by Max Barry

Latest Forum Topics


Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,592ndMost Influential: 2,845thMost Pacifist: 3,830th
The Grand Bananan Republic of
Civil Rights Lovefest
All hail the Banana
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population4.045 billion



The Grand Bananan Republic of Orcatortugs is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Wawa with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, daily referendums, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.045 billion Kturtlians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wawatown. The average income tax rate is 81.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Orcatortugsian economy, worth 395 trillion Stars a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Trout Farming. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 97,732 Stars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying, the judicial branch is strongly influenced by major corporations, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit, and euthanasia is legal. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Orcatortugs's national animal is the Whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Tortugan.

Orcatortugs is ranked 8,211th in the world and 182nd in the West Pacific for Healthiest Citizens, with 14.97 Bananas Ingested Per Day.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,592ndMost Influential: 2,845thMost Pacifist: 3,830thMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,296thNicest Citizens: 5,012thBest Weather: 5,397thMost Inclusive: 6,407thSafest: 6,583rdLargest Welfare Programs: 7,389thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,675thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,049thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,170thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,191stHealthiest Citizens: 8,211thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,691stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,752ndMost Developed: 10,118thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 11,223rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,575thLowest Crime Rates: 12,225thLeast Corrupt Governments: 12,343rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,427thSmartest Citizens: 14,809thHighest Poor Incomes: 17,256thLargest Governments: 18,033rdMost Secular: 18,446thLargest Information Technology Sector: 21,368thLargest Publishing Industry: 21,709thMost Subsidized Industry: 21,840th
Most Influential: 95th in the regionMost Pacifist: 103rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 104th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 105th in the regionNicest Citizens: 123rd in the regionBest Weather: 126th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 141st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 147th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 152nd in the regionSafest: 156th in the regionMost Inclusive: 158th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 170th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 180th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 182nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 191st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 202nd in the regionMost Developed: 246th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 246th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 256th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 259th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 337th in the regionLargest Governments: 360th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 361st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 378th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 404th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 462nd in the regionMost Secular: 466th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 471st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 496th in the regionLargest Populations: 518th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 540th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 542nd in the regionMost Stationary: 548th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 560th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 560th in the regionMost Cultured: 604th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, euthanasia is legal.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, the judicial branch is strongly influenced by major corporations.
  • : Orcatortugs was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Civil Rights Lovefest".
  • : Orcatortugs was endorsed by The Holy Witch Coven of Fhaengshia.
  • : Orcatortugs was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Orcatortugs voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Provisional Rule in Wartime".
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, the mood of raunchy movies is often ruined by the sound of babies crying.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, ten-year-olds regularly found their own political parties.
  • : Orcatortugs was reclassified from "Scandinavian Liberal Paradise" to "Left-wing Utopia".


View Forum posts