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Highest Drug Use: 2,674thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,742ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,295th
The Commonwealth of
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Friendship. Liberty. Happiness.
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Novus Ontariae

Population2.319 billion

CapitalNovus Torontum
LeaderPremier John Doe
Faithsomething or other

Currencydollar
Animalmoose

The Commonwealth of Novus Ontariae is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Premier John Doe with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, parental licensing program, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.319 billion Novus Ontariaeans 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, Administration, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Novus Torontum. The average income tax rate is 72.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Novus Ontariaean economy, worth 271 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 117,116 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again, fruit market traders let their stock spoil rather than reduce their prices at the day's end, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news, and the nation is so apathetic that Novus Ontariaeans can barely find the energy to bring new issues to the government. Crime, especially youth-related, is a serious problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Novus Ontariae's national animal is the moose, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is something or other.

Novus Ontariae is ranked 44,299th in the world and 364th in Artificial Solar System for Most Extreme, scoring 28.83 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Highest Drug Use: 2,674thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,742ndMost Rebellious Youth: 5,295thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,808thNicest Citizens: 6,216thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,664thMost Inclusive: 7,834thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,778thLargest Publishing Industry: 9,326thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,058thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,229thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,172ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 15,527thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,872ndSmartest Citizens: 16,153rdMost Cultured: 16,240thMost Developed: 16,661stMost Subsidized Industry: 17,036thMost Politically Free: 17,091stMost Beautiful Environments: 17,478thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,151stMost Efficient Economies: 18,193rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 18,669thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,506thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 21,327thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22,947thHighest Crime Rates: 23,109thLargest Governments: 23,807th
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Nicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 3rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 7th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21st in the regionLargest Governments: 37th in the regionMost Politically Free: 40th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 44th in the regionRudest Citizens: 46th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 47th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 49th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 57th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 60th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 78th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 81st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 95th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 141st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 145th in the regionNudest: 162nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 174th in the regionMost Pacifist: 180th in the regionBest Weather: 181st in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 323rd in the regionMost Armed: 329th in the regionMost Extreme: 364th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Novus Ontariae, the nation is so apathetic that Novus Ontariaeans can barely find the energy to bring new issues to the government.
  • : Following new legislation in Novus Ontariae, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news.
  • : Following new legislation in Novus Ontariae, fruit market traders let their stock spoil rather than reduce their prices at the day's end.
  • : Following new legislation in Novus Ontariae, children spend all morning taking out a comma and all afternoon putting it back in again.
  • : Following new legislation in Novus Ontariae, even religious militants can be swayed by the power of #love.
  • : Following new legislation in Novus Ontariae, popular candidates who don't suffer last-second political scandals tend to get fished out of the Novus Torontum River.
  • : Following new legislation in Novus Ontariae, light entertainment shows are light on actual entertainment.
  • : Following new legislation in Novus Ontariae, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest-growing field.
  • : Novus Ontariae was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Novus Ontariae, body doubles and armed bodyguards escort witnesses to and from courtrooms.

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