by Max Barry

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Highest Disposable Incomes: 32ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 54thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 72nd
The Dictatorship of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
MDR never fails if he fails we deny it
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

Overview Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards


Population31.387 billion

LeaderGeneral MDR
FaithHowly cow


The Dictatorship of MDRunie is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by General MDR with an even hand, and renowned for its public floggings, national health service, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 31.387 billion MDRunieans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute, corrupt government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Mpolis. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient MDRuniean economy, worth an astonishing 21,440 trillion Mcones a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are common. Average income is a breathtaking 683,112 Mcones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The internal market is thriving, airport users are more worried about radiation than terrorism, survivors of the Great Internet Flame War often recount horror stories of banhammers and DOS attacks, and dangerous criminals are often 'accidentally' sent on one-way trips to Maxtopia. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. MDRunie's national animal is the HOBO, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Howly cow.

MDRunie is ranked 285,023rd in the world and 10,879th in Balder for Safest, scoring 2.74 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

Highest Disposable Incomes: 32ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 54thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 72ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 77thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 80thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 90thLargest Insurance Industry: 90thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 94thHighest Economic Output: 113thHighest Average Incomes: 120thMost Scientifically Advanced: 129thLargest Agricultural Sector: 182ndMost Corrupt Governments: 202ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 248thHighest Poor Incomes: 259thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 275thLargest Mining Sector: 291stSmartest Citizens: 329thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 378thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 405thMost Armed: 498thLargest Publishing Industry: 522ndLargest Retail Industry: 561stLargest Gambling Industry: 590thMost Efficient Economies: 611thFattest Citizens: 676thLargest Information Technology Sector: 808thMost Avoided: 943rdRudest Citizens: 1,065thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,381stLargest Governments: 1,793rdMost Cultured: 1,859thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,932ndLowest Crime Rates: 2,262ndLargest Black Market: 2,525thTop
Most Developed: 3,446thLargest Populations: 3,910thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,351stMost Patriotic: 10,654thMost Secular: 12,786thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 15,231stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 15,962ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,052ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,246thMost Subsidized Industry: 17,953rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,227thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,678thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 25,475th
Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 8th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 17th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 18th in the regionMost Armed: 19th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 23rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 27th in the regionFattest Citizens: 28th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 29th in the regionRudest Citizens: 35th in the regionMost Avoided: 36th in the regionLargest Governments: 56th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 63rd in the regionMost Cultured: 66th in the regionLargest Populations: 97th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 97th in the regionTop
Largest Black Market: 117th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 123rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 134th in the regionMost Developed: 156th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 401st in the regionTop
Most Secular: 700th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 886th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 900th in the regionMost Patriotic: 916th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 937th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : MDRunie's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : MDRunie was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork, Highest Wealthy Incomes, Highest Economic Output, Highest Average Incomes, and Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : MDRunie was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : MDRunie's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : MDRunie's influence in Balder rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : MDRunie's influence in Balder rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : MDRunie was refounded in Balder.
  • : MDRunie ceased to exist in Lazarus.
  • : MDRunie was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education.
  • : MDRunie's influence in Lazarus rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".