|Faith||Orthodox Church of Pitbulism|
The Incorporated States of Nation of Orchid is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Orchid Rodgers-Murray with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, sprawling nuclear power plants, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 2.652 billion Orchidians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pittiesburgh. The average income tax rate is 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Orchidiander economy, worth 315 trillion Dog treats a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 118,861 Dog treats, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.
Every workday begins with group therapy, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote, and cyclists spend more time unlocking their bicycles than they do cycling. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nation of Orchid's national animal is the pitbull, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orthodox Church of Pitbulism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Nation of Orchid, cyclists spend more time unlocking their bicycles than they do cycling.
- : Following new legislation in Nation of Orchid, only fully-fledged members of MENSA are allowed to vote.
- : Nation of Orchid was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
- : Following new legislation in Nation of Orchid, the government regularly reassures citizens that there are no monsters under their beds.
- : Following new legislation in Nation of Orchid, every workday begins with group therapy.
- : Following new legislation in Nation of Orchid, the government considers it a sacred duty to video bikini-clad beach swimmers.
- : Following new legislation in Nation of Orchid, students memorise knock-knock jokes for their mandatory twice-a-term Comedy Examinations.
- : Following new legislation in Nation of Orchid, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard.
- : Following new legislation in Nation of Orchid, hedge fund managers are diversifying into herbaceous borders.
- : Following new legislation in Nation of Orchid, teens are voting on which C-List pop star will be next to be evicted from the opera house.
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