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Largest Retail Industry: 152nd Highest Wealthy Incomes: 465th Rudest Citizens: 466th
The Seraphim of
Corporate Police State Halliburton
See all, Know all, Remember all. Only I.
Demigod Oppy
Influence
Vassal
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

Overview Factbook Dispatches Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Opstan

Population5.263 billion

CapitalYoupon
LeaderDemigod Oppy
FaithDyanism

Currencyshard
Animalquelea

The Seraphim of Opstan is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Demigod Oppy with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, keen interest in outer space, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.263 billion Opstanians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Youpon. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Opstanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,694 trillion shards a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Soda Sales. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an amazing 321,884 shards, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,583,390 per year while the poor average 37,366, a ratio of 42.4 to 1.

The "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance, politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them, the country is littered with broken homes, and Violetist maidens who fall for an outsider must leave their violet light districts in shame. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Opstan's national animal is the quelea, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Dyanism.

Opstan is ranked 152,874th in the world and 2,644th in Yuno for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -26.27 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Retail Industry: 152ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 465thRudest Citizens: 466thHighest Disposable Incomes: 557thMost Avoided: 597thFattest Citizens: 605thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 740thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 782ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 807thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 854thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,016thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,036thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,137thHighest Average Incomes: 1,251stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,353rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,400thLargest Mining Sector: 1,518thTop
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Most Armed: 1,703rdLargest Gambling Industry: 1,975thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,344thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,371stMost Subsidized Industry: 2,971stLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,021stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3,043rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,733rdLargest Governments: 5,602ndSmartest Citizens: 5,909thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,408thLargest Black Market: 6,954thMost Influential: 7,477thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,498thHighest Economic Output: 7,535thMost Efficient Economies: 7,535thTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8,566thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,350thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,277th
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Most Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 8th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionLargest Black Market: 12th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 17th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 24th in the regionTop
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Most Developed: 37th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 43rd in the regionMost Conservative: 64th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 67th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 95th in the regionMost Secular: 97th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 138th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 147th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 252nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, Violetist maidens who fall for an outsider must leave their violet light districts in shame.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the The Glorious Nations of Iwaku Regional Message Board.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the Lezzie Regional Message Board.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the The Bar on the corner of every region Regional Message Board.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the The Glorious Nations of Iwaku Regional Message Board.
  • : Opstan lodged a message on the Yuno Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, the country is littered with broken homes.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, politicians sweat as journalists scour internet archives for any mention of them.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, the "boy who cried wolf" policy makes sick people reluctant to call an ambulance.
  • : Following new legislation in Opstan, political activists are routinely executed.

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