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

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Orange Creek

Population13.802 billion

LeaderThe Custodian
FaithChurch of Crymenathea


The Kingdom in Flames of Orange Creek is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Custodian with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 13.802 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 4,405 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 1,120th in the world and 2nd in Institute of Cellulose for Most Developed, scoring 98.45 on the Human Development Index.

Most Patriotic: 276thMost Scientifically Advanced: 284thLargest Information Technology Sector: 504thLowest Crime Rates: 724thSmartest Citizens: 778thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,058thMost Developed: 1,120thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,144thMost Devout: 1,238thLargest Governments: 1,264thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,268thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,416thHealthiest Citizens: 1,452ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,563rdMost Corrupt Governments: 1,613thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,704thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,772ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,887thMost Cultured: 2,147thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,192ndTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 2,886thMost Efficient Economies: 3,270thHighest Economic Output: 3,292ndMost Advanced Public Education: 3,888thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,100thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,558thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,839thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,658thLargest Agricultural Sector: 9,761stLargest Black Market: 10,158thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,718thMost Advanced Public Transport: 10,955thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,361stTop
Highest Food Quality: 16,959thMost Authoritarian: 19,928thLargest Welfare Programs: 20,138thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,195thLargest Populations: 23,592nd
Smartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 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 regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 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 regionRudest Citizens: 15th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 20th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 20th in the region

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