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The Colony of Orion 042

“Lnilam, Mintaka and Alnitak”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Location: Artificial Solar System

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Colony of Orion 042 is a massive, pleasant nation, notable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 1.444 billion Orion 042ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Welfare, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid receives no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.9%.

The Orion 042ian economy, worth 68.4 trillion stardusts a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Woodchip Exports, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 47,386 stardusts, with the richest citizens earning 7.9 times as much as the poorest.

The nation's prisons are touted as the best weight loss programs money can't buy, the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts, those who don't have a bean to spend don't know a bean about Brasilistanian coffee beans, and rural citizens live in terror of their local village constable. Crime, especially youth-related, is relatively low, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Orion 042's national animal is the the Hunter, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Orion 042 is ranked 172,719th in the world and 2,987th in Artificial Solar System for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -1.61 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Largest Gambling Industry: 21,395th
Most Influential: 281st in the regionMost Stationary: 317th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 322nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 349th in the regionMost Conservative: 449th in the regionMost Armed: 449th in the region

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