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Most Patriotic: 276thMost Scientifically Advanced: 284thLargest Information Technology Sector: 504th
The Kingdom in Flames of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Sorrow shall baptize men
The Custodian
Chief Justice
Civil Rights
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Orange Creek

Population13.797 billion

LeaderThe Custodian
FaithChurch of Crymenathea


The Kingdom in Flames of Orange Creek is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by The Custodian with an iron fist, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, public floggings, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.797 billion Oranics are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Casablanca. The average income tax rate is 99.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Oranic economy, worth a remarkable 4,403 trillion tremorions 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. 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 an amazing 319,166 tremorions, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Rumor has it that The Custodian has won three lotteries in a row, people make a career out of medical voyeurism, state officials tend to disappear after they forget to salute The Custodian's portrait, and child labor has been outlawed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Orange Creek's national animal is the owl, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Church of Crymenathea.

Orange Creek is ranked 3,295th in the world and 3rd in Institute of Cellulose for Highest Economic Output, with 4,403 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Most Patriotic: 276thMost Scientifically Advanced: 284thLargest Information Technology Sector: 504thLowest Crime Rates: 722ndSmartest Citizens: 778thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,058thMost Developed: 1,120thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,145thMost Devout: 1,239thLargest Governments: 1,264thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,269thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,416thHealthiest Citizens: 1,453rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,562ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,615thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,703rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,773rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,889thMost Cultured: 2,148thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,193rdTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,887thMost Efficient Economies: 3,273rdHighest Economic Output: 3,295thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,888thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,101stMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,557thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,840thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,666thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,775thLargest Black Market: 10,160thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,723rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,974thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,383rdTop
Highest Food Quality: 16,972ndMost Authoritarian: 20,008thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,192ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,264thLargest Populations: 23,599th
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 14th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionRudest Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 20th in the region

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