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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,284thMost Influential: 2,636thLargest Retail Industry: 4,175th
The Federal Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Libertatem, Iustitiae et Potentia
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population883 million

LeaderDevon Mercer

CurrencyOsternian Dollar

The Federal Republic of Osternia is a huge, safe nation, ruled by Devon Mercer with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 883 million Osternians 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 medium-sized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Eastport. The average income tax rate is 38.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Osternian economy, worth 94.3 trillion Osternian Dollars a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Retail, Information Technology, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 106,766 Osternian Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Rude retail employees are now even ruder homeless panhandlers, the military conducts 'training exercises' in prisons, a ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, and Devon Mercer has just been declared ruler of Osternia in an international press conference. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Osternia's national animal is the Eagle, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Osternia is ranked 61,373rd in the world and 2,845th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 2,560.3 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,284thTop
Most Influential: 2,636thLargest Retail Industry: 4,175thMost Valuable International Artwork: 10,113thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,118thTop
Most Developed: 18,166thMost Efficient Economies: 18,229thHighest Disposable Incomes: 18,410thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 18,638thMost Cultured: 21,026thMost Subsidized Industry: 22,174thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,424thHealthiest Citizens: 23,539thLongest Average Lifespans: 23,708thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23,904th
Largest Retail Industry: 204th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 572nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 749th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 850th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 851st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 880th in the regionMost Influential: 881st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 921st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 941st in the regionMost Developed: 987th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 994th in the region

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