by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,158thMost Influential: 2,566thBest Weather: 4,223rd
The Grand Bananan Republic of
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All hail the banana
Civil Rights
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Population5.44 billion



The Grand Bananan Republic of Orcatortugs is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Wawa with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, irreverence towards religion, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 5.44 billion Kturtlians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wawatown. The average income tax rate is 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Orcatortugan economy, worth 587 trillion Stars a year, is quite specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 108,080 Stars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right, and government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Orcatortugs's national animal is the Whale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Tortugan.

Orcatortugs is ranked 218,078th in the world and 5,128th in the West Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -322.6 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,158thTop
Most Influential: 2,566thBest Weather: 4,223rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 4,446thMost Pacifist: 4,478thNicest Citizens: 5,049thMost Inclusive: 5,412thSafest: 6,158thLeast Corrupt Governments: 6,551stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,605thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,676thHealthiest Citizens: 7,223rdHighest Food Quality: 7,456thLongest Average Lifespans: 7,706thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,795thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,739thMost Developed: 9,180thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,362ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,040thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,237thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,901stSmartest Citizens: 11,323rdTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 13,060thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,605thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,800thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,975thMost Efficient Economies: 15,669thMost Secular: 16,576thMost Subsidized Industry: 16,778thLargest Governments: 17,091stMost Cultured: 21,004thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,656th
Most Influential: 49th in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 58th in the regionBest Weather: 89th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Pacifist: 110th in the regionNicest Citizens: 114th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 116th in the regionSafest: 135th in the regionMost Inclusive: 137th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 139th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 148th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 161st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 165th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 172nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 175th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 180th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 206th in the regionMost Developed: 211th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 213th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 222nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 227th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 251st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 267th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 272nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 272nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 298th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 306th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 320th in the regionLargest Governments: 324th in the regionMost Secular: 362nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 371st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 383rd in the regionMost Stationary: 411th in the regionLargest Populations: 435th in the regionMost Cultured: 449th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 456th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 512th in the regionMost Politically Free: 537th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, government officials have to mortgage their homes to make ends meet.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, election results are often delayed for weeks to count the expat votes.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, the nation is experiencing a severe shortage of sporting events.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, the Museum of Blackacrean War Crimes is located on "Blackacre Did Nothing Wrong Avenue".
  • : Orcatortugs was endorsed by The Gold Blood Arkadipa of Nagaraningrad.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, Whale is one of the most popular forenames in Orcatortugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, the inside lane of every highway is for parked vehicles only.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 102 » Fallgriffin, Sensorland, DiscGolfLand, Westwind, Kisovec, Fujai, Ferroia, Psikuta, Crazy Waters, Gryphonian Alliance, The Undivided, Nevafornia, Liberillia, Mathematania, Wickedly evil people, Mirchusko, Archonina, Tropical Isles, The Technocratic Ideas, Pandaland II, Xupqeu, Wyndward, Arnic, Dilber, Atheist States of Philippines, Greynne, Kittenlicious, Great Sheriffdom, Condonohia, Greg Tucker, Maria, Fumafuma, Probablynotverygoodistan, Akshireuya, Cro Magnon, Moriari, Fuentana, Leukogeras, Holmani, Einherfell, Kiensu, IndyCar Racing, Anuubis, Mediobogdum, The United Tribes of Bantai, Volkason, Grand Republic of the Sun, Giovanniland, Hamburg Neo, Willow Gate, and 52 others.BIteland, Aldesport, Ostrogothaland, Professor thomas, The First Earth Empire, Husac, Yaspica, Zuriath, Mackieron, Lodiberdade, Ibelin Secundus, Eastern Bahia, Wellington Bingbong, Forcaforta, Albyion Kingdom, Combined waffle states, Joubertbourg, Nor Gonus, The Greater Rizal, The United Republic of Westend, Muad-Dib, The Free States of Gotham, Paschalia, Dei et Hominis, The North American Assembly, Entirnya, Imperial Eascalsh Ohavillbell, The Rega, Inner Ryxtylopia, Oberia Adrus, BoxcarJim, Marusin, Neon Sweden, Ellcrys, Blok M, Glorious Existence, Socialist Australiana, Weratt, Dowaesk, One Nation under Rob, Vicerante, The Tynister, Lothundy, Av Libertas Vindex, Podium, Santos-Dominius, Free Radio States, Terra Socialiste, Kraboch, Vlobbania, Namiona, and Acerola Orion.

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