by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,125th Most Secular: 2,079th Most Authoritarian: 2,272nd
The Oppressed Peoples of
Psychotic Dictatorship
It's all over
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Deck


Population784 million


AnimalDeadly Garden Snake

The Oppressed Peoples of Gurou is a huge, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Simoji with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ritual sacrifices, infamous sell-swords, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 784 million Gurouans 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 prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WiyNei. The average income tax rate is 74.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but underdeveloped Gurouan economy, worth 44.3 trillion Iousies 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 large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Retail. 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 56,562 Iousies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is encouraging violence on television, museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns, and courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Gurouans. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gurou's national animal is the Deadly Garden Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Gurou is ranked 103,195th in the world and 6,225th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 55.42 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,125thTop
Most Secular: 2,079thMost Authoritarian: 2,272ndMost Influential: 2,883rdMost Conservative: 4,117thMost Extreme: 5,484thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,192ndTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 8,495thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,717thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,249thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,726thLargest Black Market: 13,634th
Most Secular: 107th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 111th in the regionMost Extreme: 178th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 273rd in the regionMost Conservative: 284th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 287th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 346th in the regionLargest Black Market: 351st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 380th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 405th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 687th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 692nd in the regionMost Influential: 814th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 883rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Gurouans.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, friendly fire incidents usually result in severe burns.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, museums have more touchscreens on display than artifacts.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, the government is encouraging violence on television.
  • : Gurou voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Chan Island".
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, customs turn away those considered to have an unfavourable ethnicity.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, it is mandatory to learn evolution in schools.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, the Department of Reduction of Bureaucratic Red Tape has set up a working committee to investigate its own excessive paperwork.
  • : Gurou endorsed The Federation of Ethnon.
  • : Gurou was endorsed by The Enlightened State of Staenga.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 112 » Territorio di Nessuno, Corfad, Siwale, Shibutani, Gladio II, Sundred, Wodan, Yaorozu, Kylesburgh, PlanetPunk, The Mace Kingdom, McMasterdonia, Koda-Land, Mzeusia, Universal State Formula, United Draconia, Bayern-Straubing, Notyoutopia, Empy, Albacria, Buckerino, Wineclaw, Shin-Hachioji, Pallaith, Zeternia, Selfgradatude, Sunto, Kwaj, Sacrento, Frances Francis the First of France, Atain, Zokk, Former English Colony, Shadowrik, Holy Oranz, THX1138, Tyroshh, Q w e r t y, Pizza Squared, Guslantis, Ethnon, CedieRKing, Alsace and Lorraine United, RaRaRasputinn, The United States of Romania, Sanjurika, Sahriastan, Hyperbanus, Dovena, Malta Comino Gozo, and 62 others.Sil Dorsett, Maott, Moubarakistan, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Rochester Black, Victoriaans Nederlands, Kulgatha, Suicidistan, Aenglaland, Vsyerossiya, I am the one who knocks, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, American MapleStory, Diodone, East Wushen, Misuvelia, Dar es Saalam, Abrickhouse, New Trisone, Solcialist States, Maj Tonia Godgueeber, Democritus, Wilkshire, Bapaving, Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, Yarecir, Tawya, Curtis Cosla, The Iron Lions, Ayylienz, West Coastal States, The Pantheons, Freienland, The Rhein States, Ostrolia, Highton Islands, The Most Freedom Ever, Lionia, Arstungry, Racoda, Minuda, East Supple Lund, Deerfenland, Great Bights Mum, Islavity Pod, Mtzkekizustania, Snoodum, Vexilia, Renzic, New Ankorria, Babacar, Vigerus, Justinisches Reich, Bananaaaaa, New Eleria, New Bremerton, Funkadelia, Frees Liona, New Pruessen, The Serdey Islands, and Staenga.

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