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The Dourian Embassy was Condemned by Security Council Resolution # 140
Largest Black Market: 438th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 457th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 904th
The Benevolent Dictatorship of
Compulsory Consumerist State
Do unto others
Treize Dreizehn
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Dourian Embassy

Population12.633 billion

CapitalDouria
LeaderTreize Dreizehn
FaithThe Holy Thirteen

Currencydollar
Animalraven

The Benevolent Dictatorship of The Dourian Embassy is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Treize Dreizehn with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, unlimited-speed roads, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 12.633 billion Dourians are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.

The relatively small, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Industry, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Douria. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 66.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Dourian economy, worth a remarkable 3,933 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 311,389 dollars, with the richest citizens earning 8.6 times as much as the poorest.

Supermarket milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings", officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists, and the practice of capital punishment proves divisive. Crime is totally unknown. The Dourian Embassy's national animal is the raven, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The Holy Thirteen.

The Dourian Embassy is ranked 3,620th in the world and 180th in Osiris for Largest Mining Sector, scoring 13,133.21 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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1%
Largest Black Market: 438thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 457thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 904thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,034thFattest Citizens: 1,054thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,081stHighest Average Incomes: 1,224thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,284thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,370thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,476thMost Efficient Economies: 1,551stHighest Economic Output: 1,851stMost Avoided: 1,867thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,930thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,109thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,129thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,297thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,354thLargest Retail Industry: 3,452ndLargest Mining Sector: 3,620thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,701stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,851stMost Subsidized Industry: 4,893rdMost Armed: 5,189thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,460thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,467thLargest Governments: 5,805thLargest Gambling Industry: 6,389thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,119thSmartest Citizens: 8,307thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 9,661stMost Cultured: 9,698thLargest Populations: 10,530thNudest: 13,867thMost Pro-Market: 15,484thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 15,514thMost Inclusive: 15,595thRudest Citizens: 18,088thMost Secular: 18,815th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Black Market: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 36th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 40th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 52nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 52nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 54th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 61st in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 71st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 74th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 77th in the regionMost Avoided: 94th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 104th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 104th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 105th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 110th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 118th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 123rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 129th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 180th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 194th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 247th in the regionMost Armed: 256th in the regionLargest Governments: 267th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 283rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 285th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 290th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 338th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 350th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 379th in the regionMost Cultured: 389th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 444th in the regionRudest Citizens: 543rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 551st in the regionNudest: 569th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in The Dourian Embassy, the practice of capital punishment proves divisive.
  • : The Dourian Embassy was reclassified from "Benevolent Dictatorship" to "Compulsory Consumerist State".
  • : Following new legislation in The Dourian Embassy, officials pull all-nighters to check immigrants for potential links to terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dourian Embassy, the military perceives nations hit by natural disasters as "easy pickings".
  • : Following new legislation in The Dourian Embassy, supermarket milk is a shear-thickening fluid that can stop small-caliber bullets.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dourian Embassy, anti-vaxxers claim that injected children are prone to psychotic breaks when they see the 'Queen of Diamonds' playing card.
  • : The Dourian Embassy's influence in Osiris rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : The Dourian Embassy was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Economic Output.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dourian Embassy, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming.
  • : Following new legislation in The Dourian Embassy, unused plastic recycling bins are being dumped into landfills by the tonne.

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