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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 850th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 977th Largest Retail Industry: 1,710th
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The Orion Islands

Population5.563 billion

CapitalUnion City
LeaderPresident Keevert
FaithChristianity

CurrencyDollar
AnimalEagle

The Republic of The Orion Islands is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Keevert with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, keen interest in outer space, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 5.563 billion Orionites enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The relatively small, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Union City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 58.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Orionite economy, worth a remarkable 1,171 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 210,510 Dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 699,493 per year while the poor average 47,245, a ratio of 14.8 to 1.

The explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape The Orion Islands, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries, and children have lost interest in toy guns in favor of toy meth lab kits. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Orion Islands's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

The Orion Islands is ranked 5,542nd in the world and 33rd in Europeia for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 33,642.96 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 850thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 977thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 1,710thMost Devout: 1,948thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,165thMost Subsidized Industry: 2,302ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,920thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,181stMost Influential: 3,315thMost Avoided: 3,653rdLargest Publishing Industry: 4,288thHighest Average Incomes: 4,730thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,542ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,678thSafest: 5,744thMost Cultured: 6,024thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,521stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,166thLargest Mining Sector: 7,951stTop
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Largest Governments: 8,858thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,994thSmartest Citizens: 9,144thHighest Economic Output: 10,822ndLowest Crime Rates: 11,129thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,606thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11,904thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,403rdRudest Citizens: 15,906th
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionMost Devout: 20th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 37th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 55th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 60th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 60th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 71st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 74th in the regionSafest: 77th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 80th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 84th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 85th in the regionMost Cultured: 91st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Orion Islands, children have lost interest in toy guns in favor of toy meth lab kits.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orion Islands, prankster scientists legally change their names to silly pseudonyms before major discoveries.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orion Islands, reporters who negatively comment on politicians' haircuts are cut from the news.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orion Islands, the explosive fireball of the disintegrating space shuttle has devastated Cape The Orion Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orion Islands, warfare increasingly resembles a video game.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orion Islands, prolonged government investigations are a common revenge tactic among spurned spouses.
  • : The Orion Islands was endorsed by The Sentient Shadow of Asmelai.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orion Islands, the acceptance of acupuncture and other alternative therapies has needled the scientific community.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orion Islands, a faint smell of body odour can be detected at several miles distance from the National Science Park.
  • : The Orion Islands was endorsed by The Federation of Greatnessity City.

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