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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,168thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,398thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,724th
The Inclusive disjunction of
Father Knows Best State
Choose Or!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

OR

Population17.305 billion

CapitalOR-Gate
LeaderKing or President
FaithGod or Not

CurrencyEuro or Dollar
AnimalLion or Hawk

The Inclusive disjunction of OR is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by King or President with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, restrictive gun laws, and devotion to social welfare. The cynical, humorless population of 17.305 billion ORians 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Social Policy, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of OR-Gate. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient ORian economy, worth a remarkable 1,934 trillion Euro or Dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 111,799 Euro or Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

King or President's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, mathematicians are gathering an infinite number of Lion or Hawks and typewriters to see if they can recreate the works of Max Barry, pictures of government employees with expensive Pearbooks 'working' on exotic beaches dominate local tabloids, and the government has solemnly sworn not to look up other nations' internet browsing history if the favor is returned. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. OR's national animal is the Lion or Hawk, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is God or Not.

OR is ranked 126,782nd in the world and 31st in The Labyrinth for Most Ignorant Citizens, with 2.06 Missed References Per Hour.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,168thLargest Welfare Programs: 1,398thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,724thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,339thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,149thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,169thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,182ndLowest Crime Rates: 4,554thLargest Governments: 5,149thSafest: 6,319thMost Pacifist: 6,515thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,012thMost Secular: 7,180thHighest Economic Output: 7,288thLargest Populations: 8,242ndTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 9,512thMost Corrupt Governments: 10,197thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,751stMost Developed: 14,459thMost Cultured: 15,234thMost Inclusive: 15,833rdMost Beautiful Environments: 15,990th
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Largest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionSafest: 5th in the regionMost Developed: 5th in the regionMost Secular: 5th in the regionMost Pacifist: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : OR was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement and the Top 5% for Largest Populations.
  • : OR was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : OR's influence in The Labyrinth rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : OR was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.
  • : OR's influence in The Labyrinth rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : OR was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : OR was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead, Most Zombified, and Most Zombies.
  • : OR was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Empire of Impireacht na Eireann, curing 3 million infected.
  • : OR was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Survivors and the Top 10% for Most Zombies.
  • : OR was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Imperial Empire of Portugal Is Great, killing 102 million zombies.

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