by Max Barry

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The Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State
Communism lead the way
Influence
Hatchling
Region
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Novoridium

Population643 million

CurrencyRussian ruble
AnimalBear

The Dictatorship of Novoridium is a huge, efficient nation, remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, irreverence towards religion, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 643 million Novoridians are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The medium-sized, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 29.1%.

The very strong Novoridiumian economy, worth 48.6 trillion Russian rubles a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Retail, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 75,531 Russian rubles, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 227,275 per year while the poor average 19,582, a ratio of 11.6 to 1.

On graduation day the hats thrown in the air fly high enough to stun passing pigeons, oil rigs in winter are heated by contained oil slick fires, teachers regularly paddle unruly students, and the thin blue line is composed of picketing police officers demanding better pensions. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Novoridium's national animal is the Bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Novoridium is ranked 32,241st in the world and 1,282nd in Lazarus for Highest Wealthy Incomes, with 227,275.12 Standard Monetary Units.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Novoridium's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Novoridium's influence in Lazarus rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Novoridium was refounded in Lazarus.
  • : Novoridium ceased to exist in Western conference.
  • : Novoridium's influence in Western conference rose from "Hegemony" to "Hermit".
  • : Novoridium's influence in Western conference fell from "Hermit" to "Hegemony".
  • : Novoridium's influence in Western conference rose from "Power" to "Hermit".
  • : Novoridium lodged a message on the Western conference Regional Message Board.
  • : Novoridium updated the World Factbook entry in Western conference.
  • : Novoridium's influence in Western conference rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".

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