by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 684thMost Influential: 1,053rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,577th
The Unpleasant Drainpipe of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
It's all over
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population6.221 billion

FaithWorship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle

AnimalDeadly Garden Snake

The Unpleasant Drainpipe of Gurou is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Bronzefishy with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, ban on automobiles, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.221 billion Gurouans 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, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WiyNei. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Gurouan economy, worth 726 trillion Iousies 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 an impressive 116,760 Iousies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fat-shaming is now public policy, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons, and the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gurou's national animal is the Deadly Garden Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Worship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle.

Gurou is ranked 240,649th in the world and 9,321st in The North Pacific for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -11.79 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 684thMost Influential: 1,053rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,577thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,975thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,526thMost Secular: 4,838thLargest Black Market: 5,184thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,983rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,518thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,162ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,058thTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,607thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,035thLowest Crime Rates: 15,091stLargest Governments: 15,584thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,414thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,756thBest Weather: 17,985thMost Stationary: 18,692ndMost Advanced Public Education: 20,883rdLongest Average Lifespans: 21,049th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 55th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 93rd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 189th in the regionLargest Black Market: 238th in the regionMost Secular: 268th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 277th in the regionMost Influential: 397th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 405th in the regionMost Stationary: 441st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 469th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 607th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 709th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 767th in the regionLargest Governments: 794th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 795th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 796th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 907th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 945th in the region

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