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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 644thMost Influential: 917thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,845th
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Gurou

Population4.531 billion

CapitalWiyNei
LeaderSimoji
FaithWorship of Omnipotent Danger Noodle

CurrencyIousy
AnimalDeadly Garden Snake

The Zombie Doom Snake of Gurou is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Simoji with an iron fist, and renowned for its zero percent divorce rate, ritual sacrifices, and ban on automobiles. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.531 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, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Welfare and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WiyNei. The average income tax rate is 79.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Gurouan economy, worth 540 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 119,375 Iousies, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

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 21,565th in the world and 557th in The North Pacific for Most Stationary, with 769.27682016252 Days.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 644thMost Influential: 917thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,845thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,289thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,147thLargest Black Market: 4,615thMost Secular: 4,716thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,557thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,200thMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,195thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 12,256thHighest Average Tax Rates: 14,051stLowest Crime Rates: 15,612thLargest Governments: 15,667thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,341stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,787th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 76th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 88th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 185th in the regionLargest Black Market: 187th in the regionMost Secular: 253rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 269th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 323rd in the regionMost Influential: 339th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 422nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 557th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 610th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 648th in the regionLargest Governments: 733rd in the regionMost Authoritarian: 744th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 765th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 830th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 895th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 949th in the region

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