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Most Patriotic: 382ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,049thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,578th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Non Sibi Sed Omnibus
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population2.155 billion

LeaderAleki Kuresa


The People's Republic of Gunov is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Aleki Kuresa with an iron fist, and remarkable for its infamous sell-swords, public floggings, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 2.155 billion Gunovians 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 enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Savalua. The average income tax rate is 97.6%.

The all-consuming Gunovian economy, worth 312 trillion Ducats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 144,858 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

On-call doctors who check their pagers during movies are banned from cinemas for life, graverobbers claim they're acting within the interest of 'scientific preservation', ignorance is considered a politically desirable quality, and the government is seen to favor traditionalist religions. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gunov's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Alekiism.

Gunov is ranked 230,909th in the world and 8,083rd in The East Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 18.45 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most Patriotic: 382ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,049thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,578thMost Influential: 1,677thLowest Crime Rates: 1,875thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,687thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,825thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,065thLargest Governments: 4,226thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,500thHealthiest Citizens: 4,658thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,778thBest Weather: 4,959thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,078thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,127thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,244thMost Authoritarian: 5,363rdLargest Welfare Programs: 5,430thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,056thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,282ndMost Devout: 6,415thMost Income Equality: 7,257thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,938thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,764thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,544thTop
Smartest Citizens: 13,716thHighest Average Incomes: 15,252ndMost Cultured: 16,497thMost Developed: 17,718thMost Conservative: 20,446thMost Extreme: 20,515th
Most Patriotic: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 30th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 51st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 59th in the regionMost Influential: 70th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 75th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 81st in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 99th in the regionMost Devout: 106th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 112th in the regionLargest Governments: 119th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 132nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 144th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 145th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 149th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 153rd in the regionBest Weather: 156th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 164th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 166th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 190th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 240th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 249th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 270th in the regionMost Income Equality: 356th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 366th in the regionMost Extreme: 387th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 395th in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 436th in the regionMost Developed: 528th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 592nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 709th in the region

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