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The Protectorate of Oriconia

“A world lit only by fire”

Category: Democratic Socialists
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Average

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Pacific

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The Protectorate of Oriconia is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Lord Protector Zakath with an even hand, and notable for its national health service. The compassionate population of 11.506 billion Oriconians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Defence, and Commerce. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ashan. The average income tax rate is 100%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Tourism industry.

The new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit, Ashan spends billions upgrading public transport, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour, and public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people". Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oriconia's national animal is the lynx, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the sovereign.

Oriconia is ranked 4,113th in the Pacific and 114,016th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -231 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 days 15 hours ago

  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Oriconia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Public Transport Department (last census: Top 5%).
  • 2 days 3 hours ago: Following new legislation in Oriconia, public loudspeakers constantly tell citizens they are "happy people".
  • 3 days 15 hours ago: Following new legislation in Oriconia, murderers frequently escape punishment by claiming they were protecting their honour.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Oriconia, Ashan spends billions upgrading public transport.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Oriconia, the new 'Things We Stole From Other Countries' exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities is a hit.
  • 7 days ago: Following new legislation in Oriconia, the OBI Channel Tunnel project is plagued by delays.
  • 10 days ago: Following new legislation in Oriconia, the armed forces are locked in an expensive and bloody war abroad to stamp out possible terrorists.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Oriconia, most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists.
  • 11 days ago: Following new legislation in Oriconia, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field.
  • 15 days ago: Following new legislation in Oriconia, the government keeps introducing new foreign species to combat the previous ones it has introduced.

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