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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 251stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 506thMost Influential: 553rd
The Unpleasant Drainpipe of
Psychotic Dictatorship
It's all over
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
All-Consuming
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Gurou

Population8.863 billion

CapitalWiyNei
LeaderBronzefishy
FaithWorship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle

CurrencyIousy
AnimalDeadly Garden Snake

The Unpleasant Drainpipe of Gurou is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Bronzefishy with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, parental licensing program, and complete lack of prisons. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 8.863 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, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WiyNei. The average income tax rate is 93.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Gurouan economy, worth a remarkable 1,981 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, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 223,554 Iousies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, suppression of pro-democracy protests is a daily occurrence, suburban backyards are seized by the government and turned into national parks, and birdsong in the mountains has to be loud enough to drown out nearby jackhammers. 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 255,803rd in the world and 11,151st in The North Pacific for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring -36 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 251stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 506thMost Influential: 553rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 584thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,013thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,530thLargest Black Market: 1,637thMost Patriotic: 2,197thTop
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Most Secular: 3,069thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,138thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,686thMost Authoritarian: 4,398thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,898thHighest Average Incomes: 5,459thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,489thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,688thLowest Crime Rates: 6,819thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,087thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,090thLargest Governments: 7,198thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,334thHighest Economic Output: 9,626thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,686thMost Conservative: 11,935thTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 14,073rdMost Stationary: 14,820thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,320thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,380thMost Subsidized Industry: 20,481stMost Developed: 23,831stSmartest Citizens: 24,455thMost Extreme: 24,622ndLargest Mining Sector: 25,631st
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 29th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 42nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 54th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 60th in the regionMost Patriotic: 91st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 108th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 136th in the regionMost Secular: 163rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 188th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 191st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 215th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 238th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 242nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 314th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 316th in the regionMost Stationary: 322nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 324th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 327th in the regionMost Extreme: 329th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 363rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 365th in the regionLargest Governments: 390th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 394th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 533rd in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 656th in the regionLargest Populations: 693rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 801st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 806th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 822nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 837th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 902nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 986th in the region

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