The Whimsical Republic of
Libertarian Police State
They who give up comedy for maturity, deserve neither
Regional Influence
Sprat
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Whimsical Republic of The Orion Nebula is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Rigel Mintaka with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 17.913 billion Orions are proud of their wide-ranging civil freedoms, and those who aren't tend to be dragged off the streets by men in dark suits and hustled into cars with tinted windows.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trapezium. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 3.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Orion economy, worth a remarkable 3,433 trillion warbucks 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 Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, 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 impressive 191,686 warbucks, with the richest citizens earning 5.7 times as much as the poorest.

Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, The Orion Nebula is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, the police force is on a recruitment drive, and birds and children's kites are regularly brought down by anti-aircraft fire. Crime is pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. The Orion Nebula's national animal is the squid, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

The Orion Nebula is ranked 3rd in Mars and 10,881st in the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector, scoring 3 on the Pepperoni Propulsion Productivity Index.

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