The United States of Oeuai is a massive, genial nation, notable for its state-planned economy and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 4.653 billion Oeuaians 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, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Welfare, Education, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 43.0%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but sluggish Oeuaian economy, worth 93.5 trillion marks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Automobile Manufacturing, Cheese Exports, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 20,086 marks, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
Children who express a belief in Santa are labelled 'delusional cultists', the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, the government decides its policies by observing the flight of birds, and strict term limits have been applied to all elected offices. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oeuai's national animal is the horse.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Oeuai's influence in Another Galaxy rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
- : Oeuai's influence in Another Galaxy rose from "Instigator" to "Dealmaker".
- : Oeuai's influence in Another Galaxy fell from "Dealmaker" to "Instigator".
- : Oeuai's influence in Another Galaxy rose from "Minnow" to "Dealmaker".
- : Oeuai relocated from Balder to Another Galaxy.
- : Oeuai was refounded in Balder.
- : Oeuai ceased to exist in Another Galaxy.
- : Oeuai's influence in Another Galaxy fell from "Instigator" to "Contender".
- : Oeuai's influence in Another Galaxy rose from "Contender" to "Instigator".
- : Oeuai's influence in Another Galaxy rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".