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Highest Poor Incomes: 44thHighest Disposable Incomes: 104thMost Avoided: 119th
The Greater Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
We Are Manifest Destiny! We Are America!
President Demetrius Volk
Influence
Dominator
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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American Orion

Population16.841 billion

CapitalWashington Prime
LeaderPresident Demetrius Volk
FaithSolarian Christianity

CurrencyOrion Credit
AnimalAmerican Aquila

The Greater Republic of American Orion is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by President Demetrius Volk with an iron fist, and notable for its triple-decker prams, compulsory military service, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 16.841 billion American Citizens are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The tiny, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Washington Prime. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient American Orionian economy, worth a remarkable 8,549 trillion Orion Credits 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 large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. 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 a breathtaking 507,638 Orion Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia, warfare increasingly resembles a video game, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency, and Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. American Orion's national animal is the American Aquila, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Solarian Christianity.

American Orion is ranked 310th in the world and 1st in Greatlands for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 690.13 on the Hayek Index.

Top
1%
Highest Poor Incomes: 44thHighest Disposable Incomes: 104thMost Avoided: 119thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 124thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 136thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 139thLargest Agricultural Sector: 139thLargest Mining Sector: 146thMost Devout: 186thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 191stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 218thMost Corrupt Governments: 234thHighest Average Incomes: 275thLargest Retail Industry: 298thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 310thMost Armed: 395thLargest Insurance Industry: 478thHighest Economic Output: 591stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 688thMost Efficient Economies: 858thLargest Black Market: 961stLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,162ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,329thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,406thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,672ndMost Stationary: 2,070thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,263rdTop
5%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 2,573rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,866thLargest Governments: 3,360thMost Authoritarian: 4,353rdMost Conservative: 5,873rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,914thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,606thMost Influential: 8,400thLargest Populations: 9,050thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,767thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,802ndTop
10%
Most Extreme: 13,166thMost Income Equality: 16,383rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,077thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 19,208th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, Animal Liberationists are regularly arrested.
  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, midnight raids drag couples from their homes in the name of decency.
  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia.
  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, practising saying 'how now brown cow' is an essential part of holiday planning.
  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over American Orion.
  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, the hills are alive with the smell of burning flesh.
  • : Following new legislation in American Orion, summer science camps are regularly raided by narcotics police.

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