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Nudest: 1,414thMost Primitive: 1,879thMost Devout: 2,665th
The Theocracy of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Strong and Prosperous Nation
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Reasonable
Political Freedom
Rare

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Nurmani

Population497 million

CapitalElaku

CurrencyChervonets
Animalreindeer

The Theocracy of Nurmani is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its ritual sacrifices, ban on automobiles, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 497 million Nurmanians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized morass — juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Elaku. The average income tax rate is 88.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but inefficient Nurmanian economy, worth 25.7 trillion Chervonets 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 a large, well-organized, highly specialized black market in Basket Weaving, Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Furniture Restoration. 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 51,716 Chervonets, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Nurmanians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom, a paperwork error has naval privateers being directed to attack land-locked nations, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines, and the government-run newspapers insist that everything is fine. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Nurmani's national animal is the reindeer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Nurmani is ranked 62,732nd in the world and 2,958th in The East Pacific for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 50.99 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Nudest: 1,414thMost Primitive: 1,879thTop
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Most Devout: 2,665thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,017thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,197thMost Influential: 9,636thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 9,637thTop
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Most Income Equality: 11,335thMost Ignorant Citizens: 11,798thLargest Welfare Programs: 13,053rdMost Cultured: 13,554thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,494thMost Authoritarian: 17,005thBest Weather: 17,366thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,855thLargest Governments: 18,650thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,027thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,453rd
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Nudest: 32nd in the regionMost Devout: 69th in the regionMost Primitive: 78th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 244th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 251st in the regionMost Cultured: 354th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 370th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 471st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 483rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 507th in the regionLargest Governments: 510th in the regionMost Influential: 537th in the regionBest Weather: 555th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 569th in the regionMost Income Equality: 597th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 606th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 610th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 680th in the regionLargest Black Market: 720th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 725th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 774th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 781st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, the government-run newspapers insist that everything is fine.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, the government sends submarines to retrieve bodies from shipwrecked submarines.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, a paperwork error has naval privateers being directed to attack land-locked nations.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, Nurmanians are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom.
  • : Nurmani was endorsed by The Grand Vizier of Dragons Blood.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, the people are famous throughout the region for their perfect yellow teeth.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, all government communication requires the imprimatur of the Truth Police.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, it is illegal to comfort a crying baby between the hours of 6 pm and 8 pm.
  • : Following new legislation in Nurmani, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • : Nurmani voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Nuremgard".

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