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The Computer-simulated society of Othan

“Humanity risen”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Othan

Population5.891 billion

CapitalCilos
Leaderan Undead Reincarnation of River Phoenix

CurrencyCryptobuck
AnimalOthanian Sea Trouticorn

The Computer-simulated society of Othan is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by an Undead Reincarnation of River Phoenix with a fair hand, and notable for its parental licensing program, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 5.891 billion Oths are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Environment, and Welfare are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cilos. The average income tax rate is 89.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Othanian economy, worth 707 trillion Cryptobucks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 120,027 Cryptobucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Too many hyper-intelligent chefs can spoil the allegorical broth, citizens are strongly encouraged to breathe less so as to limit the carbon footprint, excited shovel-bearing geeks wander the countryside, and the nation was recently voted "most likely to betray its allies". 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 5,641st in the world and 312th in Lazarus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 94.97 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

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Most Influential: 3,009thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,381stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,780thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,919thLargest Welfare Programs: 4,554thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,541stLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,641stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,205thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,455thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,556thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,665thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,218thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,771stNicest Citizens: 7,854thSmartest Citizens: 8,378thMost Compassionate Citizens: 8,387thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,880thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,946thBest Weather: 8,960thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,343rdNudest: 9,419thMost Inclusive: 9,597thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,684thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,911thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,181stTop
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Most Cultured: 10,690thHealthiest Citizens: 10,720thMost Pacifist: 10,989thMost Secular: 11,542ndLargest Governments: 11,768thMost Developed: 11,780thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,847thSafest: 12,951stLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,249thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,346thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,450thLowest Crime Rates: 19,776th
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 87th in the regionMost Influential: 99th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 187th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 247th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 256th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 312th in the regionNudest: 350th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 360th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 361st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 365th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 371st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 372nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 372nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 375th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 397th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 399th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 411th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 428th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 449th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 502nd in the regionBest Weather: 511th in the regionMost Inclusive: 519th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 538th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 548th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 561st in the regionMost Pacifist: 563rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 572nd in the regionMost Stationary: 602nd in the regionMost Secular: 611th in the regionMost Cultured: 627th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 629th in the regionMost Developed: 679th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 680th in the regionSafest: 713th in the regionLargest Governments: 726th in the region

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