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The Commonwealth of The Greater Ohio Valley

“Hey, it's up to us to take out Umbrella.”

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

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: Thaecia

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The Greater Ohio Valley

Population16.298 billion

CapitalColumbus
LeaderTravis Wood

CurrencyDollar
AnimalCardinal

The Commonwealth of The Greater Ohio Valley is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Travis Wood with a fair hand, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, daily referendums, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 16.298 billion Ohioans hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Healthcare, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Columbus. The average income tax rate is 97.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Ohioan economy, worth a remarkable 3,221 trillion Dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 197,649 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Legal contracts aren't worth the paper they're written on, minorities play dumb to get more welfare payments, private pharmacies close down as medicinal drugs are given away freely by the government, and the lasting legacy of the current generation is a million years of buried radioactivity. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Greater Ohio Valley's national animal is the Cardinal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Greater Ohio Valley is ranked 187,878th in the world and 350th in Thaecia for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -8.83 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,167thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,277thHighest Drug Use: 1,845thMost Cultured: 1,950thTop
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Most Developed: 2,412thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,640thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,732ndSafest: 2,745thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,817thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,846thLargest Governments: 2,926thSmartest Citizens: 3,160thHealthiest Citizens: 3,332ndHighest Economic Output: 3,695thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,700thMost Influential: 3,713thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,731stLowest Crime Rates: 3,824thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,844thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,148thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,487thMost Inclusive: 4,546thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,698thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,771stLeast Corrupt Governments: 4,855thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,929thNicest Citizens: 4,980thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,454thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,961stHighest Average Incomes: 6,515thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,544thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,721stBest Weather: 8,592ndNudest: 8,835thTop
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Largest Populations: 10,491stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,519thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,955thMost Pacifist: 13,079thMost Secular: 13,211thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,821stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,680thMost Efficient Economies: 16,981st
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 9th in the regionMost Inclusive: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 16th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 16th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19th in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionBest Weather: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 28th in the regionMost Stationary: 28th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 30th in the regionMost Secular: 36th in the regionMost Politically Free: 38th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 39th in the region

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