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Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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United Federated States of Omega

Population10.51 billion

CapitalImperium
LeaderElector Primo

CurrencyCredit
AnimalSnow Owl

The Electorate of United Federated States of Omega is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Elector Primo with a fair hand, and remarkable for its triple-decker prams, pith helmet sales, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 10.51 billion Omegeans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperium. The average income tax rate is 9.4%.

The strong Omegean economy, worth a remarkable 1,244 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Retail, and Woodchip Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 118,451 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

Evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, the nation's biggest export is stupidity, the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue", and hand-to-hand combat experience is udderly essential for all dairy ranchers. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United Federated States of Omega's national animal is the Snow Owl, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

United Federated States of Omega is ranked 39,025th in the world and 1,201st in the South Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 19.87 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Influential: 3,006thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,119thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,761stHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,460thSafest: 6,703rdLargest Retail Industry: 7,202ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10,103rdTop
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Most Inclusive: 11,806thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,813thHighest Economic Output: 13,523rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,565thSmartest Citizens: 14,743rdHealthiest Citizens: 15,425thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,078thMost Pacifist: 19,685thMost Cultured: 19,734thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,482ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,561stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,661stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 22,109thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,128thMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,464th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 112th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 113th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 132nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 211th in the regionSafest: 237th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 257th in the regionLargest Populations: 275th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 306th in the regionMost Influential: 362nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 380th in the regionMost Inclusive: 417th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 442nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 448th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 511th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 575th in the regionMost Cultured: 577th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 687th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 696th in the regionMost Stationary: 713th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 721st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 723rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 749th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 773rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 820th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 844th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 853rd in the region

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