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The United Kingdom of Orange-Bourgogne

“Saevis tranquillus in undis.”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: Geopolity

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Orange-Bourgogne

Population13.656 billion

CapitalWestminster City
LeaderHis Majesty King Henry I

CurrencyFlorine
AnimalKingfisher

The United Kingdom of Orange-Bourgogne is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by His Majesty King Henry I with an even hand, and notable for its prohibition of alcohol, national health service, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate population of 13.656 billion Orange-Bourgognians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Westminster City. The average income tax rate is 71.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Orange-Bourgognian economy, worth 885 trillion Florines a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector is mostly comprised of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, although the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 64,877 Florines, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It is illegal to make racist remarks in public, invasive drug testing is now performed at elementary school sports days, witnesses have to run a gauntlet of mob enforcers to testify at trials, and children play ring-around-the-rosey around bonfires of videogame cartridges. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Orange-Bourgogne's national animal is the Kingfisher, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Orange-Bourgogne is ranked 9,327th in the world and 8th in Geopolity for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1,696.67 Tourists Per Hour.

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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,369thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,792ndBest Weather: 4,369thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,708thMost Stationary: 5,015thSafest: 5,713thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,099thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,102ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,536thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,327thMost Pacifist: 10,875thTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 11,497thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,684thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,106thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,542ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13,966thMost Subsidized Industry: 15,557thLargest Populations: 16,978thLowest Crime Rates: 17,156thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,971stHighest Economic Output: 19,277thHealthiest Citizens: 19,711thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,298th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionSafest: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6th in the regionLargest Populations: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 9th in the regionMost Pacifist: 9th in the region

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