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

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: the South Pacific

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United Federated States of Omega

Population10.04 billion

CapitalImperium
LeaderElector Primo

CurrencyCredit
AnimalSnow Owl

The Electorate of United Federated States of Omega is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Elector Primo with a fair hand, and remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, pith helmet sales, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 10.04 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, Healthcare, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperium. The average income tax rate is 9.3%.

The very strong Omegean economy, worth a remarkable 1,200 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 119,544 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.3 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 35,214th in the world and 1,046th in the South Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 70.73 on the Human Development Index.

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Most Influential: 1,063rdTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 3,136thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,809thHighest Disposable Incomes: 5,467thLargest Retail Industry: 6,443rdSafest: 6,602ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 9,108thTop
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Most Inclusive: 11,514thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,632ndHighest Economic Output: 13,788thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,141stSmartest Citizens: 14,671stHealthiest Citizens: 14,869thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,059thMost Cultured: 19,644thMost Pacifist: 20,212thMost Beautiful Environments: 20,334thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,355thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,548th
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Most Influential: 105th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 108th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 114th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 134th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 185th in the regionSafest: 229th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 251st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 265th in the regionLargest Populations: 278th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 363rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 386th in the regionTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 426th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 445th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 460th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 543rd in the regionMost Cultured: 574th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 619th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 631st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 638th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 646th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 648th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 737th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 764th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 764th in the regionMost Stationary: 771st in the region

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