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Rudest Citizens: 46th Highest Crime Rates: 205th Highest Wealthy Incomes: 256th
The Unrepublic of
Anarchy
Down with Big Brother!
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Frightening
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Corrupted

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Orwellian Observers

Population2.901 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderBig Brother
FaithINGSOC

Currencythought crime
AnimalChestnut Tree

The Unrepublic of Orwellian Observers is a massive, socially progressive nation, ruled by Big Brother with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, keen interest in outer space, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 2.901 billion Orwellian Observersians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Administration is also considered important, while Law & Order and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Orwellian Observersian economy, worth 620 trillion thought crimes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Information Technology, and Gambling. Average income is an amazing 213,775 thought crimes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,977,173 per year while the poor average 2,245, a ratio of 880 to 1.

The nation is stuck in permanent election mode as politicians demand constant do-overs, epileptic patients switch their medications to whichever has a 'buy one get one free' offer, it is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away", and Humongo-Mart's Beef 'n Chestnut Tree Lasagne is a hit. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Orwellian Observers's national animal is the Chestnut Tree, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is INGSOC.

Orwellian Observers is ranked 91,831st in the world and 3,351st in The East Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 51.72 on the Human Development Index.

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Rudest Citizens: 46thHighest Crime Rates: 205thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 256thMost Armed: 259thLargest Retail Industry: 268thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 287thFattest Citizens: 349thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 568thMost Avoided: 574thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 604thMost Rebellious Youth: 902ndLargest Gambling Industry: 937thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,032ndHighest Drug Use: 1,375thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,424thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,444thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,527thTop
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Most Politically Free: 1,731stMost Extreme: 1,740thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1,804thMost Pro-Market: 1,840thLargest Mining Sector: 1,916thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2,546thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,983rdHighest Average Incomes: 4,733rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4,981stNudest: 6,240thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,532ndMost Corrupt Governments: 8,021stTop
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Most Inclusive: 9,896thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,232ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,942ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,215thMost Secular: 13,351stMost Influential: 13,509th
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Rudest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 7th in the regionFattest Citizens: 8th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 14th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 22nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 24th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 24th in the regionMost Extreme: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 57th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 69th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 90th in the regionNudest: 131st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 170th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 208th in the regionMost Inclusive: 286th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 304th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 324th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 329th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 339th in the regionTop
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Most Secular: 415th in the regionMost Stationary: 456th in the regionLargest Black Market: 476th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 527th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 533rd in the regionMost Influential: 621st in the regionLargest Populations: 673rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, Humongo-Mart's Beef 'n Chestnut Tree Lasagne is a hit.
  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, it is popularly believed that "cheese every day keeps disaster away".
  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, epileptic patients switch their medications to whichever has a 'buy one get one free' offer.
  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, the nation is stuck in permanent election mode as politicians demand constant do-overs.
  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, all recreational drugs are legal.
  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, atheists on vacation find INGSOC's scriptures make useful doorstops.
  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, every new toxic waste dump comes with a seal of approval from the government's science advisor.
  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, the government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble.
  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, citizens may cast their vote over the internet or phone.
  • : Following new legislation in Orwellian Observers, teachers prefer to give 'Maybe, Maybe Not' tests when dealing with sensitive subjects.

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