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The Zombie Doom Snake of Gurou

“It's all over”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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Gurou

Population4.567 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 notable for its parental licensing program, public floggings, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.567 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 aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of WiyNei. The average income tax rate is 80.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Gurouan economy, worth 546 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 119,655 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 65,323rd in the world and 3,147th in The North Pacific for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring 2,324.47 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 647thMost Influential: 914thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,853rdTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,298thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,161stLargest Black Market: 4,591stMost Secular: 4,708thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,590thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,221stMost Valuable International Artwork: 8,229thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 11,877thHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,917thLargest Governments: 15,566thLowest Crime Rates: 15,598thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,301stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,782ndMost Conservative: 20,298th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 78th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 87th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 184th in the regionLargest Black Market: 188th in the regionMost Secular: 256th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 269th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 325th in the regionMost Influential: 337th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 424th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 556th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 622nd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 647th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 679th in the regionLargest Governments: 744th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 769th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 845th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 902nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 947th in the region

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