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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,683rdBest Weather: 17,124thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,626th
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Greater Orcadia

Population8.242 billion

LeaderIain Gordon

CurrencyOrcadian Pound

The United Kingdom of Greater Orcadia is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by Iain Gordon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its punitive income tax rates and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic population of 8.242 billion Greater Orcadians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked morass — juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Edinburgh. The average income tax rate is 71.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Greater Orcadian economy, worth 343 trillion Orcadian Pounds a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Trout Farming and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 41,717 Orcadian Pounds, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Vats of anabolic steroids are being dumped into the ocean to make Greater Orcadian mussels the biggest in Teremara, Greater Orcadia has designated Edinburgh as its capital city, Iain Gordon has just been declared ruler of Greater Orcadia in an international press conference, and Christianity has been named as Greater Orcadia's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Greater Orcadia's national animal is the Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Greater Orcadia is ranked 48,664th in the world and 10th in Teremara for Most Cultured, scoring 71 on the Snufflebottom-Wiggendum Pentatonic Scale.

Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,683rdTop
Best Weather: 17,124thMost Beautiful Environments: 18,626thMost Advanced Public Education: 21,612thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,022ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22,509thLeast Corrupt Governments: 29,609th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Greater Orcadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Greater Orcadia was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead and Most Zombified.
  • : Greater Orcadia was reclassified from "Liberal Democratic Socialists" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Greater Orcadia's influence in Teremara rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Greater Orcadia's influence in Teremara fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Greater Orcadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Greater Orcadia's influence in Teremara rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Greater Orcadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Greater Orcadia was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
  • : Greater Orcadia was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.


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