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The Queen's State of Orse

“Ess Ore” the Governor

Category: Corporate Police State
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Diplomat

Location: Senegal

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Orse

Population24.576 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor
Faithnone

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Orse is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by the Governor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 24.576 billion Orseans are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, pro-business morass — juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 67.7%.

The powerhouse Orsean economy, worth a remarkable 1,024 trillion betales a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Basket Weaving, and Trout Farming. Average income is 41,702 betales, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 169,085 per year while the poor average 6,846, a ratio of 24.7 to 1.

The country's famous rainforests are being bulldozed by the mining industry, Orse has designated Capital Heights as its capital city, the Governor has just been declared ruler of Orse in an international press conference, and none has been named as Orse's national religion. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Orse's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Orse is ranked 162,745th in the world and 8th in Senegal for Most Pro-Market, scoring -16 on the Rand Index.

Top
5%
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,558thLargest Populations: 3,713thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8,295thTop
10%
Highest Economic Output: 16,351st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Orse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Orse's influence in Senegal rose from "Envoy" to "Diplomat".
  • : Orse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Orse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Orse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, Most Advanced Law Enforcement, and Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Orse was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Orse's influence in Senegal rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Orse's influence in Senegal fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".
  • : Orse's influence in Senegal rose from "Duckspeaker" to "Envoy".
  • : Orse's influence in Senegal fell from "Envoy" to "Duckspeaker".

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