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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,383rd Most Authoritarian: 2,499th Most Conservative: 4,393rd
The Oppressed Peoples of
Psychotic Dictatorship
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Civil Rights
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Gurou

Population62 million

CurrencyIousy
AnimalDeadly Garden Snake

The Oppressed Peoples of Gurou is a large, safe nation, remarkable for its frequent executions, irreverence towards religion, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 62 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 juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Administration. The average income tax rate is 74.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Gurouan economy, worth 3.02 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 slick, highly efficient, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, 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 48,769 Iousies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office, many rural villagers have never been more than a day's horse-ride from their birthplace, Max Barry is this year's Miss Gurou, and all alcohol is banned. 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 teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Gurou is ranked 91,289th in the world and 4,926th in The North Pacific for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 2,478.54 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,383rdMost Authoritarian: 2,499thMost Conservative: 4,393rdMost Extreme: 5,645thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 14,994thMost Influential: 16,138th
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Most Authoritarian: 128th in the regionMost Extreme: 157th in the regionMost Conservative: 262nd in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 573rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 801st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 824th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gurou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Gurou was endorsed by The Principality of Sil Dorsett.
  • : Gurou was endorsed by The Kingdom of Malta Comino Gozo.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, all alcohol is banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, Max Barry is this year's Miss Gurou.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, many rural villagers have never been more than a day's horse-ride from their birthplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.
  • : Gurou was endorsed by The Republic of The Pantheons.
  • : Gurou voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom of Expression"".
  • : Following new legislation in Gurou, pet owners must make a payment if their charges leave a deposit.

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