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Most Primitive: 2,634thMost Devout: 6,188thMost Stationary: 9,858th
The Far-Seeing Surveillance of
Father Knows Best State
To see all there is in NationStates is to see nothing
Influence
Superpower
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Ancient Observer

Population9.444 billion

CapitalThe Beech Beach House
LeaderTAO the Once Omniscient
FaithANTI-MARSUPIALISM

CurrencyRum Cookie
AnimalTAO Penguin 20160402

The Far-Seeing Surveillance of The Ancient Observer is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by TAO the Once Omniscient with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, fear of technology, and unlimited-speed roads. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 9.444 billion Ancient Observers are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Beech Beach House. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 38.6%.

The strong Demonstrably Observant economy, worth 519 trillion Rum Cookies a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Tourism, and Pizza Delivery. Average income is 55,037 Rum Cookies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 203,105 per year while the poor average 10,522, a ratio of 19.3 to 1.

Polygamy is legal, religious classes are compulsory for all school students, the country is littered with broken homes, and international trade can be a pain to deal with. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Ancient Observer's national animal is the TAO Penguin 20160402 and its national religion is ANTI-MARSUPIALISM.

The Ancient Observer is ranked 81,435th in the world and 5th in Stargate Command for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 38.55 Effective Tax Rate.

Top
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Most Primitive: 2,634thMost Devout: 6,188thMost Stationary: 9,858thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 11,433rdMost Influential: 17,617thHighest Drug Use: 18,588th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Ancient Observer, international trade can be a pain to deal with.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ancient Observer, the country is littered with broken homes.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ancient Observer, religious classes are compulsory for all school students.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ancient Observer, polygamy is legal.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ancient Observer, disability advocates are not amused that they are told to be dependent on Ancient Observers's kindness.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ancient Observer, torture is commonly used to extract information from suspected criminals.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ancient Observer, the Demonstrably Observant Intelligence Agency relies on internet search engines to know what is happening overseas.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ancient Observer, swings are now more popular than see-saws in children's playgrounds.
  • : Following new legislation in The Ancient Observer, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours.
  • : The Ancient Observer was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Father Knows Best State".

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