by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 247th Most Influential: 902nd Least Corrupt Governments: 1,440th
The Empire of
New York Times Democracy Corporate-Dominated Sham Democracy
Curiosity, Discovery, Compassion
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population1.229 billion



The Empire of Orven is a massive, genial nation, renowned for its museums and concert halls, anti-smoking policies, and smutty television. The compassionate, democratic population of 1.229 billion Orvenians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Majestia. The average income tax rate is 90.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Orvenian economy, worth 139 trillion earths a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 113,732 earths, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Nude art is becoming wildly popular, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, and a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Orven's national animal is the platypus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Orven is ranked 1,440th in the world and 87th in The North Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 96.78 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 247thMost Influential: 902ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,440thTop
Safest: 2,354thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,173rdBest Weather: 3,194thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,410thNicest Citizens: 3,820thMost Pacifist: 3,826thMost Inclusive: 4,091stLongest Average Lifespans: 4,162ndMost Beautiful Environments: 4,263rdMost Secular: 4,852ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,863rdHealthiest Citizens: 4,977thMost Developed: 5,004thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,103rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,911thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,576thSmartest Citizens: 7,695thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,140thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,325thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 9,636thMost Advanced Public Transport: 9,693rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,650thLargest Governments: 10,784thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,345thMost Cultured: 12,470thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,940thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,304thNudest: 16,838thMost Efficient Economies: 16,855th
Least Corrupt Governments: 87th in the regionTop
Safest: 133rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 174th in the regionBest Weather: 190th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 194th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 198th in the regionNicest Citizens: 222nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 222nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 238th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 245th in the regionMost Secular: 254th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 259th in the regionMost Inclusive: 262nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 277th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 280th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 281st in the regionMost Developed: 292nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 348th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 364th in the regionMost Influential: 366th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 376th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 406th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 424th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 445th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 473rd in the regionLargest Governments: 531st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 590th in the regionNudest: 608th in the regionMost Cultured: 625th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 674th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 767th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 851st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 919th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Orven, a recent political speech drew the ire of nerds everywhere after the speaker claimed that Darth Vader was Harry Potter's father.
  • : Following new legislation in Orven, the new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction.
  • : Following new legislation in Orven, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Orven was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Following new legislation in Orven, nude art is becoming wildly popular.
  • : Following new legislation in Orven, scientists earn more grant money for reproducing old experiments than trying anything new.
  • : Following new legislation in Orven, expensive lawyers are hired to defend citizens in court for public urination charges against their pets.
