by Max Barry

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Most Influential: 214th Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,426th Most Pacifist: 1,870th
The Federated States of
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The Federated States of Ovsterland is a massive, safe nation, notable for its keen interest in outer space, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and complete lack of prisons. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.611 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, liberal, socially-minded, 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 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ovsterlandian economy, worth 397 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 152,183 catcoon tails, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rioting during the nation's hosting of ORDER caused one million catcoon tails of property damage, Ovsterland has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony. 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 9,066th in the world and 61st in The Communist Bloc for Nudest, with 219 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most Influential: 214thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,426thTop
Most Pacifist: 1,870thBest Weather: 2,084thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,350thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,501stNicest Citizens: 2,556thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,586thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,766thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,767thMost Developed: 2,815thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,971stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,124thMost Inclusive: 3,258thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,380thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,969thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,986thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,280thSmartest Citizens: 4,638thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,089thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,236thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,819thHealthiest Citizens: 6,746thMost Secular: 7,162ndSafest: 7,169thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,216thHighest Drug Use: 7,675thLargest Governments: 8,060thLowest Crime Rates: 8,071stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,656thTop
Nudest: 9,066thHighest Average Incomes: 11,316thMost Efficient Economies: 13,414thMost Advanced Public Transport: 15,088thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 15,998thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,715th
Most Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 31st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 31st in the regionBest Weather: 40th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 49th in the regionMost Pacifist: 53rd in the regionNudest: 61st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 68th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 72nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 78th in the regionMost Developed: 78th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 78th in the regionNicest Citizens: 78th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 82nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 85th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 86th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 87th in the region

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