by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 629thMost Influential: 976thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,666th
The Zombie Doom Snake of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
It's all over
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population5.019 billion

FaithWorship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle

AnimalDeadly Garden Snake

The Zombie Doom Snake of Gurou is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Simoji with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, smutty television, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.019 billion Gurouans are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Administration also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WiyNei. The average income tax rate is 82.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Gurouan economy, worth 588 trillion Iousies 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. 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 an impressive 117,158 Iousies, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fat-shaming is now public policy, teams of painters are converting road signs from horse lengths to kilometers, soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons, and the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gurou's national animal is the Deadly Garden Snake, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Worship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle.

Gurou is ranked 208,328th in the world and 9,343rd in The North Pacific for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring -8.94 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 629thMost Influential: 976thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,666thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,077thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,084thMost Secular: 4,642ndLargest Black Market: 4,804thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,378thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,751stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,606thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,815thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,390thLowest Crime Rates: 15,230thLargest Governments: 15,479thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,070thMost Authoritarian: 19,814thMost Stationary: 20,473rdMost Beautiful Environments: 20,998th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 89th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 178th in the regionLargest Black Market: 208th in the regionMost Secular: 234th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 252nd in the regionMost Influential: 357th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 361st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 435th in the regionMost Stationary: 508th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 611th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 703rd in the regionLargest Governments: 759th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 773rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 784th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 802nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 950th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 998th in the region

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