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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 45th Most Pacifist: 127th Lowest Crime Rates: 195th
The Hunters' Way of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Electricity:Electron; Morality:Moron
Chief Orion the SPOOKY
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Spooky Orion Bowshock

Population21.47 billion

CapitalSaint Orion Ecumenopolis
LeaderChief Orion the SPOOKY
FaithOrion Catholic


The Hunters' Way of Spooky Orion Bowshock is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Chief Orion the SPOOKY with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, infamous sell-swords, and state-planned economy. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 21.47 billion Spooky Orions are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Orion Ecumenopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Spooky Orion Bowshock's economy, worth a remarkable 4,809 trillion Arrowheads a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 223,993 Arrowheads, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government-run newspapers insist that everything is fine, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Spooky Orion Bowshock Blood Tithe, there are no more heroes any more, and whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Spooky Orion Bowshock's Embarrassments. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spooky Orion Bowshock's national animal is the Foxhound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orion Catholic.

Spooky Orion Bowshock is ranked 29,888th in the world and 1,469th in The North Pacific for Most Extreme, scoring 29.36 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 45thMost Pacifist: 127thLowest Crime Rates: 195thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 248thMost Devout: 270thMost Rebellious Youth: 289thSafest: 302ndMost Efficient Economies: 320thBest Weather: 340thMost Advanced Public Transport: 357thMost Beautiful Environments: 367thMost Cheerful Citizens: 386thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 400thHighest Average Tax Rates: 525thLargest Publishing Industry: 531stLargest Governments: 550thMost Developed: 558thMost Advanced Public Education: 581stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 626thLongest Average Lifespans: 670thNicest Citizens: 750thMost Influential: 926thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 970thMost Cultured: 976thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,111thHealthiest Citizens: 1,228thSmartest Citizens: 1,414thHighest Economic Output: 1,530thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,704thTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,117thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,348thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,771stHighest Average Incomes: 4,047thLargest Populations: 4,272ndMost Subsidized Industry: 6,463rdTop
Most Stationary: 11,542ndMost Authoritarian: 11,896thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,377thMost Inclusive: 12,884thMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,560thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 16,577th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 16th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionLargest Governments: 23rd in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 27th in the regionMost Developed: 38th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 40th in the regionMost Cultured: 41st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 44th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 45th in the regionNicest Citizens: 48th in the regionLargest Populations: 51st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 67th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 69th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 69th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 82nd in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 173rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 180th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 192nd in the regionMost Stationary: 271st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 308th in the regionMost Influential: 381st in the regionTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 468th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 673rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 704th in the regionMost Inclusive: 760th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 779th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 782nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, whipping posts and lashes have been transferred to the Historical Museum of Spooky Orion Bowshock's Embarrassments.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, there are no more heroes any more.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, tax evaders are regularly visited by agents of the Spooky Orion Bowshock Blood Tithe.
  • : Spooky Orion Bowshock was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, the government-run newspapers insist that everything is fine.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, knitters are arrested for carrying needles in their bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, photographs that show ladies' ankles are considered risqué.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, the climate agreement has actually increased the volume of hot air in the atmosphere.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, tax-payers are funding ever more extravagant movie projects.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, drills and shovels have been banned as the government cracks down on any means of fracking.


World Assembly

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