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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 319thMost Valuable International Artwork: 357thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 648th
The Hail Chairman Meow of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Hail Chairman Meow!
Chairman Meow
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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The Orwell Society

Population4.278 billion

CapitalAirstrip One
LeaderChairman Meow
FaithMeowism

Currencycredit
Animalcat

The Hail Chairman Meow of The Orwell Society is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Chairman Meow with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.278 billion Orwellians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Airstrip One. The average income tax rate is 98.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Orwellian economy, worth a remarkable 1,343 trillion credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 314,124 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Orwellians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying, the nation's new currency features full-length portraits of Chairman Meow in ermine and velvet garb, and the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Orwell Society's national animal is the cat, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Meowism.

The Orwell Society is ranked 3,080th in the world and 4th in The Wellspring for Largest Governments, scoring 50.23 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 319thMost Valuable International Artwork: 357thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 648thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,088thMost Patriotic: 1,212thLargest Mining Sector: 1,441stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,566thMost Secular: 1,615thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,630thLowest Crime Rates: 1,630thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,791stHighest Average Incomes: 2,532ndTop
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Largest Governments: 3,080thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,141stMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,522ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,830thMost Conservative: 4,670thLargest Black Market: 4,849thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,205thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,275thHealthiest Citizens: 6,389thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,009thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,116thMost Authoritarian: 7,693rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,336thLargest Welfare Programs: 11,080thSmartest Citizens: 11,113thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,150thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13,811thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,657thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 15,292ndHighest Economic Output: 21,132ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 23,667thMost Developed: 23,872nd
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Lowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 8th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 15th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 18th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 23rd in the regionMost Developed: 32nd in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 43rd in the regionMost Extreme: 44th in the regionLargest Populations: 61st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 73rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Orwell Society's influence in The Wellspring rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
  • : The Orwell Society was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : The Orwell Society was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Patriotic and Highest Average Incomes and the Top 5% for Most Scientifically Advanced, Largest Black Market, and Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : The Orwell Society was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : The Orwell Society's influence in The Wellspring rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
  • : Following new legislation in The Orwell Society, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orwell Society, the nation's new currency features full-length portraits of Chairman Meow in ermine and velvet garb.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orwell Society, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Orwellians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orwell Society, even doll houses and dog kennels have to be able to withstand rigorous earthquake testing.
  • : Following new legislation in The Orwell Society, the nation has a strict 'no marauding undead' law (The Orwell Society has found 7 easter eggs).

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