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The Democratic Republic of Enou

“We Will Endure”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Political Freedoms:
Below Average

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific



Population3.252 billion

LeaderWill Johnson


The Democratic Republic of Enou is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Will Johnson with an even hand, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, digital currency, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 3.252 billion Enouans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Rosrce. The average income tax rate is 77.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Enouan economy, worth 530 trillion books 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, fairly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Automobile Manufacturing. 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 163,178 books, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military recognizes no difference between male and female soldiers, the Ministry of Health has reported a sharp increase in the incidence of delayed menopause, real chickens replace rooster weather vanes on inner-city rooftop gardens, and NationStates is now a popular brand of laxatives despite Max Barry's protests. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Enou's national animal is the emu, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Johnsonism.

Enou is ranked 207,659th in the world and 8,546th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -137.17 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 3,420thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,425thMost Armed: 3,515thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,350thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,858thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,920thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,288thMost Inclusive: 9,440thMost Developed: 9,476thLargest Black Market: 10,387thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10,429thLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,552ndHighest Average Incomes: 10,906thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,290thLargest Governments: 11,462ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,801stLowest Crime Rates: 12,846thSmartest Citizens: 12,966thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,066thMost Corrupt Governments: 15,049thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,082ndMost Efficient Economies: 16,261stLongest Average Lifespans: 16,558thHighest Average Tax Rates: 16,958thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,328thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18,340thMost Advanced Public Education: 18,692ndMost Subsidized Industry: 21,055thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 21,066thMost Secular: 21,517th
Most Armed: 79th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 179th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 199th in the regionMost Influential: 206th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 207th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 212th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 218th in the regionMost Developed: 266th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 267th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 270th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 277th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 283rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 290th in the regionLargest Governments: 291st in the regionMost Inclusive: 297th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 340th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 352nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 373rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 378th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 432nd in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 463rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 474th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 489th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 503rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 504th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 509th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 553rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 577th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 585th in the regionMost Stationary: 602nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 638th in the regionMost Cultured: 650th in the regionMost Secular: 729th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 809th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 822nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 829th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 841st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Enou endorsed The Vizier and Sam of New Leganes.
  • : Enou voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Pedagogical Freedom".
  • : Enou voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Syria".
  • : Enou voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commercial Arbitration Recognition".
  • : Enou voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend The Red Fleet".
  • : Enou was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Incomes.
  • : Enou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Enou voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Supporting and Valuing the Humanities"".
  • : Enou voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Altino".
  • : Enou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Subsidized Industry.


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