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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,576th Highest Disposable Incomes: 1,849th Largest Retail Industry: 1,886th
The United Kingdom of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Non Desistas. Non Exieris.
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Orsandia

Population10.792 billion

CapitalGuangfeng
LeaderPrime Minister Reginald Williamson

CurrencyOrsandian Jin
AnimalPortino Jaybird

The United Kingdom of Orsandia is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Prime Minister Reginald Williamson with an even hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, triple-decker prams, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 10.792 billion Orsandians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Guangfeng. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Orsandian economy, worth a remarkable 2,132 trillion Orsandian Jins a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Gambling. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 197,559 Orsandian Jins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 635,420 per year while the poor average 46,523, a ratio of 13.7 to 1.

Trust-fund babies line up for places in community college, antique comic book collectors are disappointed to hear that their treasures are worth exactly as little as their mothers said they were, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", and high school bands practice by moonlight. Crime, especially youth-related, is a major problem, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Orsandia's national animal is the Portino Jaybird, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Orsandia is ranked 153,864th in the world and 173rd in The Western Isles for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring -37.01 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Largest Gambling Industry: 1,576thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,849thLargest Retail Industry: 1,886thFattest Citizens: 2,467thMost Influential: 2,478thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,526thMost Efficient Economies: 2,560thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,752ndMost Armed: 2,916thRudest Citizens: 2,965thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,223rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,287thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,763rdMost Avoided: 3,806thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,634thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,636thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,871stHighest Economic Output: 5,609thLargest Black Market: 5,771stHighest Average Incomes: 5,874thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,886thHighest Crime Rates: 5,961stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,469thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 8,963rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,702ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,365thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,525thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,895thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,705th
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Largest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 14th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Black Market: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 16th in the region

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