341 trillion catcoon tails a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 151,689 catcoon tails, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, and Ovsterland's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Ovsterland's national animal is the catcoon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Ovsterland is ranked 122,369th in the world and 429th in The Communist Bloc for Largest Retail Industry, scoring -2.79 on the Shrinkwrap Consignment Productivity Index.

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Most Influential: 125thMost Secular: 1,101stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,418thTop
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Most Pacifist: 1,854thBest Weather: 2,216thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,313thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,498thNicest Citizens: 2,548thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,655thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,798thMost Developed: 2,802ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,084thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,130thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,201stMost Inclusive: 3,357thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,532ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,868thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,079thSmartest Citizens: 4,610thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,785thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,119thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,398thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,280thHealthiest Citizens: 6,514thSafest: 7,265thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,319thLowest Crime Rates: 8,243rdLargest Governments: 8,308thTop
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Nudest: 9,020thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,095thHighest Average Incomes: 11,096thHighest Drug Use: 11,096thMost Efficient Economies: 12,296thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 14,674thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,161stMost Subsidized Industry: 16,323rd
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionMost Secular: 33rd in the regionBest Weather: 38th in the regionMost Pacifist: 45th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 48th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 52nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 63rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 63rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 64th in the regionMost Developed: 65th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 71st in the regionNudest: 72nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 73rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 76th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 76th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 79th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 87th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, Ovsterland's children are widely acknowledged as the most foul-mouthed in the region.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, people accuse the government of being in bed with Big Safety.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, the voyages of obsolete star-trekking satellites on deliberate escape orbits are only just beginning.
  • : Ovsterland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Europeia".
  • : Ovsterland voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Marriage Equality"".
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, the Ovsterland Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, scientists recently cloned the long-extinct feather-bellied catcoon.
  • : Ovsterland voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Freedom Of Language Act".

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