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Nudest: 873rdMost Primitive: 2,211thMost Devout: 4,331st
The Theocracy of
Corrupt Dictatorship Well-Meaning Dictatorship
Strong and Prosperous Nation
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Nurmani

Population299 million

CapitalElaku

CurrencyChervonets
Animalreindeer

The Theocracy of Nurmani is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, notable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 299 million Nurmanians 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 government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elaku. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Nurmanian economy, worth 10.0 trillion Chervonets 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 slick, highly efficient, quite specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 33,537 Chervonets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches, burnt-out forty-foot-tall wicker men dot the countryside, janitors and factory workers are often better educated than the bosses they work for, and diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nurmani's national animal is the reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nurmani is ranked 140,015th in the world and 6,296th in The East Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 54.58 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Nudest: 873rdTop
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Most Primitive: 2,211thMost Devout: 4,331stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,731stMost Income Equality: 7,871stTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 10,930thMost Cultured: 12,241stMost Influential: 14,729thMost Authoritarian: 15,286thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 16,521stMost Beautiful Environments: 20,128th
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Nudest: 18th in the regionTop
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Most Primitive: 104th in the regionMost Devout: 105th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 270th in the regionMost Cultured: 309th in the regionMost Income Equality: 432nd in the regionTop
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 451st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 574th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 582nd in the regionLargest Governments: 596th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 668th in the regionMost Influential: 714th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 754th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 822nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 826th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 842nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nurmani voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Ban on Forced Blood Sports".
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat".
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, janitors and factory workers are often better educated than the bosses they work for.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, burnt-out forty-foot-tall wicker men dot the countryside.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, the "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, terrified tympanists are finding themselves on the front lines armed only with kettledrums.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, companies struggle to cover for the hordes of employees on parental leave.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, 50% of adverts on children's television are for clothes made of cotton wool.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, nude art is becoming wildly popular.

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