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The Dominion of Neruch

“We will get there” The Lord

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific



Population4.157 billion

LeaderThe Lord


The Dominion of Neruch is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by The Lord with an iron fist, and renowned for its state-planned economy, anti-smoking policies, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 4.157 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 Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Neruchia. The average income tax rate is 89.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Neruchian economy, worth 698 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 168,061 credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Sniffer dogs check train passengers for body odour, peace talks occasionally rack up a higher body count than the wars they seek to stop, armed war-criminals gain asylum if deemed 'fabulous' enough, and banning party poppers has been a real party pooper. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very 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 137,429th in the world and 5,168th in The East Pacific for Rudest Citizens, with 42.37 Insults Per Minute.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 253rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,476thMost Influential: 1,545thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,618thTop
Most Secular: 3,348thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,744thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,906thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,661stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,797thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,983rdMost Developed: 5,472ndLowest Crime Rates: 5,700thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,069thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,213thMost Corrupt Governments: 6,273rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,326thLargest Black Market: 6,499thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,631stBest Weather: 7,599thLargest Governments: 7,870thSmartest Citizens: 7,882ndLongest Average Lifespans: 7,979thHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,955thHighest Average Incomes: 10,103rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,325thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,499thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 11,884thHealthiest Citizens: 11,959thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13,963rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,558thMost Authoritarian: 16,130thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,189thMost Cultured: 17,423rd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 48th in the regionMost Influential: 59th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 69th in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 100th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 104th in the regionMost Secular: 106th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 122nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 152nd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 154th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 157th in the regionMost Developed: 158th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 173rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 178th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 185th in the regionLargest Black Market: 191st in the regionLargest Governments: 195th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 199th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 208th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 221st in the regionBest Weather: 237th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 242nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 247th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 251st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 267th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 291st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 339th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 355th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 367th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 405th in the regionMost Stationary: 442nd in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 459th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 493rd in the regionNudest: 562nd in the regionLargest Populations: 719th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 746th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 831st in the region

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