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The United States of Odus

“In God is Our Trust”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Thaecia

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Odus

Population424 million

Currencydollar
Animalbald eagle

The United States of Odus is a huge, safe nation, notable for its anti-smoking policies, strictly enforced bedtime, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 424 million 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8.9%.

The Odusian economy, worth 28.6 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 67,562 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 7.9 times as much as the poorest.

An underground movement of cigarette smokers has sprung up in response to a government ban, funny-looking kids are stood at the front of the classroom for everybody to point and laugh at, builders across Odus are blocked up with orders for new public loos, and a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army. Crime, especially youth-related, is well under control. Odus's national animal is the bald eagle, which can occasionally be seen dodging aircraft in the nation's cities.

Odus is ranked 23,555th in the world and 41st in Thaecia for Most Politically Free, scoring 78 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5,873rdTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,989th
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Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 20th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 21st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Odus published "Odus - Economics" (Meta: Gameplay).
  • : Odus published "Odus - Government" (Factbook: Overview).
  • : Odus altered its national flag.
  • : Odus's influence in Thaecia rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Odus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Odus, a typical fast food menu item could serve a small army.
  • : Odus's influence in Thaecia fell from "Sprat" to "Minnow".
  • : Odus's influence in Thaecia rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : Following new legislation in Odus, builders across Odus are blocked up with orders for new public loos.
  • : Following new legislation in Odus, funny-looking kids are stood at the front of the classroom for everybody to point and laugh at.

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