by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,446th Most Influential: 3,094th Most Devout: 6,363rd
The Nomadic Peoples of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists
From Ashes We Rise
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population641 million

CapitalZarathan Prime


The Nomadic Peoples of Scouria is a huge, efficient nation, notable for its compulsory military service, sprawling nuclear power plants, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, devout population of 641 million Scourians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Zarathan Prime. The average income tax rate is 71.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Scourian economy, worth 56.9 trillion Embers a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 88,707 Embers, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale, cheese has been labelled a dangerous weapon and banned, religious education is a new government priority, and the government is telling wizards to put their heart into their work. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Scouria's national animal is the Svörngak, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Scouria is ranked 108,905th in the world and 5,394th in The North Pacific for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -2.45 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,446thTop
Most Influential: 3,094thMost Devout: 6,363rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,731stMost Inclusive: 12,826thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,517thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,011thNudest: 14,445thHighest Drug Use: 14,988thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,204th
Most Devout: 267th in the regionTop
Nudest: 470th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 520th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 575th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 633rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 743rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 767th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 769th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 829th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, the government is telling wizards to put their heart into their work.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, religious education is a new government priority.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, cheese has been labelled a dangerous weapon and banned.
  • : Scouria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Common Territories".
  • : Scouria voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prevention of Mutually assured destruction".
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, supermarkets must refund spoilt milk even six months after the sale.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, all Scourians love the taste of self-sufficiency.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, there have been sightings of people walking around dressed in nothing but leopard-skin g-strings for 'religious reasons'.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, '.lib' or '.con' domains indicate whether Scourian websites are meant for liberals or conservatives.
  • : Following new legislation in Scouria, government-sponsored gallows are being erected by Violetist temples.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 117 » Newpromisedland, El Fiji Grande, Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Shibutani, Notyoutopia, Pallaith, The Rhein States, Sinelona, Siwale, Buckerino, Alunya, Shin-Hachioji, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Yaorozu, Shadowrik, Black Templares, Saturns Edge, Ninjak30, Omnistria, Great Bights Mum, Verderiesdre, Dreadton, Napnomadia, North Bratislava, Uganda Knuckles UK, Koda-Land, Frances Francis the First of France, Acrabinnia, Bayern-Straubing, Guslantis, Sundred, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Ibiscaton, Novare Res, SillyString, Wineclaw, Fayyayid, Kwaj, New Bremerton, Holy Oranz, Racoda, Sil Dorsett, Tappan Hills, Peldorn, Jasminlandia, Maott, Zemnaya Svoboda, Solmetria, Steampunk Ariel, and 67 others.Ethnon, Sunto, Egalico, Dar es Saalam, Kasazzastan, Federation Terra Australis, PlanetPunk, Q w e r t y, Plangainer, Guer Aike, New Pruessen, Spartoptia, Sea Ghost, United Draconia, Selfgradatude, VarDrade, Pasargad, Sheldanada, Steraz, Trillius, Pleroma Sans Romans, Marijuana Haven, Joodey, Torakuen, Arcoriposa, The United States of Romania, Soviet Terran, Tsardom of Leonlandia, General COE, Unimaginable Doom, Unsophisticate, National Goats, Ejhsa, The Notorious Mad Jack, Liberum Mundi, Victoriaans Nederlands, Apetopia, Lomjia, 1 very fast endotarter, Kulgatha, Ikea Rike, Thiammyalllaland, Moubarakistan, Vikingiarchy, Aratani, Niradans, Free Azzaca, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Haor Chall, Noahs Second Country, Castle Federation, Former English Colony, Rynion, Test for a new hope, Loutsland, Elder Realms, The Black Cathedral, North Altatude, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Wilkshire, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Justanistan, Loli County, Valhalla123, Ttopa, and Kobagia.

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