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The Ecclesiocracy of Holy Oranz

“Through the Divine Shadow we know ourselves”

Category: Left-wing Utopia
Civil Rights:
Frightening
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
World Benchmark

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The North Pacific

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Holy Oranz

Population6.618 billion

CapitalAkhet
LeaderHigh Priestess Kanon
FaithSheutism

Currencyhael
AnimalRoyal Crested Sea Mesc

The Ecclesiocracy of Holy Oranz is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by High Priestess Kanon with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, keen interest in outer space, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 6.618 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, socially-minded, 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 2,435 trillion haels a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 368,041 haels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news, troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist, and EpiPen sales have skyrocketed. 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 3,779th in the world and 130th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 9,629.17 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 29thMost Inclusive: 108thMost Influential: 158thMost Cultured: 165thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 166thMost Developed: 171stHighest Poor Incomes: 176thMost Cheerful Citizens: 198thNicest Citizens: 206thLongest Average Lifespans: 210thLargest Governments: 218thHighest Average Tax Rates: 226thMost Compassionate Citizens: 241stLowest Crime Rates: 259thMost Beautiful Environments: 276thMost Devout: 303rdSmartest Citizens: 371stMost Subsidized Industry: 414thMost Scientifically Advanced: 510thBest Weather: 604thMost Pacifist: 634thHealthiest Citizens: 682ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 691stLargest Welfare Programs: 696thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 735thHighest Average Incomes: 775thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 804thSafest: 806thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 863rdMost Advanced Public Education: 1,053rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,055thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,267thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,340thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,502ndTop
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Highest Drug Use: 1,586thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,928thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,610thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 3,779thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3,946thNudest: 4,237thHighest Economic Output: 4,573rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,205thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,777thMost Efficient Economies: 6,224thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,262ndTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 7,647thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,682ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,541stMost Politically Free: 11,160thMost Corrupt Governments: 11,944thMost Income Equality: 12,407thMost Extreme: 15,013th
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Most Cultured: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 12th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 13th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 23rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 27th in the regionMost Influential: 29th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 29th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 31st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 32nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 33rd in the regionBest Weather: 36th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 41st in the regionMost Pacifist: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 43rd in the regionSafest: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 50th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 67th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 73rd in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 84th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 116th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 122nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 130th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 145th in the regionNudest: 160th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 215th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 218th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 270th in the regionMost Politically Free: 276th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 309th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 319th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 323rd in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 463rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 470th in the regionMost Extreme: 588th in the regionMost Income Equality: 626th in the regionLargest Populations: 631st in the regionMost Stationary: 669th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, EpiPen sales have skyrocketed.
  • : Holy Oranz was endorsed by The Armed Republic of Alusten.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, troublemakers boast about how many times they have to visit their therapist.
  • : Holy Oranz endorsed The Republic of Gondigams.
  • : Holy Oranz was endorsed by The Republic of Gondigams.
  • : Holy Oranz was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, UFO sightings are listed daily in the morning news.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, the military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, wilderness-dwelling hermits are surprised to find railway stations on their front doorsteps.
  • : Following new legislation in Holy Oranz, government adverts say that twelve lashes a day keeps divine wrath at bay.

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World Assembly

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