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The Computer-simulated society of Othan

“Humanity risen”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Othan

Population6.33 billion

CapitalCilos
Leaderan Undead Reincarnation of River Phoenix

CurrencyCryptobuck
AnimalOthanian Sea Trouticorn

The Computer-simulated society of Othan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by an Undead Reincarnation of River Phoenix with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, soft-spoken computers, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.33 billion Oths hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cilos. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Othanian economy, worth 768 trillion Cryptobucks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 121,384 Cryptobucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Glamping Oths won't sleep in a tent that doesn't include a Jacuzzi, pandemics are over and done with by the time it takes to pass the nation's stringent border security, the volume of paperwork used to complete a single environmental assessment defeats the purpose, and frat-house partying has become the national pastime. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Othan's national animal is the Othanian Sea Trouticorn, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Othan is ranked 11,278th in the world and 469th in Lazarus for Nudest, with 218.75 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,928thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,135thMost Influential: 3,266thMost Valuable International Artwork: 3,786thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,032ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,634thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,012thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,589thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,624thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,696thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,050thMost Developed: 6,185thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,478thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,740thNicest Citizens: 7,365thBest Weather: 7,427thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,502ndMost Rebellious Youth: 7,521stSmartest Citizens: 7,698thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,707thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,740thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,100thMost Inclusive: 8,559thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,627thMost Pacifist: 9,679thHealthiest Citizens: 10,267thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,409thMost Cultured: 10,467thSafest: 10,784thMost Secular: 10,835thLargest Governments: 10,858thTop
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Nudest: 11,278thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,642ndHighest Poor Incomes: 11,841stMost Subsidized Industry: 16,153rdLowest Crime Rates: 17,246th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 86th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 134th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 158th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 224th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 237th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 247th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 296th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 302nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 302nd in the regionMost Developed: 307th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 313th in the regionNicest Citizens: 337th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 338th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 357th in the regionBest Weather: 364th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 366th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 376th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 379th in the regionTop
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Most Inclusive: 413th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 416th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 417th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 451st in the regionNudest: 469th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 484th in the regionMost Pacifist: 487th in the regionMost Stationary: 526th in the regionSafest: 558th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 573rd in the regionMost Cultured: 582nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 600th in the regionMost Secular: 602nd in the regionLargest Governments: 614th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 625th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 628th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 640th in the region

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