by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 683rdMost Influential: 1,046thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,573rd
The Unpleasant Drainpipe of
Iron Fist Consumerists Champions of Commerce
It's all over
Civil Rights
Very Strong
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Population6.204 billion

FaithWorship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle

AnimalDeadly Garden Snake

The Unpleasant Drainpipe of Gurou is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Bronzefishy with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, state-planned economy, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.204 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 aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WiyNei. The average income tax rate is 85.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Gurouan economy, worth 724 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, highly 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 116,760 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 153,697th in the world and 5,358th in The North Pacific for Most Armed, with 0.28 Weapons Per Person.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 683rdMost Influential: 1,046thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,573rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,985thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,533rdMost Secular: 4,860thLargest Black Market: 5,194thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,006thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,534thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,050thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,083rdTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,634thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,079thLowest Crime Rates: 15,109thLargest Governments: 15,609thMost Beautiful Environments: 17,476thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,757thBest Weather: 18,030thMost Stationary: 18,716thMost Advanced Public Education: 20,928thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,088th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 56th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 96th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 189th in the regionLargest Black Market: 239th in the regionMost Secular: 269th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 278th in the regionMost Influential: 397th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 409th in the regionMost Stationary: 441st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 467th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 603rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 711th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 765th in the regionLargest Governments: 794th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 799th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 800th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 908th in the region

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