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Most Devout: 77th Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 84th Most Primitive: 223rd
The Theocracy of
Corrupt Dictatorship
In deus nos fides
Influence
Powerbroker
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Theocracy of Orthopraxos is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Papess Theodora with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, keen interest in outer space, and public floggings. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 17.041 billion Orthopraxosans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

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 Spirituality, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Jerusalem. The average income tax rate is 90.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Orthopraxosan economy, worth a remarkable 1,505 trillion lire a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration. Average income is 88,318 lire, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, and EpiPen sales have skyrocketed. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Orthopraxos's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Monotheistic.

Orthopraxos is ranked 21,343rd in the world and 2nd in Spoiled Cats for Most Influential, scoring 959 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Most Devout: 77thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 84thMost Primitive: 223rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 239thBest Weather: 735thMost Pacifist: 985thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,047thNicest Citizens: 1,210thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,332ndLowest Crime Rates: 1,333rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 1,860thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,293rdMost Cultured: 2,300thHealthiest Citizens: 2,513thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,209thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,884thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,617thLargest Populations: 5,398thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,775thHighest Economic Output: 6,852ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,625thTop
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Largest Governments: 11,382ndMost Stationary: 13,700th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, shopkeepers use microscopes to verify the authenticity of banknotes.
  • : Orthopraxos was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, the carbon tax fund gladly supplies warm blankets when the poor can't pay their heating bills.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation'.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, people who have had childhood imaginary friends are told they can't ever be trusted with guns.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, the nation's taxpayers pay for foreign government's extravagances.

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