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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,586thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,226thMost Authoritarian: 16,380th
The Durm of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Things explode
Visoraxus Holoratus Starkiller
Influence
Apprentice
First Officer
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Durm

Population1.727 billion

CapitalDurmengrad II
LeaderVisoraxus Holoratus Starkiller
FaithVioletism

Currencyrubledollar
Animalcobra

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.

Durm is ranked 17,270th in the world and 2nd in A Pacific for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 320,810 Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,586thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,226thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 16,380thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17,270thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 24,022nd
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionBest Weather: 3rd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 4th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 5th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 10th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 13th in the regionNudest: 14th in the regionMost Conservative: 14th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionMost Extreme: 21st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 27th in the regionMost Stationary: 27th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 29th in the region

National Happenings

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.

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