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The Theocracy of Orthopraxos

“In deus nos fides”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Enforcer

Location: Spoiled Cats

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Orthopraxos

Population24.358 billion

CapitalNew Jerusalem
LeaderPapess Theodora
FaithMonotheistic

Currencylira
Animaldove

The Theocracy of Orthopraxos is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Papess Theodora with an iron fist, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 24.358 billion Orthopraxosans are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Jerusalem. The average income tax rate is 90.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Orthopraxosan economy, worth a remarkable 2,202 trillion lire a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Basket Weaving industry, with significant contributions from Furniture Restoration. Average income is 90,432 lire, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance, the people's love for Papess Theodora is little more than self-preservation, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones, and political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Orthopraxos's national animal is the dove, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is Monotheistic.

Orthopraxos is ranked 238,273rd in the world and 4th in Spoiled Cats for Fattest Citizens, with 2.95 Obesity Rate.

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1%
Most Devout: 139thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 154thMost Ignorant Citizens: 388thMost Primitive: 644thBest Weather: 1,087thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,297thNicest Citizens: 1,348thLowest Crime Rates: 1,456thMost Pacifist: 1,464thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,142ndMost Cultured: 2,300thTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 2,430thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,508thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,887thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,511thLargest Populations: 4,613thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,974thMost Efficient Economies: 5,947thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,004thHighest Economic Output: 7,419thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,548thLargest Governments: 11,843rdTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,614thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,743rdHighest Poor Incomes: 22,329th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, political speeches that drill deep into bureaucratic fine detail could be said to be a little boring.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, old dogs don't have to learn new tricks but they have to prove they haven't forgotten old ones.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, the people's love for Papess Theodora is little more than self-preservation.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, footballers are doing aerobics in the sauna to build their hot weather endurance.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, if a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it... Orthopraxosan satellites can detect it.
  • : Orthopraxos was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Healthiest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, gay couples have to travel to Brancaland to find a church that will actually let them wed.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, doctors accused of having no heart reply that cardiology isn't their speciality.
  • : Following new legislation in Orthopraxos, literally voiceless people are unable to protest when food and water are denied to them.

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