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Least Corrupt Governments: 789thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 955thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,130th
The Aquatic Weasels of
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The Otterian Senate
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The Otter Archipelago

Population13.107 billion

CapitalNew Otterton
LeaderThe Otterian Senate


The Aquatic Weasels of The Otter Archipelago is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Otterian Senate with a fair hand, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, otherworldly petting zoo, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.107 billion Otterians 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 relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Otterton. The average income tax rate is 52.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Otterian economy, worth a remarkable 2,584 trillion Abalones 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 major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 197,204 Abalones, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Self-driving cars obey the road rules even during emergencies, there's a mortuary next to every Otterian restaurant, most ambassadors from The Otter Archipelago retire only a few years after being appointed, and the parliament building has installed a revolving door. Crime is totally unknown. The Otter Archipelago's national animal is the Otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

The Otter Archipelago is ranked 1,130th in the world and 1st in GTA Forums for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 32,792.06 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Least Corrupt Governments: 789thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 955thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,130thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,239thMost Cultured: 1,248thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,632ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,681stTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,921stHighest Poor Incomes: 2,257thSmartest Citizens: 2,264thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,441stMost Inclusive: 2,445thMost Efficient Economies: 2,806thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,176thMost Developed: 3,217thMost Pacifist: 3,317thNicest Citizens: 3,702ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,368thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,399thHighest Economic Output: 4,850thMost Secular: 5,266thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,862ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,440thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,762ndSafest: 7,095thMost Influential: 7,255thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,305thHighest Drug Use: 8,169thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,636thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 11,853rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,033rdNudest: 13,279thLargest Governments: 13,813thMost Politically Free: 14,313thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,165thLargest Populations: 16,227thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,052nd
Highest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the region

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