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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,206thMost Influential: 2,201stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,510th
The Incorporated States of
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Orchid cuddles for everyone
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Nation of Orchid

Population2.652 billion

LeaderOrchid Rodgers-Murray
FaithOrthodox Church of Pitbulism

CurrencyDog treat

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.

Nation of Orchid is ranked 96,627th in the world and 5,001st in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,520.09 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,206thTop
Most Influential: 2,201stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,510thMost Inclusive: 3,328thNicest Citizens: 3,497thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,588thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,166thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,633rdMost Pacifist: 5,021stBest Weather: 6,510thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,885thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,190thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,570thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,916thMost Developed: 8,054thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,858thTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 10,440thLargest Governments: 10,620thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,550thLowest Crime Rates: 11,911thHealthiest Citizens: 12,051stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,363rdSmartest Citizens: 12,364thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,653rdMost Efficient Economies: 14,251stMost Cultured: 15,520thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,930thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,144thMost Rebellious Youth: 16,217th
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 94th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 199th in the regionNicest Citizens: 211th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 220th in the regionMost Inclusive: 224th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 227th in the regionMost Pacifist: 271st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 331st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 332nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 333rd in the regionBest Weather: 356th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 428th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 465th in the regionMost Developed: 467th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 474th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 507th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 571st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 585th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 590th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 598th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 618th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 629th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 659th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 700th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 711th in the regionMost Influential: 735th in the regionMost Cultured: 745th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 784th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 829th in the region

National Happenings

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.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 168 » Yaorozu, Notyoutopia, The Rhein States, Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Loutsland, Ethnon, Pazair, Steampunk Ariel, Guer Aike, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, Dar es Saalam, Corfad, Holy Oranz, North Bratislava, Shibutani, Zumlandia, Ravendi, McMasterdonia, Orado, Pallaith, Zyvetskistaahn, Frances Francis the First of France, 1 very fast endotarter, Valhalla123, Glurponia, Interdimensional Zone, The Tampa Bay Rays, Empy, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Palgo, Amauri, Sundred, Kranostav, Dreadton, Sunto, Territorio di Nessuno, The Iron Lions, Newpromisedland, Castle Federation, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Vathnutum, Seenvorland, Valentine Z, Praeceps, Sil Dorsett, Daiz, Dabarastan, Wineclaw, and 118 others.Volstokn, Fendlium, Shadowrik, Cobleck Weleis, Malta Comino Gozo, Abject Ludicrosity, Austral States of America, Great Bights Mum, Gnomewatchers, Napnomadia, Lungha, Kasazzastan, Hamerica, Wilkshire, Loli County, PotatoFarmers, Merconitonitopia, United Kahndaq, Valatic Ash, Moubarakistan, Noahs Second Country, Vincone Cae, Universal State Formula, Xagill, The Stratosphere Islands, MiaryBhalzhack, The New Communist Republic Of States, Woodsend, Yokciq Empire, The Endless Eventide, Votak Matim, Runeda, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Crader, Ihese, Diodone, Clan Spaniel, Xentherida, Omnistria, Plangainer, SORT, Antiyard, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Varola, New Lakemba, The Windmilluminati, Nistriabar, Unshleepd, Maott, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Wisconsota, Zeternia, Astronomical, Westinor, The Serdey Islands, Rescadra, Fauzjhia, Mesopotama, Greater Pittsburgh, PortvgaI, Frostcell, Serendipita Martia, Sikol, Saperisole, Iztocna Slavija, Hoglands, Zzozona, Plutayah, Confederacy of Antarctica, Veast, Former English Colony, Prydania, Libertania Democratica, I Like Killing people, The Calabash Protectorate, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Asoc lon, Kocherian, Yalgora, Seanat, Pizza Squared, Brucklania, Arichia, Ihsan, Jovian Knights, Arbor Marshes, Schnuftelland, Highton Islands, Borsukia, Damsmel, New Jamgra, The New Cordian Empire, Xyrron, Animu Place, Madjack, Termathe, Pokemanland, Energi Empire, Maynilan, Eschatosia, Simone Republic, Principia Mathematica, Kragsgale, Xipher, Buckhem, Terra Aquilon, Lionia, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Eastern Cous Empria, Andexia, Pope Saint Peter the Apostle, Solskjar, U S Eh, Innocentic, and Ultra777.

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