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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 58thMost Pacifist: 177thLowest Crime Rates: 192nd
The Sleepy Orion Beary Way of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Their Theirs; Our Ours; Your Yours.
Sleepy Orion Chief the SPOOKY
Civil Rights
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Spooky Orion Bowshock

Population24.458 billion

CapitalSaint Sleepy Orion Ecumenopolis
LeaderSleepy Orion Chief the SPOOKY
FaithSleepy Orion Beary Catholic

CurrencySleepy Orion Bamboo
AnimalSleepy Orion Panda

The Sleepy Orion Beary Way of Spooky Orion Bowshock is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Sleepy Orion Chief the SPOOKY with an iron fist, and notable for its zero percent divorce rate, avowedly heterosexual populace, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 24.458 billion Sleepy Orion Carebears 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 enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Sleepy Orion Ecumenopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Sleepy Carebeary economy, worth a remarkable 5,432 trillion Sleepy Orion Bamboos a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 222,123 Sleepy Orion Bamboos, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping, professionals are ready to retire by the time they receive permission to use their credentials, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year, and the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spooky Orion Bowshock's national animal is the Sleepy Orion Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Sleepy Orion Beary Catholic.

Spooky Orion Bowshock is ranked 1,270th in the world and 51st in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 4,588.65 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 58thMost Pacifist: 177thLowest Crime Rates: 192ndSafest: 249thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 252ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 264thMost Devout: 310thMost Rebellious Youth: 313thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 332ndBest Weather: 332ndMost Beautiful Environments: 378thMost Cheerful Citizens: 401stMost Advanced Public Education: 417thLargest Publishing Industry: 506thHighest Average Tax Rates: 616thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 617thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 688thMost Developed: 690thLargest Governments: 695thNicest Citizens: 761stLongest Average Lifespans: 802ndMost Influential: 980thMost Cultured: 986thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,067thHealthiest Citizens: 1,142ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,257thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,270thSmartest Citizens: 1,351stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,362ndHighest Economic Output: 1,614thTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 2,290thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,379thLargest Populations: 3,934thHighest Average Incomes: 4,743rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,091stMost Efficient Economies: 9,131stMost Stationary: 9,135thMost Inclusive: 9,697thTop
Most Income Equality: 12,690thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,659thMost Authoritarian: 17,797thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 20,005th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14th in the regionMost Pacifist: 15th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 21st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 24th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 35th in the regionLargest Governments: 39th in the regionMost Developed: 40th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 43rd in the regionLargest Populations: 45th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 46th in the regionMost Cultured: 46th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 51st in the regionNicest Citizens: 56th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 70th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 73rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 77th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 100th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 103rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 170th in the regionMost Stationary: 189th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 229th in the regionMost Influential: 359th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 371st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 429th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 496th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 580th in the regionMost Income Equality: 626th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 741st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 912th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, the nation's faithful often say there is a higher power watching over them.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, workers of "fairweather faith" claim six months of paid leave for holy days per year.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, professionals are ready to retire by the time they receive permission to use their credentials.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, Scoutmasters debate whether luxury log cabins defeat the purpose of camping.
  • : Spooky Orion Bowshock was endorsed by The Democratic Republic of FROST33.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, being Sleepy Orion Chief the SPOOKY has been voted one of the top ten most dangerous jobs.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, every microwave and toaster is being disassembled and probed by inspectors.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Saint Sleepy Orion Ecumenopolis Times is sold out.
  • : Spooky Orion Bowshock was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, television executives are interested in turning Sleepy Orion Chief the SPOOKY's zany home life into a sitcom.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 232 » Notyoutopia, Selfgradatude, Sunto, Xentherida, Yaorozu, Frances Francis the First of France, Unimaginable Doom, Sil Dorsett, Shadowrik, Great Bights Mum, Holy Oranz, Esplandia, Siwale, Malta Comino Gozo, The Galactic Triumvirate, Pallaith, The United Chase States, Kwaj, Diodone, Yukti, Buckerino, Kelvaros Prime, The Iron Lions, Cloydicia, Moubarakistan, Universal State Formula, PlanetPunk, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Wineclaw, Azzarel, Puczovska, Zyvetskistaahn, Shibutani, Govornia, Former English Colony, Koda-Land, Highton Islands, The Gamer Party, Whereisthatistan, Empy, Zeternia, Sundred, United Draconia, Ethnon, Maott, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Wilkshire, Dar es Saalam, and 182 others.The Discipled, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, SORT, New Lakemba, Napnomadia, Vincone Cae, North Bratislava, Omnistria, Valhalla123, Bearical, Unsophisticate, Dreadton, Ninjak30, Eri-Maqa-Ena, The Windmilluminati, Pasargad, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Niradans, Votak Matim, Solmetria, Joodey, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Viridiann, Soviet Terran, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Orado, Zumlandia, Glurponia, Runeda, Daiz, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, McMasterdonia, The Stratosphere Islands, Nordic-British Union, Wisconsota, Gnomewatchers, Kranostav, Miamington, Pazair, PotatoFarmers, Seenvorland, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, United Kahndaq, Interdimensional Zone, Ravendi, Newpromisedland, The AP Republic, Zecit, Pleroma Sans Romans, Anungu, Fendlium, Praeceps, Valentine Z, Volstokn, Loli County, Tachycardia, Avemterra, Hamerica, Merconitonitopia, Xagill, Yokciq Empire, Advancia-Sizzletown, Wit Noreis, The New Communist Republic Of States, Hyphen, The Endless Eventide, Abonland, Olofin, The Lancerian Empire, Crader, Prevaland, Antiyard, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Westinor, Nistriabar, Varola, Unshleepd, Fluffy Noodles, Nationeer, The Pantheons, Solskjar, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Astronomical, Fauzjhia, The Serdey Islands, Greater Pittsburgh, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Sikol, Frostcell, Paul Pasch, Saperisole, Zzozona, I Like Killing people, Prydania, Libertania Democratica, Shinjuku tokyo 0, The Calabash Protectorate, Kocherian, Mimia, Hopsin, Seanat, Pizza Squared, Brucklania, Bend Mai, Arichia, Schnuftelland, Innocentic, New Jamgra, Principia Mathematica, Madjack, Xyrron, Ihsan, Xipher, Kragsgale, Simone Republic, Amerian States, Astal Aavors, Illusia and Neverendia, Erubetia, Lux Conos, Andexia, Buckhem, Animu Place, U S Eh, Disunited Earth, Heilhum Imperius, Democratic Republic of Kohland, Frahnkzaden, Harjad, Cartures, Eywaan, Aerilia, Morover, Cretox State, Nouvelle-Floride, Aruvicion, Outer Shenendoah, Neu-Galicia, Glanst, Lulubellia, Elvoreto, Chips and Guac, Eurochina, Navsland, Hardscrabble, Magna Banitia, Sisang, Republica Guilleana, Sopernia, Porotia, Ofira, A Die, Boston Castle, Jerzykowo, Draconian Progression, New Ecronentia, WeKnow, Venicea, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Religioncord, Pytong, Tringapore, Bankowiata, Kazoo Basin, The Unified Missourtama States, Dai Nippon Yamato, Cokoland, The Clever Crow, Caffeinetopia, PEG, and FROST33.

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