The ORANGE of Niviv is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Orangeo with an iron fist, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, frequent executions, and aversion to nipples. The compassionate, hard-working, cynical population of 3.5 billion Nivians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The relatively small, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of orangeville. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 9.6%.
The powerhouse orangese economy, worth 335 trillion orange dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Trout Farming industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 95,745 orange dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 315,146 per year while the poor average 21,792, a ratio of 14.5 to 1.
Occam's razor has sliced to pieces any childhood belief in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, newspapers are running a front-page picture of Orangeo holding a crowbar and standing over a bloodied stockbroker, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and the military is on a massive recruiting drive in advance of an invasion of Brasilistan. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Niviv's national animal is the Orange cow, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orangese.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Niviv's influence in The Orange Realm rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
- : Niviv's influence in The Orange Realm rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
- : Niviv lodged a message on the The Orange Realm Regional Message Board.
- : Niviv's influence in The Orange Realm rose from "Enforcer" to "Eminence Grise".
- : Niviv's influence in The Orange Realm rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
- : Niviv's influence in The Orange Realm rose from "Contender" to "Dealmaker".
- : Niviv's influence in The Orange Realm rose from "Negotiator" to "Contender".
- : Niviv's influence in The Orange Realm rose from "Ambassador" to "Negotiator".
- : Niviv's influence in The Orange Realm rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Ambassador".
- : Niviv's influence in The Orange Realm rose from "Vassal" to "Duckspeaker".