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.
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.
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