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Most Extreme: 2ndMost Authoritarian: 103rdMost Conservative: 159th
The Candlewhisper Puppet of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Every move you make, I'll be watching you.
The Doctor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population8.71 billion

CapitalThe Surgery
LeaderThe Doctor
Faithenlightened science

Currencymg of olanzapine
Animallab rat

The Candlewhisper Puppet of DoNoHarm is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Doctor with an iron fist, and remarkable for its lack of airports, strictly enforced bedtime, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 8.71 billion patients are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Defense, Environment, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The Surgery. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The large but sluggish DoNoHarmian economy, worth 636 trillion mgs of olanzapine a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, extremely specialized black market in Furniture Restoration and Basket Weaving. 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 73,024 mgs of olanzapine, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Smiling in public is seen as criminally suspicious behaviour, student athletes gaze forlornly at abandoned lab ratball fields, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence, and sleeping on the job is recommended. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. DoNoHarm's national animal is the lab rat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is enlightened science.

DoNoHarm is ranked 171,097th in the world and 554th in Forest for Most Armed, with 0.1 Weapons Per Person.

Most Extreme: 2ndMost Authoritarian: 103rdMost Conservative: 159thMost Primitive: 234thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 616thBest Weather: 785thMost Ignorant Citizens: 837thMost Devout: 859thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,380thMost Beautiful Environments: 1,599thLargest Black Market: 1,626thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1,829thLowest Crime Rates: 1,835thHealthiest Citizens: 2,363rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,684thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,159thLargest Governments: 3,405thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,659thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,030thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,706thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,702ndMost Subsidized Industry: 16,882nd
Most Extreme: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 2nd in the regionMost Conservative: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Primitive: 13th in the regionLargest Black Market: 13th in the regionMost Devout: 16th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 29th in the regionBest Weather: 33rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 36th in the regionLargest Governments: 44th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 54th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : DoNoHarm's influence in Forest rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : DoNoHarm's influence in Forest rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : DoNoHarm changed its national motto to "Every move you make, I'll be watching you.".
  • : DoNoHarm altered its national flag.
  • : DoNoHarm's influence in Forest rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : DoNoHarm was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Public Education and Most Subsidized Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in DoNoHarm, sleeping on the job is recommended.
  • : Following new legislation in DoNoHarm, the words 'private' and 'enterprise' must never appear in the same sentence.
  • : DoNoHarm relocated from NationStates to Forest.
  • : DoNoHarm was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.


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