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The Sleepy Panda's 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

Population23.929 billion

CapitalSaint Orion Ecumenopolis
LeaderChief Orion the SPOOKY
FaithOrion Catholic

CurrencyBamboo Leaf
AnimalSleepy Panda

The Sleepy Panda's Way of Spooky Orion Bowshock is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Chief Orion the SPOOKY with an iron fist, and renowned for its ban on automobiles, zero percent divorce rate, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, cynical, cheerful, devout population of 23.929 billion Sleepy Pandas 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, well-organized 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 Sleepy economy, worth a remarkable 5,336 trillion Bamboo Leaves 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, Tourism, and Trout Farming. Average income is an amazing 222,994 Bamboo Leaves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A common response to government PSAs is "well, DUH, obviously", shelters struggle to keep up with the endless intake of stray animals, there is a dearth of space for new houses, and adult magazines are having a sales resurgence as internet anonymity disappears. 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 Sleepy Panda, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Orion Catholic.

Spooky Orion Bowshock is ranked 260th in the world and 13th in The North Pacific for Safest, scoring 189.54 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 58thMost Pacifist: 169thLowest Crime Rates: 189thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 252ndSafest: 260thMost Advanced Public Transport: 273rdMost Rebellious Youth: 311thMost Devout: 321stBest Weather: 345thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 349thMost Beautiful Environments: 372ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 392ndMost Advanced Public Education: 448thLargest Publishing Industry: 484thHighest Average Tax Rates: 607thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 644thMost Developed: 680thLargest Governments: 695thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 700thNicest Citizens: 723rdLongest Average Lifespans: 785thMost Influential: 940thMost Cultured: 951stMost Valuable International Artwork: 994thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,025thHealthiest Citizens: 1,152ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,211thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,335thSmartest Citizens: 1,358thHighest Economic Output: 1,594thTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 2,197thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,256thLargest Populations: 3,962ndHighest Average Incomes: 4,711thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,724thMost Efficient Economies: 8,829thMost Authoritarian: 9,119thMost Inclusive: 9,219thMost Stationary: 9,394thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 13,070thMost Income Equality: 13,229thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,914th
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13th in the regionSafest: 13th in the regionMost Pacifist: 14th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 15th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionMost Devout: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 20th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 20th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 20th in the regionBest Weather: 26th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 34th in the regionLargest Governments: 38th in the regionMost Developed: 41st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 43rd in the regionLargest Populations: 46th in the regionMost Cultured: 47th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 49th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 49th in the regionNicest Citizens: 52nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 60th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 70th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 76th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 87th in the regionTop
Largest Welfare Programs: 106th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 127th in the regionMost Stationary: 198th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 226th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 343rd in the regionMost Influential: 352nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 425th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 456th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 535th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 569th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 687th in the regionMost Income Equality: 728th in the regionMost Extreme: 1,012th in the region

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