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The Thank you Guys of Owlograd

“Thank you :)” King Owlbrecht Hootington

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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: Europe



Population1.278 billion

CapitalThe Owls Nest
LeaderKing Owlbrecht Hootington

CurrencyOwl Gifs

The Thank you Guys of Owlograd is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by King Owlbrecht Hootington with a fair hand, and remarkable for its lack of airports, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.278 billion Owls hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Owls Nest. The average income tax rate is 82.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Owl economy, worth 103 trillion Owl Gifs a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is 80,664 Owl Gifs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, and the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Owlograd's national animal is the Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Owlism.

Owlograd is ranked 175,981st in the world and 793rd in Europe for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.99 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,402ndTop
Most Influential: 3,195thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,319thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,401stMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,539thMost Pacifist: 5,179thRudest Citizens: 6,646thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,067thNicest Citizens: 7,510thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,796thMost Inclusive: 8,162ndSafest: 10,273rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,681stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,600thBest Weather: 11,660thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 13,956thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,636thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,718thMost Politically Free: 16,905thHealthiest Citizens: 17,417thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,909thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,732ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,017thMost Developed: 19,876thHighest Drug Use: 21,167thMost Advanced Public Transport: 22,967thMost Subsidized Industry: 23,064thLargest Governments: 23,929thSmartest Citizens: 23,948th
Most Politically Free: 26th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 35th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 39th in the regionTop
Highest Drug Use: 79th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 80th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 81st in the regionRudest Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 98th in the region

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