by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 377thMost Influential: 1,421stMost Pacifist: 1,628th
The Federal Republic of
Democratic Socialists
Guys, the civil rights should be going up, not down!
The Federal Council
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.962 billion

LeaderThe Federal Council


The Federal Republic of Oyste is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by The Federal Council with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, complete lack of prisons, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.962 billion Oysteans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cambridge. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Oystean economy, worth 293 trillion Oysters a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 149,349 Oysters, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Most citizens in Oyste are abject pyrophobes after extremely graphic pamphlets were mailed nationwide by the government, the law says it's okay to sell a bomb to a terrorist so long as they promise not to detonate it, the government is spending billions of taxpayer Oysters to support "struggling" industries, and the study of medicine is popular throughout Oyste. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oyste's national animal is the Oyster, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Oyste is ranked 224,176th in the world and 1,409th in 10000 Islands for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -388.39 on the Hayek Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 377thMost Influential: 1,421stMost Pacifist: 1,628thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,647thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,907thSafest: 2,010thNicest Citizens: 2,054thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,099thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2,403rdMost Inclusive: 2,580thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,951stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,014thHealthiest Citizens: 3,038thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,314thMost Developed: 3,550thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,797thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,924thBest Weather: 3,971stLowest Crime Rates: 4,148thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,291stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,461stSmartest Citizens: 4,739thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,888thLargest Governments: 5,647thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,098thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7,151stLargest Publishing Industry: 7,720thMost Cultured: 8,112thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,780thMost Efficient Economies: 9,045thMost Secular: 9,286thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,652ndTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,865thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21,170th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 36th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 36th in the regionMost Pacifist: 39th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 40th in the regionSafest: 41st in the regionNicest Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 52nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionMost Inclusive: 57th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 63rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 65th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 66th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 67th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 67th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 70th in the regionTop
Most Developed: 76th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 81st in the regionLargest Governments: 81st in the regionBest Weather: 83rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 83rd in the regionMost Influential: 90th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 96th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 102nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 112th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 114th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 119th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 135th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 140th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 145th in the region

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