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The United Dynastic Republic of Opstan

“*hugs da Yun*” Lil Oppy Boi

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Yuno

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Opstan

Population5.129 billion

CapitalYoupon
LeaderLil Oppy Boi
FaithDyanism

Currencyshard
Animalquelea

The United Dynastic Republic of Opstan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Lil Oppy Boi with an iron fist, and notable for its daily referendums, ubiquitous missile silos, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.129 billion Opstanians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Youpon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Opstanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,630 trillion shards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 317,994 shards, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,534,168 per year while the poor average 38,321, a ratio of 40.0 to 1.

The nation's once beautiful countryside has turned brown as farmers spray potent pesticides, for just a few extra shards Opstanians can get new driving records with their new cars, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-shard charge on their phone bill, and war criminals are given full state funerals. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Opstan's national animal is the quelea, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dyanism.

Opstan is ranked 2,561st in the world and 20th in Yuno for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 154.83 on the Hayek Index.

Top
1%
Largest Retail Industry: 156thRudest Citizens: 448thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 485thHighest Disposable Incomes: 586thFattest Citizens: 615thMost Avoided: 616thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 719thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 800thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 822ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 840thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,078thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,098thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,213thHighest Average Incomes: 1,309thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,376thMost Armed: 1,499thTop
5%
Largest Mining Sector: 1,620thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,621stLargest Gambling Industry: 1,762ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,508thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,561stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,814thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,040thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,072ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,075thLargest Governments: 5,696thSmartest Citizens: 5,827thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,540thMost Efficient Economies: 7,494thTop
10%
Largest Black Market: 7,684thHighest Economic Output: 7,771stMost Influential: 7,889thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,359thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,708thLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,745thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,126thMost Pro-Market: 13,305thMost Conservative: 14,702nd
Top
1%
Largest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 18th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rd in the regionTop
5%
Most Developed: 35th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 47th in the regionMost Conservative: 51st in the regionMost Secular: 98th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 101st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 111th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 131st in the regionTop
10%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 181st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 198th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 220th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Opstan was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Opstan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn North East Somerset".
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the Yuno Regional Message Board.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the Yuno Regional Message Board.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the Yuno Regional Message Board.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the Yuno Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, children often explain to their parents that the Mega Ultimate Sword Fist was worth the thousand-shard charge on their phone bill.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, for just a few extra shards Opstanians can get new driving records with their new cars.
  • : Opstan was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.

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