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The State of Ostehaar

“Nakh drokh braha Satrehaar”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Good
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Instigator

Location: The Western Isles

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Ostehaar

Population9.149 billion

CapitalPorohare
LeaderRikard Vulf Dorias

CurrencyKrota
AnimalMountain Jay

The State of Ostehaar is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Rikard Vulf Dorias with a fair hand, and renowned for its parental licensing program, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 9.149 billion Osters love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porohare. The average income tax rate is 67.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Oster economy, worth 694 trillion Krotas a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 75,921 Krotas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme, the welfare administration's new sweeping authority has forced the poor and needy to shop from pre-approved grocery lists, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, and the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostehaar's national animal is the Mountain Jay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Ostehaar is ranked 8,097th in the world and 5th in The Western Isles for Most Stationary, with 1,530.70735368 Days.

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Most Influential: 184thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,103rdSafest: 5,283rdTop
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Most Stationary: 8,097thBest Weather: 8,159thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,446thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,555thMost Secular: 9,445thNicest Citizens: 9,757thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,399thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,939thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,439thMost Pacifist: 12,807thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,282ndSmartest Citizens: 13,612thHealthiest Citizens: 15,140th
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Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the region

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