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The Bloom of Orchid Snapdragon

“Twirling Toward Freedom”

Category: Authoritarian Democracy
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
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Location: Confederacy of Dictators

Regional Influence: Powerbroker


The Bloom of Orchid Snapdragon is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, parental licensing program, and soft-spoken computers. The quiet, industrious population of 2.612 billion Orchid Snapdragonians are prohibited from doing almost everything except voting, which they do timidly and conservatively.

The medium-sized, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda. The average income tax rate is 32.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The Orchid Snapdragonian economy, worth 102 trillion rupees a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, Information Technology, and Cheese Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 39,146 rupees, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.5 times as much as the poorest.

Flight attendants rip down curtains with revolutionary fervor, droves of former desperados are applying to join the border police, party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance", and translators have been hired to deal with the varying regional accents during national political debates. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force. Orchid Snapdragon's national animal is the falcon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies.

Orchid Snapdragon is ranked 253,839th in the world and 5th in Confederacy of Dictators for Smartest Citizens, with 1.73 quips per hour.

Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,721stLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,406thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 11,286thTop
Most Ignorant Citizens: 15,185thMost Conservative: 20,043rd

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