by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,322ndMost Influential: 3,431stMost Patriotic: 5,472nd
The Kingdom of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Qui militant pro Dei luce in tenebris non moriuntur
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population725 million



The Kingdom of Mandurium is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its frequent executions, ubiquitous missile silos, and infamous sell-swords. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 725 million Mandurians 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Manduria. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 50.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Manduriumian economy, worth 95.3 trillion Lire a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Uranium Mining, and Automobile Manufacturing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 131,502 Lire, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 489,657 per year while the poor average 24,788, a ratio of 19.8 to 1.

Exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card, airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps, and courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Mandurians. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mandurium's national animal is the Vulture, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Mandurium is ranked 249,451st in the world and 13,042nd in The North Pacific for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.93 crimes per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,322ndTop
Most Influential: 3,431stMost Patriotic: 5,472ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 6,036thLargest Retail Industry: 6,853rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,232ndMost Devout: 8,929thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 11,646thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,732ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,657thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13,200thTop
Largest Mining Sector: 16,277thMost Corrupt Governments: 17,758thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 20,096thHighest Average Incomes: 21,167thLowest Crime Rates: 21,613thHighest Disposable Incomes: 21,731stMost Developed: 21,904thMost Efficient Economies: 24,584thLargest Governments: 25,181stMost Authoritarian: 26,402ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26,553rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 182nd in the regionMost Patriotic: 238th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 256th in the regionMost Devout: 265th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 327th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 365th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 397th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 407th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 417th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 484th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 506th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 623rd in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 748th in the regionLargest Black Market: 786th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 795th in the regionMost Influential: 833rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 835th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 909th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1,011th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1,029th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1,069th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,082nd in the regionMost Developed: 1,093rd in the regionLargest Governments: 1,141st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,277th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Mandurium was endorsed by The Empire of Lefevrerismo.
  • : Mandurium was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare and Most Authoritarian.
  • : Mandurium was endorsed by The Empire of Alfenheim.
  • : Following new legislation in Mandurium, courses in how to boil water are popular for formerly microwave-reliant Mandurians.
  • : Following new legislation in Mandurium, airport announcements inform passengers that flights have been delayed because pilots are having afternoon naps.
  • : Following new legislation in Mandurium, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : Mandurium was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Mandurium voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Limiting Animal Pathogens".
  • : Following new legislation in Mandurium, exorbitant spending on icebreakers breaks the ice at every budget meeting.
  • : Following new legislation in Mandurium, Vultures with strange deformities like three eyes and tentacles have been seen prancing through the countryside where industrial waste is dumped.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 150 » New Lakemba, Tachycardia, Yaorozu, Aerilia, Aenglaland, Dar es Saalam, Guer Aike, Bankowiata, Myrenia, Dreadton, The Erie Doctrine, Ayuzhhhhh, Former English Colony, Shibutani, Koda-Land, Regallio, Corfad, Flurbleland, Q w e r t y, Notyoutopia, Pazair, Welfared New Ukraine, Lulubellia, Bongo Mountain, Siwale, Ellbonnia, Sinelona, Waystar Fujiwara International, Gorundu, Frances Francis the First of France, The Rhein States, Eggplant Island, Loutsland, ForestMythal, Federation Terra Australis, Sojenre, Hops and Malt, 1 very fast endotarter, Hardscrabble, Aryan Homeland, Buckerino, Ethnon, Kastonvia, Hulldom, Card Kingdom, Pallaith, Marganza, Ohiyo, Kwaj, Bagojo, and 100 others.Harjad, KAP03land, Ardonii, Kandorith, Tyirza, XD 2, North Bratislava, Xagill, Constantinolia, Sil Dorsett, Kranostav, Hoppem, Votak Matim, Wineclaw, Great Bights Mum, Unshleepd, Wilkshire, Pinguioris, Loli County, Cobolica, Zaldir, Solmetria, Sunto, Filibustra, Doessay, Steampunk Ariel, PotatoFarmers, Varisland, Gurou, Zupla, Seanat, Maott, Cuandolosimpostoress Onrealmentesuspicaz, Meretime Pacifis, Weeb cult, Galbadiana, Intion North, Orado, Omicron Persei V111, La F, Imperial Pieserged, Plangainer, New Trisone, Jupi Utopia, Valiacorkit, Satyrosia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, United States of Dictators, Felpolandia, Oannia, Pleroma Sans Romans, Libertarianists States, Wisconsota, Laurendon, Napnap, Inspiratus, Clan Spaniel, Prevaland, Dinoium, Sannius, Heilhum Imperius, The Zheng Dynasty, Tape, Bardopia, Pinky Queen, Blyskalia, Kormisia, Simone Republic, Nothing Of Value, Dai Nippon Teikaku, Toilet Man, Capablanca, Omnistria, Gothgraff and Lilium, Colonla, Orhtezia, Selfgradatude, Banaus, Zyvetskistaahn, Eastern Arcana, Scroplia, Testnation223, Tenana, Praestania, Communist Beijing Must be China, Surb Clant, Diodone, Unitarian Universalism, Ishtimbine, Perikuresu, Neweath, Berke Khan, Piura, Smib, Miyasaka, Sea Star Islands, Hopenadya, Sechiole, Alfenheim, and Lefevrerismo.