|Leader||The Federal Council|
The Federal Republic of Oyste is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Federal Council with an even hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space, digital currency, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.351 billion Oysteans are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
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 95.0%.
The frighteningly efficient Oystean economy, worth 181 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 134,549 Oysters, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans, anti-government web sites are springing up, and the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Oyste. 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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Oyste voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Access to Abortion".
- : Following new legislation in Oyste, the contraband cigarette trade is lighting up across Oyste.
- : Oyste endorsed The Most Serene Republic of Free Las Pinas.
- : Oyste was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Free Las Pinas.
- : Oyste altered its national flag.
- : Following new legislation in Oyste, anti-government web sites are springing up.
- : Following new legislation in Oyste, road signs are getting harder to read under layers of knitted woolen cardigans.
- : Following new legislation in Oyste, cyber-crime and tin-foil hat sales are both increasing at record rates.
- : Following new legislation in Oyste, protests are legal but strictly supervised.
- : Oyste was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "Democratic Socialists".
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