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The Dominion of Neruch

“We will get there” The Lord

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Some
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: The East Pacific

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Neruch

Population3.756 billion

CapitalNeruchia
LeaderThe Lord

Currencycredit
Animalplatypus

The Dominion of Neruch is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by The Lord with an iron fist, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, public floggings, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.756 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 88.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Neruchian economy, worth 644 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 171,583 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 9,541st in the world and 236th in The East Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 171,583.98 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,153rdMost Influential: 1,503rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,606thTop
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Most Secular: 3,312thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,660thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,688thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,727thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,207thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,366thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,513thMost Developed: 5,518thLowest Crime Rates: 5,737thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,834thLargest Black Market: 6,269thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,413thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,617thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,676thLargest Governments: 8,060thSmartest Citizens: 8,108thLongest Average Lifespans: 8,197thBest Weather: 8,629thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,338thHighest Average Incomes: 9,541stMost Authoritarian: 10,038thMost Efficient Economies: 10,132ndLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 10,181stTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,442ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,946thHealthiest Citizens: 12,003rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,795thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,356thMost Cultured: 17,451st
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 45th in the regionMost Influential: 57th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 75th in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 93rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 96th in the regionMost Secular: 103rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 150th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 151st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 151st in the regionMost Developed: 156th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 158th in the regionLargest Black Market: 167th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 169th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 180th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 196th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 196th in the regionLargest Governments: 196th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 215th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 232nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 236th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 248th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 256th in the regionBest Weather: 258th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 278th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 302nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 341st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 377th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 402nd in the regionTop
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Most Cultured: 449th in the regionMost Stationary: 476th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 479th in the regionNudest: 533rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 571st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 620th in the regionLargest Populations: 764th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 768th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 172 » H-Zhena, Headpat Central, Ridann, Socialist Holy American Empire, A Slanted Black Stripe, Brotherland, Pakitsk, Axdel, Wiranath, Hizuru, Republic of Berzerkistan, Kucia, Elejamie, Roliganistan, Osterreich und Ungarn, Talitoa, Ad Honorem Dei, British Calradia, Unger under over, Tshana, Arkantis, Wizardonia, Sericena, Adavan, The Solar Ottomans, Squid Ruinosa, Lanagon, Imperial Akatsuki, Trimmania, Kelsyth, ReeK, Drunken Seal Islands, New Birblands, The Almighty Country, Federated States of Zootron, Impia Aghte, Bai Lung, The Underwood Industrial Empire, The Buckeye States, Layngderfleethe, Chols Worithopia, Swiftwhiskers, Darkfull, United China Nation, Constructbegin, Someseni, VW53Aland, Our Gods, The Soviet Space Commie Union, Endertopias, and 122 others.Kaigi, Kublam, The Empire of Rijelv, Urimel, Bakaworld, Mundiferrum, Kangarawa, Davinhia, Wanabe, The island of Kiria, Joundia, Riveraland, Freedom Fascists, Am Echad, Dragonia, Duracell, Lyontisia, Eagas, Qui sequuntur somnia, Goodnamesarerare, The New Wisconsin Empire, Outer Verron Swicia Islands, Broengtopia, AngusEssa, Propwash, Kagorg Bra Corna, The Romanum Legio, CopyCato, Great Aztlatan CommonWealth, Norport, Dreamersistan, New Leganes, Bullpups, Biggstonia, Enlil, Slys Paws, Tuvaltastan, Taurora, Galve, Rhealaliit, Kyrloth, Kyrtizhan, Sansangra, Bytes, Akorial, Zang0, BearStackof2015, The United Asian Republics, Stellar Colonies, The Cult of the Great Cthulhu, Kilkire, ArenaC, The United Neo American Union, Libertanny, Liberstankonia, Styklelilere, Grossvietnam, Matdor, The Death Syndicate, Stanisiti, La xinga, Euricanis, Servants of Gizmo, Adolanta, Firenation91, Dragons Blood, Brethren, Marrabuk, East Malaysia, Evrigenis, Sycona, Habsburg-Lorriane, Barfleur, Merlovich, Zukchiva, Stumptopia, Modra, Republic of New India, Fellon, Bzux, Trulu, Tretrid, Calbee, Schrebia, The Eternal Land of Jong, Bermadia, Freedomindia, Todd McCloud, Rohanland, Lingu, Ripsylvania, BuciLand, Greater New Cassandra, The Three States of Fortuna, Staynes, Azureano, Peoples Republic of GG, Aivintis, Quinto Piano, Khadah, Eudinity, Mays Austrian Nation, Woodsind, The Brazillian Parlament Of Idideology, Puelo, Technocratic Tagalog, Oofery, Grey Haven of Tauraucania, Tseriesiscoming, Distro-Spartica, CheeseBurrito, Flench, Roissyland, Filipopol, Halaethaed Commune, Philville2, A mean old man, Coruh, Santa Dystopia, Arcady-Asclepia, Survivoristan, and Refuge Isle.

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