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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27th Most Influential: 119th Most Secular: 1,436th
The Federated States of
Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence
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Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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The Federated States of Ovsterland is a massive, safe nation, notable for its complete lack of prisons, sprawling nuclear power plants, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.584 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 medium-sized, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare also on the agenda, while Defense and Law & Order aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Portstead. The average income tax rate is 78.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ovsterlandian economy, worth 220 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 led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 139,071 catcoon tails, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

There's never enough space in space, the Ovsterland Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, and the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence. 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 149,133rd in the world and 8,042nd in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -139.68 on the Hayek Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 27thMost Influential: 119thMost Secular: 1,436thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,855thMost Pacifist: 2,426thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,905thBest Weather: 3,073rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,246thNicest Citizens: 3,297thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,089thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,337thMost Inclusive: 4,393rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,431stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,507thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,554thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,657thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,848thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,273rdMost Developed: 5,275thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,384thSmartest Citizens: 6,255thMost Politically Free: 6,833rdLargest Welfare Programs: 7,116thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,523rdSafest: 7,753rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,884thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 9,065thLowest Crime Rates: 10,444thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,627thNudest: 11,849thMost Extreme: 12,932ndLargest Governments: 12,961stHighest Average Incomes: 14,031stMost Income Equality: 14,356thHighest Average Tax Rates: 15,670th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 26th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionMost Secular: 65th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 89th in the regionMost Pacifist: 102nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 134th in the regionBest Weather: 138th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 147th in the regionNicest Citizens: 153rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 193rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 195th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 208th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 225th in the regionMost Politically Free: 227th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 232nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 235th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 240th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 241st in the regionMost Inclusive: 249th in the regionMost Developed: 262nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 271st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 315th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 336th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 347th in the regionSafest: 356th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 384th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 396th in the regionNudest: 406th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 447th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 461st in the regionLargest Governments: 526th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 582nd in the regionMost Extreme: 591st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 633rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 837th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ovsterland was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs and Most Extensive Public Healthcare and the Top 10% for Most Extreme, Highest Average Tax Rates, and Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • : 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, there's never enough space in space.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, counselors have to sign pledges supporting gay rights before they can speak to any patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Ovsterland, no one born in Ovsterland can fix a leaky faucet.

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