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The Whimsical Republic of The Orion Nebula

“They who give up comedy for maturity, deserve neither”

Category: Benevolent Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: Mars

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The Whimsical Republic of The Orion Nebula is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Rigel Mintaka with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 16.845 billion enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The large, corrupt, pro-business government is effectively ruled by the Department of Defence, with areas such as Religion & Spirituality and the Environment receiving almost no funds by comparison. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Trapezium. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 8%. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing.

Elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, The Orion Nebula is increasingly belligerent on the international stage, the police force is on a recruitment drive, and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. The Orion Nebula's national animal is the Orion Slave Girl, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the warbuck.

The Orion Nebula is ranked 1st in Mars and 2,502nd in the world for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 11 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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