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The Unpleasant Drainpipe of Gurou

“It's all over”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Location: The North Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Unpleasant Drainpipe of Gurou is a colossal, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Bronzefishy with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, compulsory vegetarianism, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 6.396 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WiyNei. The average income tax rate is 85.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The very strong Gurouan economy, worth 746 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 116,667 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 15,571st in the world and 789th in The North Pacific for Largest Governments, scoring 28.86 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 688thMost Influential: 1,071stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,586thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,995thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,607thMost Secular: 4,869thLargest Black Market: 5,213thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,126thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,598thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,416thTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 12,029thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 13,042ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,891stLowest Crime Rates: 15,110thLargest Governments: 15,571stMost Beautiful Environments: 16,668thBest Weather: 16,955thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,482ndMost Stationary: 18,062ndMost Advanced Public Education: 20,682ndLongest Average Lifespans: 20,918th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 59th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 97th in the regionTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 199th in the regionLargest Black Market: 244th in the regionMost Secular: 291st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 300th in the regionMost Influential: 405th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 428th in the regionMost Stationary: 431st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 451st in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 595th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 683rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 780th in the regionLargest Governments: 789th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 796th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 803rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 901st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 920th in the regionBest Weather: 959th in the region

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