by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,258thMost Influential: 1,452ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,563rd
The Dominion of
Corrupt Dictatorship
We will get there
The Lord
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population3.472 billion

LeaderThe Lord


The Dominion of Neruch is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Lord with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, complete lack of prisons, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.472 billion Neruchians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neruchia. The average income tax rate is 87.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Neruchian economy, worth 598 trillion credits 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 a large, well-organized, quite specialized black market in Information Technology, Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. 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 172,238 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

It's said that The Lord can turn every pleasure into a chore, sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, and armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Neruch's national animal is the platypus, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Neruch is ranked 227,279th in the world and 12,767th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -204.68 on the Hayek Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,258thMost Influential: 1,452ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,563rdTop
Most Secular: 3,271stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,546thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,739thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,734thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,199thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,463rdMost Beautiful Environments: 5,507thMost Developed: 5,709thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,784thLowest Crime Rates: 5,925thLargest Black Market: 6,179thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,431stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,683rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,871stLargest Governments: 8,317thSmartest Citizens: 8,361stLongest Average Lifespans: 8,571stBest Weather: 8,932ndHighest Average Incomes: 9,467thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,660thMost Efficient Economies: 10,090thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,935thMost Authoritarian: 11,985thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12,056thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,153rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,579thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,719thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,345thMost Cultured: 18,959th
Largest Information Technology Sector: 42nd in the regionMost Influential: 50th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 80th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 97th in the regionMost Secular: 102nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 121st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 127th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 143rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 150th in the regionMost Developed: 152nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 153rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 155th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 159th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 172nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 172nd in the regionLargest Governments: 194th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 196th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 217th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 222nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 232nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 242nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 243rd in the regionBest Weather: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 263rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 325th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 360th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 385th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 397th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 448th in the regionMost Cultured: 475th in the regionMost Stationary: 499th in the regionNudest: 543rd in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 735th in the regionLargest Populations: 784th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 856th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 896th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 976th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1,204th in the region

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