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The Computer-simulated society of Othan

“Humanity risen”

Category: Civil Rights Lovefest
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus



Population4.153 billion

Leaderan Undead Reincarnation of River Phoenix

AnimalOthanian Sea Trouticorn

The Computer-simulated society of Othan is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by an Undead Reincarnation of River Phoenix with a fair hand, and renowned for its soft-spoken computers, compulsory military service, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.153 billion Oths hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Welfare, Healthcare, and Environment are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cilos. The average income tax rate is 86.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Othanian economy, worth 500 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, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 120,437 Cryptobucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Social networking sites have discussion groups devoted to planning terrorist attacks, Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home, and trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews. Crime is totally unknown. Othan's national animal is the Othanian Sea Trouticorn, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Othan is ranked 83,892nd in the world and 3,329th in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,061.36 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,944thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,238thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,595thMost Influential: 3,842ndLargest Welfare Programs: 4,523rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,608thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,699thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,269thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,577thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,119thNicest Citizens: 7,287thNudest: 7,340thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,729thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,890thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,002ndLargest Publishing Industry: 8,444thSmartest Citizens: 8,933rdMost Inclusive: 8,985thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,014thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,131stMost Pacifist: 9,343rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,600thMost Secular: 9,663rdBest Weather: 9,906thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,988thMost Developed: 10,366thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,392ndHealthiest Citizens: 10,452ndMost Cultured: 10,903rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,063rdHighest Poor Incomes: 11,961stLargest Governments: 12,271stSafest: 12,619thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,417th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 105th in the regionMost Influential: 116th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 167th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 199th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 256th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 284th in the regionTop
Nudest: 296th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 344th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 374th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 377th in the regionNicest Citizens: 396th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 410th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 426th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 448th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 457th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 470th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 475th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 489th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 490th in the regionMost Inclusive: 493rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 494th in the regionMost Secular: 507th in the regionMost Pacifist: 543rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 559th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 568th in the regionMost Developed: 568th in the regionBest Weather: 575th in the region

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