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The Free Nationstate of Blue Ottawa

“We're the cooler version of Canada.”

Category: Liberal Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Location: The East Pacific

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The Free Nationstate of Blue Ottawa is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Finn Symons with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.762 billion Blue Ottawans 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, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Ottawa. The average income tax rate is 84.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Blue Ottawan economy, worth 205 trillion dollars a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 116,732 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A ban on unsolicited cold calling in all forms is in effect, the education system is being cleansed of all corporate influence, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, and houses and businesses are bulldozed to make way for ever-expanding cemeteries. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Blue Ottawa's national animal is the Grey Jay, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Protestantism.

Blue Ottawa is ranked 129,033rd in the world and 5,762nd in The East Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring 21.56 on the Rand Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,854thMost Influential: 3,431stMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,183rdNicest Citizens: 6,457thHealthiest Citizens: 6,953rdMost Inclusive: 7,301stMost Developed: 7,564thBest Weather: 8,320thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 8,610thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,638thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,735thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,002ndLowest Crime Rates: 9,446thSafest: 9,449thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,851stLargest Welfare Programs: 9,868thMost Beautiful Environments: 10,523rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,586thMost Pacifist: 10,988thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,222ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,645thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,014thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,047thMost Cheerful Citizens: 12,163rdSmartest Citizens: 12,174thMost Cultured: 12,182ndMost Subsidized Industry: 12,681stLargest Governments: 12,684thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,336thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,464th
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 193rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 198th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 198th in the regionMost Inclusive: 222nd in the regionMost Developed: 231st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 234th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 241st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 243rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 245th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 247th in the regionBest Weather: 248th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 252nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 255th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 255th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 260th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 268th in the regionMost Influential: 278th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 288th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 289th in the regionSafest: 294th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 296th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 301st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 304th in the regionLargest Governments: 310th in the regionMost Cultured: 312th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 332nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 334th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 340th in the regionMost Pacifist: 346th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 370th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 418th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 497th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 607th in the region

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