The Federation of Earth Orbit is a huge, safe nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 652 million Orbiters are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.
The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Orbis Alpha-1. The average income tax rate is 12.5%.
The frighteningly efficient Orbitian economy, worth 66.8 trillion credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 102,515 credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.4 times as much as the poorest.
It's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details, and criminals are put to death while cuddling their favourite teddy bear. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Earth Orbit's national animal is the tardigrade, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Earth Orbit voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Arconian Empire".
- : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, criminals are put to death while cuddling their favourite teddy bear.
- : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, years of counter-terrorism planning are foiled by small details.
- : Earth Orbit voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate The Union of the Axis Powers".
- : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, printing out government documents requires the approval of at least three admins.
- : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, it's a common sight to see angry commuters with grenade launchers mounted on their vehicles.
- : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, citizens are less concerned with policy and more concerned with whether politicians "call 'em like they see 'em".
- : Following new legislation in Earth Orbit, businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections.
- : Earth Orbit was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
- : Earth Orbit changed its national demonym adjective to "Orbitian".
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