by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,217th Most Influential: 1,697th Most Devout: 2,630th
The Sultanate of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population1.389 billion



The Sultanate of Nooristan is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Rangu with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, ubiquitous missile silos, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 1.389 billion Nooristanians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rangabad. The average income tax rate is 77.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Nooristanian economy, worth 179 trillion Dinars a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 129,092 Dinars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, the only thing slower than the economy is the exchange where it's managed, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster, and terrorists who are 17th cousins with the ex-wives of half-brothers of citizens are now exempt from the immigration ban. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nooristan's national animal is the Camel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Nooristan is ranked 19,511th in the world and 1,013th in The North Pacific for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 245.11 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,217thTop
Most Influential: 1,697thMost Devout: 2,630thMost Pacifist: 5,986thLowest Crime Rates: 6,192ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,349thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,299thSafest: 8,078thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 8,645thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,697thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,963rdLargest Welfare Programs: 9,278thBest Weather: 10,119thMost Developed: 10,926thMost Efficient Economies: 11,491stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,927thLargest Governments: 13,205thNicest Citizens: 13,209thLongest Average Lifespans: 14,117thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,519thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,527thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14,822ndMost Advanced Public Education: 16,102ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16,285thMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,641st
Most Devout: 121st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 292nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 318th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 322nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 331st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 340th in the regionSafest: 411th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 419th in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 475th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 482nd in the regionBest Weather: 550th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 575th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 610th in the regionMost Developed: 618th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 629th in the regionMost Influential: 631st in the regionLargest Governments: 636th in the regionNicest Citizens: 743rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 770th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 782nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 790th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 800th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 811th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 831st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 842nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 864th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 868th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Nooristan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Nooristan, terrorists who are 17th cousins with the ex-wives of half-brothers of citizens are now exempt from the immigration ban.
  • : Following new legislation in Nooristan, the government only invests in infrastructure after a natural disaster.
  • : Following new legislation in Nooristan, the only thing slower than the economy is the exchange where it's managed.
  • : Following new legislation in Nooristan, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Nooristan was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Popular Tourist Destinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Nooristan, libraries are replacing history books and classic novels with technical manuals and trades directories to match the nation's changing demands.
  • : Following new legislation in Nooristan, trails to natural wonders are littered with trash from reality film crews.
  • : Following new legislation in Nooristan, a blood-red mark on the doorframe means a building must be passed over for destruction.
  • : Nooristan was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Psychotic Dictatorship".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 125 » Alunya, Steampunk Ariel, Sinelona, Notyoutopia, El Fiji Grande, Territorio di Nessuno, Shibutani, Siwale, Zemnaya Svoboda, The Rhein States, Yaorozu, Omnistria, Great Bights Mum, Napnomadia, Kwaj, Koda-Land, Corfad, Holy Oranz, Saturns Edge, Sundred, Guslantis, New Pruessen, Frances Francis the First of France, Acrabinnia, Sil Dorsett, Buckerino, Black Templares, Trillius, PlanetPunk, Ethnon, Sunto, North Bratislava, Maott, Steraz, Ibiscaton, Federation Terra Australis, Spartoptia, Jasminlandia, Ninjak30, Dreadton, New Bremerton, Dar es Saalam, Wilkshire, Q w e r t y, Pallaith, Joodey, Guer Aike, Torakuen, Selfgradatude, Egalico, and 75 others.United Draconia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Shadowrik, Wineclaw, Misuvelia, Lunallian, Plangainer, General COE, Unimaginable Doom, Unsophisticate, Kasazzastan, Victoriaans Nederlands, Haor Chall, 1 very fast endotarter, Pasargad, Ikea Rike, Moubarakistan, Aratani, Niradans, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Noahs Second Country, Former English Colony, Votak Matim, Test for a new hope, Valhalla123, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, Elder Realms, Xentherida, Constantinolia, Makersaulache, Amauri, Kobagia, Loutsland, Glurponia, Zumlandia, Xzavia-Hjar, Bearical, Penrith, Vincone Cae, Daiz, Runeda, Sockmanland, Orado, Cuyan, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, McMasterdonia, Orven, The Stratosphere Islands, Ponantine, Racoda, Nakayo, Wisconsota, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, Newpromisedland, Tamgu, Nothru Lerple, Angshire, Miruma, Kranostav, Loli County, Yukti, PotatoFarmers, United Kahndaq, Pazair, The Iron Lions, Seenvorland, Viridiann, Clan Spaniel, Dabarastan, Zyvetskistaahn, Eravonia, and Parmovand.

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