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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,142ndMost Influential: 1,594thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,983rd
The People's Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Non Sibi Sed Omnibus
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population1.353 billion

LeaderAleki Kuresa


The People's Republic of Gunov is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Aleki Kuresa with an iron fist, and remarkable for its avant-garde cinema, anti-smoking policies, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 1.353 billion Gunovians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Savalua. The average income tax rate is 97.0%.

The powerhouse Gunovian economy, worth 184 trillion Ducats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Beef-Based Agriculture, Trout Farming, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 136,327 Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction, and the lasting legacy of the current generation is a million years of buried radioactivity. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Gunov's national animal is the Lion, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Alekiism.

Gunov is ranked 219,542nd in the world and 7,422nd in The East Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 17.86 Insults Per Minute.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,142ndMost Influential: 1,594thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,983rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,048thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3,008thHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,194thMost Authoritarian: 4,056thLargest Governments: 4,755thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,896thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,220thHealthiest Citizens: 5,611thLargest Welfare Programs: 5,932ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 6,054thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,080thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,602ndMost Advanced Public Education: 6,645thBest Weather: 6,801stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,109thMost Devout: 7,298thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,394thMost Income Equality: 7,919thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,721stMost Beautiful Environments: 9,805thMost Conservative: 10,233rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,594thTop
Smartest Citizens: 16,038thMost Cultured: 16,817thHighest Average Incomes: 17,742ndMost Extreme: 18,177thMost Developed: 21,821st
Most Influential: 58th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 58th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 65th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 74th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 79th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 98th in the regionLargest Governments: 145th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 156th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 160th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 163rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 176th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 177th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 178th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 196th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 198th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 200th in the regionMost Devout: 203rd in the regionMost Extreme: 205th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 209th in the regionBest Weather: 218th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 230th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 234th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 299th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 336th in the regionMost Income Equality: 360th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 438th in the regionMost Cultured: 455th in the regionMost Conservative: 488th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 537th in the regionMost Developed: 667th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Gunov was endorsed by The Allied States of Fazao.
  • : Gunov voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Ellenburg".
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, the lasting legacy of the current generation is a million years of buried radioactivity.
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction.
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, theatre may or may not be changing for the better but it is being changed for good.
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, the letters L, G, and B must never be grouped together.
  • : Gunov was endorsed by The Free Land of Northern Celavon.
  • : Gunov altered its national flag.
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, hundreds of subterranean tunnels are being built as part of "Project Morlock".
  • : Following new legislation in Gunov, homophobia is off the menu.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 183 » VW53Aland, Pakitsk, A mean old man, Brotherland, Asendavia, New Leganes, Staynes, Marrabuk, Zukchiva, H-Zhena, Dragons Blood, Rainbow Vests, East Malaysia, BuciLand, Greater New Cassandra, Tretrid, Lanagon, Centrical Union, The Three States of Fortuna, Enlil, La xinga, Drunken Seal Islands, Santa Dystopia, Distro-Spartica, Imperial Akatsuki, Republic of Berzerkistan, Aeljae, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Interdimensional Waifus, United China Nation, Freedom Fascists, Kaigi, Grossvietnam, Ripsylvania, Hexyia, Pasedonia, Propwash, A Slanted Black Stripe, New Bradenia Ghost, Tshana, Socialist Holy American Empire, Wiranath, Dragonia, Cameronia Excellentia, Kyrtizhan, Elejamie, Unger under over, Servants of Gizmo, Headpat Central, Taurora, and 133 others.Euricanis, New Amerindia, Goodnamesarerare, Albrook, Plazland, Bai Lung, Talitoa, Hitaria, Roliganistan, North Insomnia, Harro Waarudho, Wisdoms and Knowledges, ReeK, Trimmania, Ribanzi, Rhealaliit, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Washingtonian Order, Adavan, Axdel, Iodinia, Tawuse, Joundia, Kianhua, Freedomindia, The Empire of Rijelv, Kampf Empire, Khadah, Karatol-Advenra, Oofery, Seri Tai Republic, HinduRashtr, Dannemarie, The Almighty Country, Ridann, Lantros, Kangarawa, CheeseBurrito, Coruh, Arouran, Wanabe, Norna Chitya, Stellar Colonies, Firenation91, BearStackof2015, ArenaC, Zang0, Impaxia, Amjedia, The solar ottomans, Republic of New India, FreedomIand, Acronis, West Nagato, Nevertopia, Wallenburg, Hokolokia, Debluu, Order of the saint Dumas, Layngderfleethe, Holy Alasia Orozen, Roissyland, Modra, Tassirion, From New World, Anarchica landia, Lyontisia, Taapi, Davinhia, Slys Paws, Trulu, Sen Jast, Insolandie, Blobbo, Azureano, Mozembique, Biingus, Danelaw Scandinavia, ReReReRepublic, Catlovenia, Sudarshan, Plaines, Saarsilili, Juliania Secundus, Arasakami, Kihara, Abethia, Hogwarts of muggles, Developing World, Konneticut, Crucifer, Isahaak, Federation Of Columbian Republics, Pledonia, Endertopias, Greater Covenantland, Tofoon, Lorrana, Zidium, Firlands, Haass, Arcarum, Martian States of America, Great Algerstonia, Sapre, Capitalist Golborne, Eastern Alksearia, Yaceistan, North Bernia, Cisdaniria, Jove Mahmo, Dravida India, Johor DT, The Kulaata Islands, Socialis nation of Sweden, Lueva, Technocratic Tagalog, Spiruvania, Vizh, Indonesia Soekarnoisme, Eagas, Pirnovo, Eagle Crest, New Era states, Nythi, Dahom, Aquyia, Tierra Fuego, Fellon, Veterans Association, Maricentria, Northern Celavon, and Fazao.

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