by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,222ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,242ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,081st
The Empire of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
Law and order comes first
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Very Strong
Political Freedom

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Population416 million


The Empire of Daerou is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 416 million Daerouans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 71.0%.

The very strong Daerouan economy, worth 28.9 trillion Daraks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Trout Farming, and Cheese Exports. Average income is 69,581 Daraks, with the richest citizens earning 6.3 times as much as the poorest.

Leader's Twitcher account is typically used to share Loaka memes rather than government policy, bouncers at the door of the sweet shop warn five-year-olds not to cause trouble, internet flame wars have been known to cause real-world casualties, and the police go to great efforts to seize contraband favored by politicians on the police oversight committee. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Daerou's national animal is the Loaka, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Daerou is ranked 192,709th in the world and 1,952nd in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -7.75 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 6,222ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,242ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,081stTop
Most Influential: 10,562ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,729thMost Authoritarian: 12,809thMost Conservative: 14,779thMost Corrupt Governments: 16,811thMost Valuable International Artwork: 19,567th
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 56th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 77th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 98th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 124th in the regionMost Conservative: 130th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 137th in the regionMost Avoided: 172nd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 177th in the region

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