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Most Cultured: 442ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 551stLargest Information Technology Sector: 669th
The Federal Republic of
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Population12.351 billion

LeaderPresident McCormick


The Federal Republic of Oometz is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by President McCormick with an even hand, and renowned for its prohibition of alcohol, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cheerful population of 12.351 billion Oometzians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Sekkandria. The average income tax rate is 2.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oometzian economy, worth a remarkable 4,016 trillion kinas a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 325,170 kinas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire, and couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Oometz's national animal is the raggiana, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Islam.

Oometz is ranked 92,968th in the world and 3,262nd in the West Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,666.64 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Cultured: 442ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 551stLargest Information Technology Sector: 669thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 743rdLargest Publishing Industry: 774thSmartest Citizens: 854thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 895thMost Scientifically Advanced: 915thMost Developed: 925thHealthiest Citizens: 967thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,107thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,264thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,465thHighest Average Incomes: 1,522ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,553rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,557thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,560thMost Influential: 1,690thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,979thLargest Retail Industry: 2,015thTop
Most Armed: 2,188thLowest Crime Rates: 2,436thHighest Economic Output: 2,598thRudest Citizens: 2,693rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,307thNicest Citizens: 4,082ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,289thMost Inclusive: 5,170thLargest Governments: 5,258thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,277thSafest: 5,497thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,947thMost Stationary: 6,067thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,980thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,103rdTop
Most Secular: 12,471stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,263rdMost Advanced Public Education: 14,177thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,081stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,545thLargest Populations: 19,651st
Highest Disposable Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Cultured: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 24th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 25th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 27th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 27th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 31st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 38th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 40th in the regionMost Armed: 49th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 50th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 57th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 57th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 58th in the regionTop
Rudest Citizens: 70th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 74th in the regionMost Stationary: 81st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 82nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 89th in the regionLargest Governments: 94th in the regionNicest Citizens: 96th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 108th in the regionSafest: 122nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 136th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 146th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 148th in the regionLargest Populations: 157th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 265th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 304th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 315th in the regionTop
Most Secular: 339th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 384th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 443rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 541st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Oometz, couples kissing on the street are detained for 'unlawful exchange of genetic material'.
  • : Following new legislation in Oometz, the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire.
  • : Following new legislation in Oometz, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century.
  • : Following new legislation in Oometz, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Oometz was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Oometz, tie-dye has been outlawed for being 'too occult'.
  • : Oometz was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Oometz, worried-looking neonatal nurses are being deployed in place of SWAT teams during dangerous drug busts.
  • : Following new legislation in Oometz, orthopaedics patients often have a bounce in their step.
  • : Following new legislation in Oometz, weapons produced by newly nationalized armaments factories have been found to contain sawdust instead of gunpowder.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 146 » Fujai, Greg Tucker, Oronia, Mathematania, Shaktirajya, Sindria, Fallgriffin, Wyndward, Lynier, Liberillia, Numpties, The Free States of Gotham, Thyrall, The Holy Principality of Saint Mark, DiscGolfLand, BIteland, Kittenlicious, The Undivided, Greynne, Kisovec, Win Mints, Ashkan, Common Good, Wickedly evil people, Champaign, Mirchusko, Gryphonian Alliance, The United Republic of Westend, Avadon, Meist Isle, Barcocoland, Triestine, WyEast, Condonohia, Psikuta, Shaqolandia, Pandaland III, Dalimbar, Denieria, Divina Patriae, Westwind, BoxcarJim, Bran Astor, Papercuts and Skittles, Dreamers for Hope, Ferroia, Grandi Fiori, Twisted Duality, Cryland, Bhang Bhang Duc, and 96 others.Leukogeras, Coung Komands, Toberkuibac, New Democratic Republic of Russia, Maria, Crazy Waters, My Anxiety, Comia Noracon, Sensorland, The United Tribes of Bantai, The Rega, United Adaikes, Glorious Existence, Arnic, Marshalia, Constantinopolisia, Nevafornia, Great Sheriffdom, Fumafuma, Torkvale, Holmani, Tropical Isles, Atheist States of Philippines, Recuecn, Pastern, Granducato Toscana, Bigstickistan, Bova Ptaltand, Pandaland II, Dilber, Rubberduckia, 3kruimels, Saint Philip and Laurence, Big Bad Badger, Fielure, The Fourth Redoubt, Paschalia, Marina Nova, Probablynotverygoodistan, New Belia, Akshireuya, United States of Northern America, Free Radio States, The divisive isolationists, Quevilis, Cro Magnon, Fuentana, Pi Island, New Cerveza, Kalla, Myr Tariniel, The Isle of Burgrass, Sniki, Kiensu, Einherfell, Nieubasria, The Unified Missourtama States, Gracelantia, Arracrania, IndyCar Racing, Eskaton, Av Libertas Vindex, Mediobogdum, Eienn, Plankstein, United Auroran Republic, Hiems, Mercia Regnum, Nas Crustium, Fallen Iron Duke, Estriacea, Anuubis, Saransh, Ahssn, Baleholm, Troodan, Novasamita, The Antarctic Empires, Archonina, Saronistan, Oil and Co Ltd Inc, Surroosia, Qapaq Suyu, Amanohara, Carvell, Volkason, Sirulinuck, Giovanniland, Gastenburg, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, Fars Akyla, Bygone John, Zoran, Aluminum Oxynitride, Sniper Slayers, and The Citizens of Victoria.

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