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Most Influential: 1,844thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,950thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,137th
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Capitalist Paradise Corporate Slave State
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Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Earth Orbit

Population1.65 billion

CapitalOrbis Alpha-1
LeaderJames Haywood

Currencycredit
Animaltardigrade

The Taking A Break from NS of Earth Orbit is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by James Haywood with an even hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, anti-smoking policies, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.65 billion Orbiters are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Orbis Alpha-1. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 10.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Orbitian economy, worth 177 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 107,338 credits, with the richest citizens earning 9.7 times as much as the poorest.

Several inches are being added to first class seating, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, James Haywood has just been declared ruler of Earth Orbit in an international press conference, and one year's corporation tax from three international megacorporations has funded one dozen shiny black pencils for James Haywood's office. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Earth Orbit's national animal is the tardigrade.

Earth Orbit is ranked 163,300th in the world and 5,873rd in the South Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 10.29 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Influential: 1,844thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 3,950thLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,137thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,095thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 10,326thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,432ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,468thMost Efficient Economies: 20,017thMost Developed: 20,107th
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 111th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 149th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 182nd in the regionMost Influential: 196th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 319th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 484th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 565th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 579th in the regionMost Developed: 581st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 591st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 603rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 638th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 645th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Earth Orbit's influence in The South Pacific fell from "Squire" to "Page".
  • : Earth Orbit was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, one year's corporation tax from three international megacorporations has funded one dozen shiny black pencils for James Haywood's office.
  • : Earth Orbit was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • : Earth Orbit changed its national leader to "James Haywood".
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, James Haywood has just been declared ruler of Earth Orbit in an international press conference.
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one.
  • : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, several inches are being added to first class seating.
  • : Earth Orbit resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Earth Orbit endorsed The Commonwealth of West Fallows.

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