by Max Barry

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 226thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,351stMost Influential: 1,503rd
The Dominion of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
We will get there
The Lord
Civil Rights
Below Average
Political Freedom

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Population3.953 billion

LeaderThe Lord


The Dominion of Neruch is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The Lord with an iron fist, and notable for its state-planned economy, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.953 billion Neruchians 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.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neruchia. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Neruchian economy, worth 668 trillion credits 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. 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 169,169 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's said that The Lord can turn every pleasure into a chore, sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, and armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Neruch's national animal is the platypus, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Neruch is ranked 201,412th in the world and 7,978th in The East Pacific for Most Avoided, scoring 0.39 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 226thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,351stMost Influential: 1,503rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,607thTop
Most Secular: 3,298thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,686thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,776thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,693rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,184thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,278thMost Developed: 5,515thLowest Crime Rates: 5,661stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,089thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,114thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,406thLargest Black Market: 6,481stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,497thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,666thSmartest Citizens: 7,869thLargest Governments: 7,919thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,165thBest Weather: 8,505thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,164thHighest Average Incomes: 9,852ndMost Efficient Economies: 10,175thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,618thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,899thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,844thHealthiest Citizens: 12,026thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,996thMost Authoritarian: 15,510thMost Cultured: 17,403rdMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,544th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionMost Influential: 54th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 62nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 95th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 100th in the regionMost Secular: 101st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 126th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 153rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 155th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 159th in the regionMost Developed: 162nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 173rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 177th in the regionLargest Black Market: 185th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 191st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 196th in the regionLargest Governments: 199th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 205th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 215th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 238th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 249th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 255th in the regionBest Weather: 259th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 268th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 292nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 333rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 358th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 376th in the regionTop
Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 415th in the regionMost Stationary: 463rd in the regionMost Cultured: 464th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 488th in the regionNudest: 510th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 592nd in the regionLargest Populations: 744th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 800th in the region

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