by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 600thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,718thMost Influential: 2,087th
The Federal Republic of
Liberal Democratic Socialists Open-Minded Education State
Guys, the civil rights should be going up, not down!
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom

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Population1.318 billion

LeaderThe Federal Council


The Federal Republic of Oyste is a massive, genial nation, ruled by The Federal Council with a fair hand, and notable for its state-planned economy, compulsory military service, and digital currency. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.318 billion Oysteans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Cambridge. The average income tax rate is 94.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Oystean economy, worth 177 trillion Oysters a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 134,470 Oysters, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity, and Oystean tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oyste's national animal is the Oyster, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Oyste is ranked 85,159th in the world and 765th in 10000 Islands for Most Extreme, scoring 20.39 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 600thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,718thMost Influential: 2,087thTop
Safest: 2,278thMost Pacifist: 2,430thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,434thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,445thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,895thNicest Citizens: 2,901stMost Inclusive: 3,781stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,913thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,957thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,092ndHealthiest Citizens: 4,173rdMost Advanced Public Education: 4,186thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,686thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,994thMost Developed: 5,009thLowest Crime Rates: 5,271stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,479thBest Weather: 5,610thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,614thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,722ndSmartest Citizens: 6,912thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,931stMost Beautiful Environments: 6,971stLargest Governments: 7,299thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,708thMost Secular: 8,684thMost Cultured: 8,770thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,124thTop
Most Income Equality: 12,936thMost Efficient Economies: 14,193rdLargest Publishing Industry: 14,361stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,974thHighest Average Incomes: 17,435thMost Advanced Public Transport: 20,846th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 20th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 37th in the regionSafest: 43rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 47th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 48th in the regionMost Pacifist: 49th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 49th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 52nd in the regionNicest Citizens: 59th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 64th in the regionMost Inclusive: 69th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 70th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 71st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 76th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 79th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 80th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Developed: 87th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 89th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 94th in the regionLargest Governments: 96th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 99th in the regionMost Influential: 102nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 108th in the regionBest Weather: 109th in the regionTop
Most Income Equality: 116th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 117th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 118th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 124th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 136th in the regionMost Secular: 142nd in the regionMost Cultured: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 148th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 190th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 217th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Oyste, Oystean tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode.
  • : Following new legislation in Oyste, enemy navies sail within bombardment range of major coastal cities with impunity.
  • : Following new legislation in Oyste, the government has instituted 'traveller reservations' across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Oyste, citizens can only enjoy the splendor of the natural world in designated 'Majesty Appreciation' zones.
  • : Following new legislation in Oyste, census workers struggle to account for the rapidly increasing number of citizens to tabulate.
  • : Following new legislation in Oyste, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations.
  • : Oyste voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Military Identification Tag Act"".
  • : Following new legislation in Oyste, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police.
  • : Following new legislation in Oyste, family isn't who you're born with but who you abandon in foreign countries.
  • : Following new legislation in Oyste, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 130 » Kuriko, Ignis Cinere, Aspistania, Free Land of Rebellium, The Soylent Green Party, Dustwind, Northern Nivaria, Blogotopia, Tzo, Vivolkha, Myndithos, Better Indonesia, Kaltovar, The African Emirates, Ali Faridi, Karlando, Old Atlantica, Seranis, Kebecois, The Parandeam, Swag Chief Bubba Estate, Generic Country Name That Is Available, Gewisse, The Biggles Syndicate, Anigeto, Future of Mankind, Free Booze, Lower Phlebacite, Zeganas, Mastodonia, Marroc, Isentran, Wysrod, Republic of Nutella, Palman, Anollasia, Eist, Sovereign Research Concerns, Lamborghini Murcielago, St Lennys Island, New Fania, New Udonia, Grimmywelsh, Seantonia, Chip Skylark, Coreras, Juiulia, Stroulia, Zopciria, Danyl, and 80 others.Ferte, Kingdom of New Berlin, Arctic Coalition, Testa, Jimjam Goober, Iontan, Mittal Land, Creeptopia, Meravon, Zeklandia, Flying Eagles, Slaytania, Flex Lexington, Maalemzya, Northern African Sahara, Gluebucket, IslaMond, Germanic and Jewish people, Kyrizstanislav, Ironica Butterfly, Novegia, Libertaritaritaritaria, Tangora, A R V E R N A, New Dracora, Cape Vessey, Grungerock, Tindomelia, Nogalacia, ShadowVoltia, Zyrcrestia, Ishkabibber, Brandenbourg-Anhalt, McFierce, Echocrimsonia, Colonel Terrosit, Anisopterra, QuazaFire, Serlone, Achiotopia, Constantinolia, BRVTOPIA, Valentian Elysium, Graemania, Decent Humans, Ascended Union, Rahatalia, Randopian, Carbo Nation, Xemja, Neojinkotsu, Tamsalin, The Pizza, The Republic of Osea, Alen-roshh, Medetas, Snakeden, Itic, Evertopia, Ehrgeizig, United Kingdom of Selesnia, Rex Republic, Lunador, Mulia Easamandringordia, Greenmont Federation, Leprechaun Gold, Lite-Brites, Republic of Karskarovyt, Eppur, Johnne Green, Kachikawawa, Waitiki, Point Comfort Colony, AciaciaMont, Old Tryst, United North American Islands, Ariree, Liberdon, Islands of Czechia, and Vones Monourakal.

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