Thursday, November 8, 2007

Welcome Restored Orthodoxy

We welcome The Holy Empire of Restored Orthodoxy (, a United Nations member, as the 151st member nation state in 01 Eastern Roman Empire Region.

The Holy Empire of Restored Orthodoxy is a small, devout nation, remarkable for its strong anti-business politics. Its hard-nosed, cynical population of 7 million are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, socially-minded government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Social Welfare, and Defence. The average income tax rate is 68%, and even higher for the wealthy. Private enterprise is illegal, but for those in the know there is a slick and highly efficient black market in Arms Manufacturing.
Elections have been outlawed, military spending recently hit a new high, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Restored Orthodoxy's national animal is the double headed eagle, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its curr

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