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The Holy Empire of Dr Owl

“Hoot”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Good

Regional Influence: Hermit

Location: Owl

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Dr Owl

Population2.629 billion

CurrencyHoot
AnimalOwl

The Holy Empire of Dr Owl is a massive, safe nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed population of 2.629 billion Dr Owlians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Defense. The average income tax rate is 18.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The large but inefficient Dr Owlian economy, worth 112 trillion Hoots a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Basket Weaving, Arms Manufacturing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 42,843 Hoots, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller, the tenet of free speech is held dear, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, and seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Dr Owl's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Dr Owl is ranked 154,408th in the world and 1st in Owl for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -5.29 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 17,327th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Dr Owl's influence in Owl rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Dr Owl was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Following new legislation in Dr Owl, seven-year-olds debate for weeks on the merits of the Oxford comma.
  • : Following new legislation in Dr Owl, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Following new legislation in Dr Owl, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in Dr Owl, the latest Harry Potter book is a bestseller.
  • : Following new legislation in Dr Owl, homophobia is off the menu.
  • : Dr Owl's influence in Owl fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Dr Owl appointed Epic hoot as Secondary Hoot with authority over Appearance, Communications, Embassies, and Polls in Owl.
  • : Dr Owl lodged a message on the Owl Regional Message Board.

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