“In God is Our Trust”
|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Newcomer
|Faith||the Cult of Godsinia|
The United States of Odus is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Adam West with a fair hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, rampant corporate plagiarism, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 2.407 billion Odusians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sunderwich. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.3%.
The strong Odusian economy, worth 169 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Pizza Delivery, Furniture Restoration, and Basket Weaving. Average income is 70,244 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 236,447 per year while the poor average 15,464, a ratio of 15.3 to 1.
Heart attacks are regarded as a coming of age ritual, a girl's success in life is often linked to her performance in beauty pageants, Sunderwich's flashy holiday light displays can be seen from space, and unwary hikers climbing the bluffs of Mount Sunderwich make great practice for foreign snipers. Crime is a problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Odus's national animal is the phoenix, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is the Cult of Godsinia.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Odus's influence in Thaecia rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Odus's influence in Thaecia rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Odus's influence in Thaecia rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Odus changed its national animal to "phoenix" and its leader to "Adam West".
- : Odus relocated from The East Pacific to Thaecia.
- : Odus resigned from the World Assembly.
- : Odus was endorsed by The Ancient Goose Brotherhood of Zukchiva.
- : Odus was endorsed by The Corner of H-Zhena.
- : Odus's influence in The East Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Odus relocated from Auctoritan Commonwealth to The East Pacific.