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The Ecclesiocracy of Holy Oranz

“May Oran shine Her Light upon us”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific


Holy Oranz

Population9.003 billion

LeaderHigh Priestess Kanon

AnimalRoyal Crested Sea Mesc

The Ecclesiocracy of Holy Oranz is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by High Priestess Kanon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its parental licensing program, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 9.003 billion Oranzians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Akhet. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Oranzian economy, worth a remarkable 3,663 trillion haels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 406,968 haels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The endangered saltwater humpback Royal Crested Sea Mesc is only seen in captivity programs, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students, and traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Holy Oranz's national animal is the Royal Crested Sea Mesc, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Sheutism.

Holy Oranz is ranked 220,557th in the world and 10,014th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -2660.48 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 44thMost Inclusive: 80thMost Cultured: 109thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 116thMost Cheerful Citizens: 129thNicest Citizens: 130thHighest Average Tax Rates: 141stLargest Governments: 149thMost Compassionate Citizens: 161stMost Efficient Economies: 166thMost Influential: 171stHighest Poor Incomes: 185thLowest Crime Rates: 195thMost Devout: 207thMost Beautiful Environments: 210thMost Developed: 236thSmartest Citizens: 252ndLongest Average Lifespans: 261stMost Subsidized Industry: 349thMost Scientifically Advanced: 361stLargest Welfare Programs: 407thBest Weather: 417thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 426thHealthiest Citizens: 427thMost Valuable International Artwork: 440thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 493rdSafest: 590thHighest Average Incomes: 692ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 693rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 772ndMost Advanced Public Education: 791stLargest Publishing Industry: 975thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,008thMost Pacifist: 1,010thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,087thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,095thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,392ndHighest Drug Use: 1,571stTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,123rdHighest Economic Output: 3,141stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,839thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,043rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,205thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,784thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,002ndNudest: 7,088thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,364thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,014thTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 13,897thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,238thMost Stationary: 18,410thMost Politically Free: 19,546thLargest Retail Industry: 21,201stMost Income Equality: 21,211th
Most Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionNicest Citizens: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 27th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 28th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 33rd in the regionSafest: 35th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 38th in the regionMost Influential: 39th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 40th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 47th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 51st in the regionMost Pacifist: 63rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 68th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 79th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 94th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 119th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 125th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 227th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 229th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 248th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 251st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 285th in the regionNudest: 291st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 333rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 341st in the regionMost Stationary: 434th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 468th in the regionTop
Largest Populations: 560th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 665th in the regionMost Extreme: 967th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 995th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Holy Oranz endorsed The New Comfedian Empire of Comfed.
  • : Holy Oranz was endorsed by The New Comfedian Empire of Comfed.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, schools have extensive counseling programs for troubled students.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Holy Oranz was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Trooporia.
  • : Holy Oranz voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Ever-Wandering Souls".
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, the endangered saltwater humpback Royal Crested Sea Mesc is only seen in captivity programs.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, courtrooms can be a little sketchy.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 663 » Sunto, Yaorozu, Great Bights Mum, Shadowrik, Notyoutopia, Unimaginable Doom, Sil Dorsett, Xentherida, Frances Francis the First of France, Esplandia, New Lakemba, Dutchyland, Chukstik Illahi, Corfad, Choistan, Walter Jackson, Elevation, XiOnn, Great and Glorious Martese Unionins, The Bureaucratic Territories, Nationalist Peoples Party, Joodey, Diodone, Wooleystan, Koda-Land, Necromonia, BrightFutures, Revolutionary Sealand, Karazan, The Teddy, Eglise Sainte Eve, Felpolandia, Wineclaw, Humptalumpta, Selfgradatude, Dicko, Malta Comino Gozo, SORT, Ice and Tinian, Dopeland420, Siwale, Unsophisticate, Kundam, Nisastria, Alice Gardens, Panama Coalition, French Bananastan, Buckerino, Vexilia, Cloydicia, and 613 others.PlanetPunk, New Chilokver, Pallaith, Gmt2001, Puczovska, Pleroma Sans Romans, Prospit, Ateala, Kwaj, Zokk, Holy Marcus Empire, Balzaria, Wilkshire, Soviet Terran, Romanian Land, Yukti, Prydania, Universal State Formula, Wills Dominion, Srpski Novo Zelandjani, Pradovnia, Kelvaros Prime, Maott, The Iron Lions, The Syca, David Davidson, The Austro Germanic Union, Moubarakistan, Territorio di Nessuno, North Armatas, Phualand, Azzarel, Pasargad, Acrabinnia, LostLegion, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Cinnibar, Radicaster, Western Vapia, Arimbia, United States of Medford, East Supple Lund, Phoronu, The Gamer Party, Highton Islands, Shibutani, Free Culture, East Wushen, Viridiann, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Govornia, Saugeria, Zondu, Detrivania, Former English Colony, Blackphir, Old Emporia, Marbamaga, Nordrym, United Draconia, Bearical, Empy, Chatheatinamopia, Whereisthatistan, Vivanco, New Trisone, Zeternia, Sundred, Hyperbanus, Ethnon, Fizban, Axuva, Ilisseia, Nexia, Valhalla123, Rosewood-, Arstungry, El Fiji Grande, Kobagia, Velon, Tarr-Nation, Amestris-Britannia, Dar es Saalam, Daiz, Zeno-sama, The Discipled, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Kasazzastan, Yemet, Central Ryal, NationTownState, The Rhein States, The Most Freedom Ever, Weanamaco, United Asgardian States, Ninjak30, Niradans, Gurou, Newpromisedland, United Kahndaq, Partax, Potatolandium, North Bratislava, Votak Matim, Gilakistan, Dyrenell, Zumlandia, Napnomadia, Vincone Cae, Omnistria, The Windmilluminati, Dreadton, Asgardira, The English Alliance, The Sinclarian Provinces, Guer Aike, Orado, The AP Republic, Aetulia, Solmetria, Zankioa, Fendlium, Steampunk Ariel, Trillius, Cors Evia, Haor Chall, Astronomical, Republic of New Atlantis, Nakayo, 1 very fast endotarter, Loutsland, Fascist Democracy, Pauliestien, Centromuria, United States of Americanas, Virillum, Iudaeah, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Ever dark, Solidair, Astrind, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Glurponia, Lorigia, Marmiedon, Ajibola, The Albatraoz, Nordic-British Union, Runeda, Seenvorland, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Wisconsota, PotatoFarmers, Miamington, Vernest Quill, McMasterdonia, Preble, Supreme Leader Hadrian, The O C, San Gavino, Freyford, VietAnhland, Solskjar, The 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