by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 658thMost Influential: 1,030thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,583rd
The Unpleasant Drainpipe of
Iron Fist Consumerists
It's all over
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population5.916 billion

FaithWorship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle

AnimalDeadly Garden Snake

The Unpleasant Drainpipe of Gurou is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Bronzefishy with an iron fist, and remarkable for its otherworldly petting zoo, triple-decker prams, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.916 billion Gurouans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration 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 84.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Gurouan economy, worth 695 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 impressive 117,485 Iousies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fat-shaming is now public policy, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons, and the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid. 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 21,021st in the world and 1,107th in The North Pacific for Most Advanced Public Education, scoring 7,035.28 on the Edu-tellignce® Test Score.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 658thMost Influential: 1,030thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,583rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,993rdTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,275thMost Secular: 4,793rdLargest Black Market: 5,129thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,572ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,153rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,416thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,136thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,769thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,720thLowest Crime Rates: 14,875thLargest Governments: 15,491stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,993rdMost Beautiful Environments: 18,918thMost Stationary: 19,059thBest Weather: 20,783rdMost Advanced Public Education: 21,021stLongest Average Lifespans: 21,228th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 60th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 89th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 187th in the regionLargest Black Market: 235th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 252nd in the regionMost Secular: 267th in the regionMost Influential: 396th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 398th in the regionMost Stationary: 451st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 454th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 599th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 723rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 760th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 761st in the regionLargest Governments: 768th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 770th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 911th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 986th in the region

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