|Leader||Rikard Vulf Dorias|
The State of Ostehaar is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rikard Vulf Dorias with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, democratic population of 11.075 billion Osters 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 large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Porohare. The average income tax rate is 71.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The strong Oster economy, worth 859 trillion Krotas a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 77,626 Krotas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Members of Parliament operate under a PAYE scheme, the welfare administration's new sweeping authority has forced the poor and needy to shop from pre-approved grocery lists, factories grind to a halt every time there is an election, and the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Ostehaar's national animal is the Mountain Jay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
- : Ostehaar lodged a message on the The Western Isles Regional Message Board.
- : Ostehaar endorsed The Union of Thromsa.
- : Ostehaar was endorsed by The Union of Thromsa.
- : Ostehaar was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
- : Ostehaar endorsed The Republic of New Gibello.
- : Ostehaar was endorsed by The Republic of New Gibello.
- : Ostehaar endorsed The Queendom of Sewochia.
- : Ostehaar endorsed The Realm of Serpens Land.
- : Ostehaar endorsed The Democratic States of North Fulshear.
Endorsements Received: 41 » Miklania, Linaviar, Vancouvia, Verdon, Xrevaro, Athara Magarat, Keomora, Corindia, Central Deimos, Noronica, Michigonia, Frencin, Murab, San Montagna, Townside, Chasia, Aruia, Great-Imperialonia, Orsandia, United Bilenia, Cosie, Roendavar, Shadolio, Dragao do Mar, Dothrakia, Almorea, Razzgriz, Nhoor, Craiglang, Khoreshis, Alteran Republics, Remodio, Aizcona, Shanzie, Segentova, Solaryia, Serpens Land, North Fulshear, Sewochia, New Gibello, and Thromsa.