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The Hunters' Way of Spooky Orion Bowshock

“Electricity:Electron; Morality:Moron” Chief Orion the SPOOKY

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
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Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific


Spooky Orion Bowshock

Population21.816 billion

CapitalSaint Orion Ecumenopolis
LeaderChief Orion the SPOOKY
FaithOrion Catholic


The Hunters' Way of Spooky Orion Bowshock is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Chief Orion the SPOOKY with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory vegetarianism, and zero percent divorce rate. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 21.816 billion Spooky Orions are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saint Orion Ecumenopolis. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Spooky Orion Bowshock's economy, worth a remarkable 4,904 trillion Arrowheads a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 224,804 Arrowheads, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

The government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters, 3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly, teen boys and girls find stick-figure-aided lectures on their comradestruation emphasises socialist unity more than biology, and all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Spooky Orion Bowshock's national animal is the Foxhound, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orion Catholic.

Spooky Orion Bowshock is ranked 149,123rd in the world and 7,195th in The North Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 36.72 Workforce Participation Rate.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 42ndMost Pacifist: 129thLowest Crime Rates: 195thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 251stMost Devout: 266thSafest: 285thMost Rebellious Youth: 300thMost Efficient Economies: 312thMost Advanced Public Transport: 333rdBest Weather: 345thMost Beautiful Environments: 361stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 381stMost Cheerful Citizens: 398thHighest Average Tax Rates: 508thLargest Publishing Industry: 542ndMost Developed: 546thLargest Governments: 554thMost Advanced Public Education: 556thLongest Average Lifespans: 654thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 680thNicest Citizens: 749thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 941stMost Influential: 968thMost Cultured: 972ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,100thHealthiest Citizens: 1,171stSmartest Citizens: 1,407thHighest Economic Output: 1,507thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 1,711thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,988thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,311thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,549thHighest Average Incomes: 4,013thLargest Populations: 4,136thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,775thTop
Most Authoritarian: 9,397thMost Stationary: 10,799thMost Inclusive: 12,509thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,412thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,742nd
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15th in the regionSafest: 16th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionLargest Governments: 24th in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 25th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 25th in the regionMost Developed: 36th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 41st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 43rd in the regionMost Cultured: 44th in the regionNicest Citizens: 47th in the regionLargest Populations: 50th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 60th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 68th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 69th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 71st in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 77th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 170th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 178th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 191st in the regionMost Stationary: 258th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 330th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 384th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 487th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 530th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 582nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, all writing must pass a censorship board before being allowed on the shelves.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, teen boys and girls find stick-figure-aided lectures on their comradestruation emphasises socialist unity more than biology.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, 3D printed organs are a breath of new life for the sick and elderly.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, the government has adopted a "Lightning Never Strikes Twice" approach to dealing with natural disasters.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, the national Police Academies have dedicated infant wings.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, Spooky Orion Bowshock's tourists are encouraged to hand out spare condoms to locals while on vacation.
  • : Spooky Orion Bowshock voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prohibit Private Prisons".
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, turning the other cheek is accompanied by a polite letter of complaint.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, criminals rejoice in the streets as the entire police force is sent away on a training retreat.
  • : Following new legislation in Spooky Orion Bowshock, prime real estate is devoted to wind farms and solar energy generators.


World Assembly

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