by Max Barry

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Most Secular: 2,361stMost Patriotic: 3,428thLowest Crime Rates: 4,317th
The Imperium of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Death to the dissidents
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population2.877 billion

FaithLeader's cult of personality

CurrencyCat credit

The Imperium of Norlapora is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, remarkable for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and prohibition of alcohol. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.877 billion Norlaporans are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Norlaporan economy, worth 477 trillion Cat credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Average income is an impressive 165,945 Cat credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Foreign musicians that Leader dislikes are turned away at the border, a soldier's body is a temple, the fate of the world literally rests on Leader's fingers, and young people never forget their first roommate — no matter how much counselling they have. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Norlapora's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Leader's cult of personality.

Norlapora is ranked 281,871st in the world and 194th in Hell for Most Devout, with 2.16 prayers per hour.

Most Secular: 2,361stTop
Most Patriotic: 3,428thLowest Crime Rates: 4,317thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,357thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,462ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,096thHealthiest Citizens: 7,712thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,812thLargest Governments: 7,962ndLongest Average Lifespans: 8,052ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,249thMost Developed: 8,341stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,161stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,995thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10,801stMost Authoritarian: 11,168thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,121stLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,469thSmartest Citizens: 12,939thMost Corrupt Governments: 13,545thTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 14,439thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,528thHighest Average Incomes: 15,570thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,930thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,358thMost Valuable International Artwork: 20,858thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,878thSafest: 24,060thMost Beautiful Environments: 25,129thMost Efficient Economies: 26,410thHighest Food Quality: 27,296thMost Cultured: 28,325th
Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Governments: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Patriotic: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 10th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 12th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14th in the regionSafest: 17th in the regionMost Cultured: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 19th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 20th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Norlapora, young people never forget their first roommate — no matter how much counselling they have.
  • : Following new legislation in Norlapora, the fate of the world literally rests on Leader's fingers.
  • : Following new legislation in Norlapora, a soldier's body is a temple.
  • : Following new legislation in Norlapora, foreign musicians that Leader dislikes are turned away at the border.
  • : Following new legislation in Norlapora, refugees from other nations are flocking to Norlapora's border.
  • : Norlapora was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Following new legislation in Norlapora, cities are engulfed by smog.
  • : Following new legislation in Norlapora, all the playground's a stage for Norlaporan schoolchildren.
  • : Following new legislation in Norlapora, sections of the police receive paramilitary training.
  • : Following new legislation in Norlapora, the military patrols the streets in search of possible secessionists.


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