  • : Following new legislation in Orven, a newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Orvenian as 'your finger, you fool'.
  • : Following new legislation in Orven, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard.
  • : Following new legislation in Orven, advertisers are struggling to make water sound cool to a twitchy public.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 322 » Siwale, El Fiji Grande, Corfad, Pallaith, Shin-Hachioji, Dar es Saalam, The Rhein States, Territorio di Nessuno, Yaorozu, PlanetPunk, Malta Comino Gozo, Great Bights Mum, Sundred, Sunto, Notyoutopia, Koda-Land, Selfgradatude, Shibutani, Q w e r t y, Yarecir, Babacar, Kwaj, Holy Oranz, THX1138, Bayern-Straubing, New Bremerton, Buckerino, Amauri, Newpromisedland, Spartoptia, Wineclaw, Ostrinios, New Pruessen, United Draconia, Shadowrik, The United States of Romania, Universal State Formula, Lunallian, Renzic, Minuda, Boltang, SORT, Former English Colony, General COE, Sanjurika, Frances Francis the First of France, New Lakemba, Lectionstan, Sil Dorsett, Votak Matim, and 272 others.Sinelona, Snoodum, Californian Redwood, Wilkshire, Uganda Knuckles UK, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Kasazzastan, Sakaryata, Valhalla123, The Iron Lions, Ethnon, Cloydicia, Highton Islands, Agrauron, The Windmilluminati, Diodone, Rosewood-, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Napnomadia, Sheldanada, Bearical, Niradans, Ka Ching, Australiland, Unsophisticate, Omnistria, Pleroma Sans Romans, Hong Kong Empire, Black Templares, SillyString, Empy, Dreadton, Outer Egorniand, Ninjak30, Xentherida, Federation Terra Australis, Ostrolia, The Pantheons, Yukti, The South Falls, Partax, Maott, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ethereal Expanse, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, COCONUT-CITY, Alunya, Moubarakistan, Joodey, Ainsworth, Ozstan, Steraz, Atain, Justanistan, Ieprus, Suicidistan, Get Away From Me, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Ofemerica, Egalico, Tappan Hills, Solmetria, Acrabinnia, Torakuen, Jasminlandia, Guer Aike, National Goats, Guslantis, Ara Antrizuls, Kulgatha, Kirostan, The Notorious Mad Jack, Novare Res, Racoda, Ibiscaton, Aetulia, AltanUrag, Bananaaaaa, Aweland, Bohr Einstein, Breduria, Arimbia, Zupla, Bonjoura, Angwayster, Axstahl, Azzarel, Asgardira, Chukstik Illahi, Zumlandia, Castle Federation, Cailocana, Brettenia, Daiz, David Davidson, Saturns Edge, Amerian States, Zokk, Analomink, Alice Gardens, Bidragistan, Chamocha, Aroa, Dopeland420, Cinnibar, Detrivania, East Supple Lund, Elder Realms, East Wushen, Dicko, Durr, Fayyayid, Calamazo, Great Solordia, Jackxanlandia, Gukapub, Gilakistan, Free Culture, Ice and Tinian, German Holy Roman Empire, Illichiana, Island States of Skelldia, Fun time land of Fun, Kalimora Aire, Kalatona, Kuda1, Kolorland, Heken, Mazuri, Montarc, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, Lower Nubia, Iselko, MinaFederal, Humptalumpta, Kuveria, LostLegion, Kubrostavsria, Holy Marcus Empire, Northern Gala Arment Toustavo, New Austra, Longsword01, New Pacifian Territory, Libertarian Nation of Japan, Peldorn, New Eleria, Magorostan, Karazan, Lemonbiscuits, North Armatas, Kelvaros Prime, Necromonia, Zemnaya Svoboda, Fizban, Steampunk Ariel, Mercandia, Hrysos, Habanan, Neo-Philadelphia, Copria, JAOECW536, Drusselstein, Plangainer, Helix Labs, Elgaland-Vargaland, Neo Hungarica, New Dele, Marijuana Haven, Kokomo Island, Sea Ghost, Cam Zazi, Tranquillitas Ingenii, Alyrria, Emmerian Republic, Sunaiya, Soviet Terran, Wunderstrafanstalt, Warsaw-Halicz, Union of Austria-Hungary, The Kingdom of Malomgo, Saimatsu, Thiammyalllaland, Prydania, Misuvelia, The Discipled, Osiris-Rex, Surikatia, The Holy Lands of Namiir, Yemet, The Most Freedom Ever, Tianqing, Agharya, Spunkland, Walter Jackson, The AP Republic, The English Alliance, The Serdey Islands, Russlandian States, The Empire of Bangladesh, Pinguioris, United States of Americanas, Old Emporia, Wanatah, Pans Desta, The Gamer Party, Sheldony, Saint Alaric, The Bureaucratic Territories, The Wiganese Islands, Sylcar, Aeolist, SchoolHouse Rock, The Cascade Regions, Tur Tuxessevia, Plasir Grand, Phoronu, United States of Medford, Phualand, United Kingdoms of Islands, Trillius, Antiyard, Oktavio, Shigonia, Tarr-Nation, Potatolandium, Orado, The Kyziban Islands, Revolutionary Sealand, Panama Coalition, Upper Theigiestanticiania, Pradovnia, United Kahndaq, Changjo, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Keelut, Palisede, Wooleystan, Odrinia, Northern Glory, Raseus, Altivia, Jefffliu, Norvayopia, Erwo Stal, Tsardom of Leonlandia, VarDrade, Democratic Peoples Republic of the US, Unimaginable Doom, Rydeum, Ejhsa, Liberum Mundi, Viridiann, Seidr Wyrd, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Kseckland, Ikea Rike, Free Azzaca, Haor Chall, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, British Pacific Islands, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, and Test for a new hope.

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