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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 853rdMost Influential: 1,409thBest Weather: 1,848th
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Population10.383 billion



The Grand Bananan Republic of Orcatortugs is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Wawa with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, ubiquitous missile silos, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, democratic population of 10.383 billion Kturtlians hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The large, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Wawatown. The average income tax rate is 91.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Orcatortugan economy, worth a remarkable 1,808 trillion Stars a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Tourism, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 174,152 Stars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Orcatortugan watches list strained wrists as a common side effect, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy', pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts, and minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Orcatortugs's national animal is the Whale, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Tortugan.

Orcatortugs is ranked 47,955th in the world and 567th in the West Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,430.31 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 853rdMost Influential: 1,409thBest Weather: 1,848thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,305thMost Inclusive: 2,463rdNicest Citizens: 2,638thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,835thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 2,907thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,949thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,098thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,180thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,247thHighest Food Quality: 3,270thMost Pacifist: 3,304thMost Developed: 3,986thSmartest Citizens: 4,233rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,836thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,902ndSafest: 4,995thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,513thMost Efficient Economies: 5,626thMost Advanced Public Transport: 6,098thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,984thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,496thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,532ndLargest Governments: 7,870thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,991stLowest Crime Rates: 8,037thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,557thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,304thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,696thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11,499thMost Secular: 11,503rdMost Cultured: 12,436thHighest Economic Output: 12,829thHighest Average Incomes: 12,942ndTop
Most Stationary: 20,180thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 22,456thLargest Retail Industry: 23,841st
Most Influential: 16th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionTop
Most Beautiful Environments: 42nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 49th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 50th in the regionNicest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 54th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 54th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 57th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 60th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 61st in the regionMost Developed: 65th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 68th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 74th in the regionMost Pacifist: 77th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 84th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 91st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 91st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 91st in the regionSafest: 96th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 115th in the regionLargest Governments: 119th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 125th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 127th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 130th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 135th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 148th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 156th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 175th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 175th in the regionMost Secular: 183rd in the regionMost Stationary: 189th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 203rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 219th in the regionLargest Populations: 258th in the regionNudest: 285th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 298th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 385th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, minority children spend hours bussing to schools miles away from home.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, pop sensation "Jack and the Holograms" is storming the charts.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, the government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy'.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, Orcatortugan watches list strained wrists as a common side effect.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, internet service is too costly for normal people to purchase.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, angry citizens complain that there isn't enough geographical diversity on the new banknotes.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, a suspicious number of John Smiths are known to donate to Orcatortugan politicians.
  • : Orcatortugs was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, recreational drug businesses are regularly pruned if they grow above the maximum legal size.
  • : Following new legislation in Orcatortugs, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.


World Assembly

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