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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 900thMost Influential: 1,955thLowest Crime Rates: 3,666th
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Non Sibi Sed Omnibus
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population982 million

LeaderAleki Kuresa


The People's Republic of Gunov is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by Aleki Kuresa with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, anti-smoking policies, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 982 million 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 95.4%.

The strong Gunovian economy, worth 106 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 Trout Farming, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 108,647 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Small children pause apologies for their misdeeds to ask what fiscal insolvency actually is, airplane passenger seat sizes and ticket prices are both first-class, thousands of picky mothers-in-law have been recruited to serve as even pickier cookery instructors, and dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission. 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.

Gunov is ranked 224,604th in the world and 7,594th in The East Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 8.71 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 900thMost Influential: 1,955thTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 3,666thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,284thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,310thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,623rdMost Authoritarian: 6,335thHealthiest Citizens: 6,530thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,784thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,879thLargest Governments: 7,214thBest Weather: 8,024thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 8,883rdMost Income Equality: 8,936thLargest Welfare Programs: 9,835thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,966thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10,205thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,700thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,719thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,869thMost Beautiful Environments: 12,057thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 12,803rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,294thMost Cultured: 18,973rdSmartest Citizens: 21,733rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 21,789thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21,972ndMost Extreme: 23,491st
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 53rd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 96th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 101st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 110th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 129th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 158th in the regionLargest Governments: 189th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 198th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 221st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 237th in the regionBest Weather: 245th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 252nd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 281st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 290th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 295th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 301st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 312th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 322nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 336th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 357th in the regionMost Income Equality: 376th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 408th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 474th in the regionMost Extreme: 505th in the regionMost Cultured: 527th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 614th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 699th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gunov voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting the Rights of Labour Unions".
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, dozens of additional foreign policy specialists have been sent to the country's WA Mission.
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, thousands of picky mothers-in-law have been recruited to serve as even pickier cookery instructors.
  • : Gunov was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport and Most Beautiful Environments.
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, airplane passenger seat sizes and ticket prices are both first-class.
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, small children pause apologies for their misdeeds to ask what fiscal insolvency actually is.
  • : Gunov endorsed The Republic of Kebeks.
  • : Gunov endorsed The Federation of Cannock Islands.
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, it's rare to find an unchewed pencil.
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, a vast monorail network carries people all over the country.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 207 » VW53Aland, Pakitsk, A mean old man, Brotherland, Asendavia, New Leganes, Staynes, Marrabuk, Zukchiva, H-Zhena, Evrigenis, Dragons Blood, Rainbow Vests, East Malaysia, BuciLand, Greater New Cassandra, Tretrid, Lanagon, Centrical Union, Niveko, The Three States of Fortuna, Enlil, La xinga, Drunken Seal Islands, Santa Dystopia, Distro-Spartica, Imperial Akatsuki, Amabilis, Republic of Berzerkistan, Aeljae, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Interdimensional Waifus, United China Nation, Freedom Fascists, Kaigi, Grossvietnam, Ripsylvania, Forro Islands, Luisagna, Hexyia, Zulkig, Pasedonia, Propwash, A Slanted Black Stripe, New Bradenia Ghost, Riveraland, Tshana, Socialist Holy American Empire, Wiranath, Dragonia, and 157 others.Cameronia Excellentia, Kyrtizhan, Elejamie, Unger under over, Servants of Gizmo, Headpat Central, Taurora, Euricanis, Horn of Havenkaap, New Amerindia, Goodnamesarerare, Albrook, Plazland, Bai Lung, Talitoa, Forktoon, Mays Austrian Nation, Hitaria, Roliganistan, North Insomnia, Harro Waarudho, Wisdoms and Knowledges, ReeK, Trimmania, Ribanzi, Rhealaliit, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Washingtonian Order, Adavan, Axdel, Iodinia, Wizardonia, Tawuse, Joundia, Kianhua, Freedomindia, The Empire of Rijelv, Kampf Empire, Khadah, Karatol-Advenra, Oofery, Seri Tai Republic, HinduRashtr, Dannemarie, The Almighty Country, Ridann, Lantros, Kangarawa, CheeseBurrito, Coruh, Arouran, Markhor, Wanabe, Norna Chitya, The Eternal Land of Jong, Stellar Colonies, Firenation91, BearStackof2015, ArenaC, Zang0, Impaxia, Amjedia, Mahatakutana, Lanwa, The Solar Ottomans, Republic of New India, FreedomIand, Acronis, West Nagato, Nevertopia, Wallenburg, South Azerbijan, Hokolokia, Debluu, Order of the saint Dumas, Layngderfleethe, Holy Alasia Orozen, EHTYCSCYTHE, Roissyland, Modra, Tassirion, From New World, Anarchica landia, Lyontisia, Vogar, Taapi, Davinhia, Slys Paws, Ankras, Trulu, Sen Jast, Insolandie, Muricia, Blobbo, No Crime Here, Azureano, Mozembique, Biingus, Danelaw Scandinavia, ReReReRepublic, Catlovenia, Oppenheim, Sudarshan, Plaines, Saarsilili, Claniangdow, Aoba-Johsai, Juliania Secundus, Arasakami, Kihara, Abethia, THE Ophelia OF SYA, Aeoliah, Kylah, Hogwarts of muggles, Developing World, Konneticut, Crucifer, Free sovereign Soviet socialist republic, Legendianel, United Socialist States of Amerika, Isahaak, Federation Of Columbian Republics, Pledonia, Insi Karai, Endertopias, Greater Covenantland, Tofoon, United Arab Islamic, Lorrana, Zidium, Firlands, Greater Cavonia, Haass, Arcarum, Martian States of America, Nijigasaki, Great Algerstonia, Bradion, Sapre, Capitalist Golborne, Eastern Alksearia, Yaceistan, Vessarlian, North Bernia, Namaste Isle, Islamic Jewish LGBT Esoteric Communism, Makho, Cisdaniria, Pantheropolis, Jove Mahmo, Espeon LD, Pulea, Dravida India, Technocratic Tagalog, Johor DT, and Isildor.

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