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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 434thMost Influential: 1,674thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,788th
The Federation of
Capitalist Paradise
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Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Earth Orbit

Population652 million

CapitalOrbis Alpha-1

Currencycredit
Animaltardigrade

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.

Earth Orbit is ranked 49,247th in the world and 1,854th in the South Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 86.54 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 434thMost Influential: 1,674thTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 5,788thLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,305thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,962ndTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 9,098thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,875thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,444thLargest Information Technology Sector: 17,542nd
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 157th in the regionMost Influential: 168th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 185th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 193rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 233rd in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 429th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 462nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 481st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 520th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 533rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 534th in the regionMost Developed: 564th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 587th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 671st in the region

National Happenings

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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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 246 » Tsunamy, Nowa Europa, Si-topia, Jehenna, Aumeltopia, Nova Montron, The Two Jerseys, Linguiniland, The Filippinas, Towi Lamia, Privatore, Jaxon, Zaelith, Astraee, East Sakhlin, Lambdaland, Kiasu-ism, Hjortheim, Nordafrik Conclaves, Mapico, Erinor, Saciu, Crystal Creation, Pamela And Hepatitis, Luddinlande, Sthalrim, St Oaks, Pax Dracon, The United Expanse, Spearos, Japanese Federal Republic, Manniskoslaktet, Pencil Sharpeners 2, Sanden, Madhonia, Realms of Madness, Rad Asia, Corgitopiaa, The Solar System Scope, Aguatania, Lincoln Village, Darakin, Sodor and Mann, Malonereich, North Anatnom, A Frog Dimension, Soem, South Central Siberia, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Gentea, and 196 others.Westlantis, Blaash, Reptilians from the Alternate Earth, Lichenitza, The 3rdGodKing, Linden Oak, Curlyhoward, Drystar, Cestoasia, Amerion, Tsvetania, Aidenfieeld, Yellunstryer, Oreo States, V3rmont, HUElavia, The Derpy Democratic Republic Of Herp, Gryphons, Concrete Slab, Mahalo Eagles, Escevola, Omiri, Stoniamera, Fighting Kawi Ninja, Ariankido, Cuuldere, British Nations, Dankstergrad, Gecetesse, Corolines, Maeiland, Land Without Shrimp, Uunited Islands, The naked people, Cypheri, Salguod, Zosnor, Malkotistan, State of Iowa, Yeldarbsland, Rebel-topia, Jeuneville, Democratic Parndia, Marinho Islands, Batatoland Empire, Agalaesia, Baltenlands, Great Novania, Laluna Isle, Seliyan progressive Islands, Potion Seller, Esoteric Cowboyist-Primitivism, A leftover country, Native Inhabitants of Antarctica, Southern Numenor, Wese Zippopiteradgil, Bleakfoot, Isokenzar, Nmaeda, Santa Ofelia, Helvetie, Imperial Duck, Dereistic, Rabbitz, Higash, North Kanuckistan, Wehraboos, North Catimestistrianes, The Worst army of, Empire of Bredux, Mirza, The Tecorogan Federation, Centristvill, Whimichy, Galathion, Grand Kingdom of Zilean Empire, Serendiva, Madreia, Three Rivia Levr, Qvait, Bantan, Ancient Slobovia, New Briantown, Lumpov Hasch, Bergenu, Thliohnaf, Sedunn, Direwolf1, Empa Aserium, Negoshi, Spazzhole, Xandev, Velarin, Walloonia, United Federated States of Omega, Caer Krasinet, Wyatonians, Caramia, Janapuri, Sagada, RestartAll, Center Lisle, Anachronolandia, The Libertarian Nation of Songrandine, Mechanocs, USNE2018, Grianal, Theorin, Kovish, Qawe, Nankyoku Tairiku, Noire Denholm, Avalonica, Substitute name, Nothanksbutseriously, Unielvan Millorvium, The West Valley Mountains, Great Andora, Lakalvesoman, Uncastania, New Aitkenhead Empire, Legion Of The Moon, Seikatsu, Fasire, Jahass, Free Rad, Utondara, Esfalsa, Kholdan, Floofoland, Caladh, Silberne Wache, Vos Dothrak, Seldon and the Psychohistorians, Volaworand, Aurcania, The Drakan Republic, Lan Inton, Esnari, Eastern Nyan, Nargania, Republic Clovakh, Fredriecan, Distil, Carmanaliseder, Arkalon, Brivlania, Kazov, Neo Indus Valley, Malujia, Los Lonley Boys, Farengeto, German Hapsburg, Calistan, Lioniel, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Beepee, Old Highgarden, FreeFishers, Angevin Britannia, The United Australian States, Bizzie, Coco Puffs Cereal Nation 2, Enplatia, WTP All the good names are taken, GI-Land, Runsiya, Herbert Island, Nueva Alta California, Mantas Meow, Hapia Godororland, Aksandria, Bowzania, Rhetiaa, Bod Wareenaland, Tiransia, Quiescent, PenguinPies, Isles of Creckero, Doraya, Bawkie, Terran Draconia, Gallofran, Rly8h, Poshistan, Massacia, Techganet, Gentle Propositions, Tepertopia, Regne Espanya, Kandorith, Mariannaland2, Eigenina, Tarnik, Domen Lespri, and Harmony Falls.

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