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Most Cheerful Citizens: 16,587th
The Boer Republic of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Liberal Dictatorship
Omnia omnibus
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Oranje Staat

Population2.947 billion

LeaderLouw van Schalkwyk
FaithDutch Reformed


The Boer Republic of Oranje Staat is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Louw van Schalkwyk with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory military service, unlimited-speed roads, and smutty television. The hard-working, cynical, devout population of 2.947 billion Boers are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Education, Healthcare, and Law & Order are also considered important. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bloemfontein. The average income tax rate is 23.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Boer economy, worth 190 trillion pounds a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is 64,476 pounds, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

The thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions, old folks reminisce about the last time someone was acquitted of a crime, in life full of care there is no time to stop and stare, and drug-related crimes carry the death penalty. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Oranje Staat's national animal is the lion and its national religion is Dutch Reformed.

Oranje Staat is ranked 161,712th in the world and 3,505th in Lazarus for Least Corrupt Governments, with 92.6 percentage of bribes refused.

Most Cheerful Citizens: 16,587th

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