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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,064thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,148thMost Inclusive: 2,456th
The People's Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal
Do What You Will
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population6.211 billion

LeaderDr Moran


The People's Republic of Owans is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Dr Moran with an even hand, and notable for its lack of airports, ban on automobiles, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, humorless population of 6.211 billion Owens enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The relatively small, liberal, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Administration, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Defense and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Owen. The average income tax rate is 30.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Owansian economy, worth a remarkable 1,117 trillion OZZES a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 179,945 OZZES, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees her shadow, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded, and the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire. Crime is totally unknown. Owans's national animal is the chicken, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Owans is ranked 106,492nd in the world and 3,515th in Lazarus for Most Politically Free, scoring 63.81 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,064thLargest Insurance Industry: 2,148thTop
Most Inclusive: 2,456thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,766thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,909thMost Pacifist: 3,395thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,576thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,853rdMost Influential: 4,046thHighest Disposable Incomes: 4,055thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,145thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,475thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4,544thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,824thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,932ndSmartest Citizens: 5,212thMost Developed: 5,640thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,691stNicest Citizens: 7,282ndMost Advanced Public Education: 7,411thMost Efficient Economies: 7,828thMost Secular: 8,313thSafest: 8,936thHighest Average Incomes: 8,952ndMost Cultured: 8,984thMost Income Equality: 9,245thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,164thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,152ndTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,432ndHighest Economic Output: 16,161stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 16,464thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,899thLargest Mining Sector: 17,784thHighest Drug Use: 20,013thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,113thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,715thLargest Governments: 23,135thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23,881st
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 62nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 75th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 83rd in the regionMost Influential: 95th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 116th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 129th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 132nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 143rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 152nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 157th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 173rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 205th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 221st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 231st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 238th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 245th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 249th in the regionMost Developed: 256th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 292nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 323rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 360th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 369th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 383rd in the regionTop
Most Secular: 426th in the regionMost Cultured: 471st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 473rd in the regionSafest: 485th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 510th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 584th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 662nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 703rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 777th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 791st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 816th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Owans, the seventh son of a seventh son is fated to be a millionaire.
  • : Following new legislation in Owans, the amount welfare recipients spend on fertilizer has exploded.
  • : Owans voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Gay Panic defense Ban".
  • : Following new legislation in Owans, there are six more weeks of winter if a northerner sees her shadow.
  • : Following new legislation in Owans, weekly religious services often resemble campaign rallies.
  • : Owans endorsed The Lazarus Home of Galiantus of Americastrailia.
  • : Owans endorsed The Republic of Surd.
  • : Following new legislation in Owans, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Following new legislation in Owans, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • : Owans was endorsed by The Republic of Surd.


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