by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 1,200thHealthiest Citizens: 2,153rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,911th
The Republic of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Onera first
Marshal Simon
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population4.428 billion

LeaderMarshal Simon


The Republic of Onera is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Marshal Simon with an iron fist, and notable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 4.428 billion Onerans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ciechanowiec. The average income tax rate is 73.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Oneran economy, worth 760 trillion deniers a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Tourism, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 171,734 deniers, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure, young people avoid opening doors for the elderly with impunity, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings, and doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Onera's national animal is the panther, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Simonist.

Onera is ranked 8,555th in the world and 518th in The East Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 9,065.26 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most Secular: 1,200thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,153rdLongest Average Lifespans: 2,911thBest Weather: 3,350thLowest Crime Rates: 3,992ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,126thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,679thMost Developed: 5,656thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,755thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,903rdMost Influential: 5,961stLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,446thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,677thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,764thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,291stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,555thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,663rdMost Beautiful Environments: 8,848thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,861stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,140thSmartest Citizens: 9,383rdHighest Average Incomes: 9,512thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,753rdTop
Most Efficient Economies: 10,583rdLargest Governments: 11,003rdMost Authoritarian: 13,377thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,479thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,813thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19,069th
Most Secular: 40th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 62nd in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 94th in the regionBest Weather: 100th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 102nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 124th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 128th in the regionMost Developed: 158th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 177th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 187th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 191st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 195th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 199th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 229th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 240th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 246th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 246th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 251st in the regionLargest Governments: 258th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 258th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 262nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 271st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 329th in the regionMost Influential: 384th in the regionMost Stationary: 445th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 495th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 502nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 518th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 534th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 585th in the regionMost Cultured: 587th in the regionLargest Populations: 618th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 635th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 682nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 728th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 849th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 853rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Onera, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick.
  • : Following new legislation in Onera, conductors wield diamond-encrusted batons to fit in with their freshly gilded surroundings.
  • : Following new legislation in Onera, young people avoid opening doors for the elderly with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Onera, naturists are jailed regularly for indecent exposure.
  • : Following new legislation in Onera, ships are encouraged to deliberately run aground onto Oneran beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Onera, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • : Following new legislation in Onera, Renaissance frescos are being chiselled off public walls.
  • : Following new legislation in Onera, people believe that if you teach a man to fish he won't buy fish from you any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Onera, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Following new legislation in Onera, the nation's diplomats shake hands with those whose hands are drenched in the blood of innocents.