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The Ecclesiocracy of Holy Oranz

“May Oran shine Her Light upon us”

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

Population8.58 billion

CapitalAkhet
LeaderHigh Priestess Kanon
FaithSheutism

Currencyhael
AnimalRoyal Crested Sea Mesc

The Ecclesiocracy of Holy Oranz is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by High Priestess Kanon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and compulsory military service. The compassionate, cheerful, devout population of 8.58 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 3,453 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 402,456 haels, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

High Priestess Kanon's iHouse is so intelligent that it manages its own social media accounts, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, rebuilding efforts for a recently destroyed cathedral aren't expected to be completed for another century, and political speeches always take place at sunset to a background of patriotic power ballads. 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 137,527th in the world and 6,458th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -1.61 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most Inclusive: 79thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 93rdMost Cultured: 111thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 118thMost Cheerful Citizens: 137thNicest Citizens: 142ndHighest Poor Incomes: 152ndLargest Governments: 153rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 154thMost Efficient Economies: 173rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 175thLowest Crime Rates: 202ndMost Beautiful Environments: 211thMost Devout: 217thMost Influential: 217thMost Developed: 247thSmartest Citizens: 267thLongest Average Lifespans: 278thMost Subsidized Industry: 356thMost Scientifically Advanced: 384thMost Valuable International Artwork: 423rdBest Weather: 452ndLargest Welfare Programs: 466thHealthiest Citizens: 473rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 474thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 545thSafest: 627thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 672ndHighest Average Incomes: 716thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 736thMost Advanced Public Education: 826thLargest Publishing Industry: 997thMost Pacifist: 1,096thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,111thMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,183rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,249thHighest Drug Use: 1,449thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,484thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,191stHighest Economic Output: 3,343rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3,494thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,946thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,147thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,619thNudest: 6,623rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,808thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,297thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,542ndTop
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Most Extensive Civil Rights: 10,676thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,878thMost Income Equality: 15,735thMost Politically Free: 16,450thMost Stationary: 19,122nd
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Most Cultured: 3rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 8th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 9th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 14th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 15th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 15th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 17th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 18th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 19th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 19th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 20th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 23rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 26th in the regionBest Weather: 28th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 33rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionSafest: 37th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 41st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 41st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 47th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 55th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 57th in the regionMost Influential: 58th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 70th in the regionMost Pacifist: 73rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 75th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 82nd in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 99th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 117th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 202nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 217th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 249th in the regionNudest: 280th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 290th in the regionMost Politically Free: 325th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 327th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 340th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 375th in the regionMost Stationary: 470th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 576th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 620th in the regionMost Extreme: 668th in the regionMost Income Equality: 755th in the region

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