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The Rand al'Thor Kingdom of Durenor

“He Shall Wear a Crown of Swords”

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Reasonable
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Power

Location: The Wheel of Time

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The Rand al'Thor Kingdom of Durenor is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rand al'Thor with an iron fist, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 22.511 billion Durenorians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Defence, although Law & Order and the Environment are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hammerdal. The average income tax rate is 98%. A powerhouse of a private sector is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry.

The government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight, political activists are routinely executed, and teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Durenor's national animal is the Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, its national religion is Kai, and its currency is the Gold Crown.

Durenor is ranked 1st in The Wheel of Time and 1,583rd in the world for Most Authoritarian, with 5.488 Stalins.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 8 days ago

  • 6 days ago: Durenor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).
  • 46 days ago: Durenor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs (last census: Top 5%).
  • 54 days ago: Following new legislation in Durenor, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers.
  • 63 days ago: Durenor was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • 82 days ago: Durenor was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations (last census: Top 5%).
  • 101 days ago: Following new legislation in Durenor, political activists are routinely executed.
  • 115 days ago: Following new legislation in Durenor, hairdressers are among those who have disappeared overnight.
  • 115 days ago: Following new legislation in Durenor, the government struggles to keep up with the endless list of petrol disasters.
  • 115 days ago: Following new legislation in Durenor, Dragon populations thrive as dogs are slaughtered in the millions.
  • 119 days ago: Following new legislation in Durenor, military service is compulsory.

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