|Leader||Visoraxus Holoratus Starkiller|
The Durm of Durm is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Visoraxus Holoratus Starkiller with an iron fist, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, ritual sacrifices, and punitive income tax rates. The cynical population of 1.727 billion Durmians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."
The large, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Administration, Law & Order, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Durmengrad II. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.9%.
The very strong Durmian economy, worth 156 trillion rubledollars 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, fairly diversified black market in Trout Farming, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 90,792 rubledollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 320,809 per year while the poor average 18,569, a ratio of 17.3 to 1.
Interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories", the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned, poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild, and the big red machine has ground to a halt. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Durm's national animal is the cobra, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Violetism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Following new legislation in Durm, the big red machine has ground to a halt.
- : Durm was reclassified from "Psychotic Dictatorship" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
- : Following new legislation in Durm, poaching has been on the rise after animals from the nation's zoos were released into the wild.
- : Durm was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".
- : Following new legislation in Durm, the upper class have been throwing riots after hunting was recently banned.
- : Following new legislation in Durm, interviewees for teaching jobs are waterboarded to "reveal undesirable histories".
- : Following new legislation in Durm, public projects are synonymous with yawn-inducing conformity.
- : Durm proposed constructing embassies between A Pacific and Sophia.
- : Durm's influence in A Pacific fell from "Vassal" to "Apprentice".
- : Durm proposed constructing embassies between A Pacific and Cattle.