by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 360thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 415thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 520th
The Unpleasant Drainpipe of
Psychotic Dictatorship
It's all over
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population13.065 billion

FaithWorship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle

AnimalDeadly Garden Snake

The Unpleasant Drainpipe of Gurou is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Bronzefishy with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, rampant corporate plagiarism, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 13.065 billion 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, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WiyNei. The average income tax rate is 95.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Gurouan economy, worth a remarkable 3,107 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, highly specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing and Information Technology. 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 an amazing 237,848 Iousies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Libraries are refusing to stock A Midsummer Night's Dream because it has an ass in it, withdrawal of support for drug addicts is leaving many with cold sweats, children playing with walkie-talkies are told to 'get a job', and doughnut-makers claim their products are healthy because they are fortified with vitamins. 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, and its national religion is Worship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle.

Gurou is ranked 263,148th in the world and 5,560th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 8.86 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 360thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 415thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 520thMost Influential: 989thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,128thLargest Black Market: 1,551stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,910thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,729thTop
Most Secular: 3,323rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,746thMost Patriotic: 4,258thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,427thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,773rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,530thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,656thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,842ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,270thLargest Governments: 6,386thLowest Crime Rates: 6,461stHighest Economic Output: 6,972ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,176thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,846thMost Developed: 10,032ndMost Stationary: 10,996thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,665thMost Beautiful Environments: 11,886thTop
Most Authoritarian: 14,548thSmartest Citizens: 18,676thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,568thBest Weather: 21,865thMost Subsidized Industry: 25,076th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 45th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 46th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 111th in the regionMost Secular: 130th in the regionMost Patriotic: 143rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 154th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 203rd in the regionMost Influential: 208th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 214th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 214th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 215th in the regionMost Stationary: 230th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 234th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 235th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 239th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 249th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 262nd in the regionLargest Governments: 286th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 289th in the regionTop
Most Authoritarian: 383rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 424th in the regionMost Developed: 505th in the regionLargest Populations: 530th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 590th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 590th in the region

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