The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is in Central Africa. Countries bordering DRC are Angola, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Zambia.
The D.R.Congo begins in 2001 with a debt of 13 billion, a budget deficit of 43 billion, a per capita income of $57 and a total GDP of 3.1 billion. With an unemployment rate of 13.2%, poverty line at 52.2%, starting inflation of 540% and 2.0% interest rate. Its economic health starts at 13.7%, with its resource sectors predominantly state-controlled.
Two sectors of its economy are private controlled: drugs (illegal), and the electricity sector. All the state-controlled sectors start off to meet domestic demand. D.R. Congo does not export any goods in 2001.
Receives 1.3 billion in foreign aid at the start of the game.
The D.R. Congo starts in 2001 with 26 169 active personnel (ranked 59), 294 land units (ranked 101), air units of 32 (ranked 109), and 5 naval units (ranked 82). The D.R. Congo does not have ballistic missiles researched or in storage.
The D.R Congo is a far right-leaning military dictatorship in 2001. With an approval rate of 39.4%, pressure rate of 0%, stability of 36.8%, and corruption of 52.4%.
Five laws are banned in the D.R. Congo in 2001: freedom of speech, freedom of demonstration, abortion, polygamy, and same sex marriage.
The D.R. Congo has an immigration rate of 0% and emigration rate of 0.8% in 2001.
The official language in the D.R. Congo is French, with 46% of the population speaking the language. The most spoken language in the country is "local dialects" at 52.7%.
47.9% of the country is animist. 50% Christian, 1.9% Muslim.
Relations-wise, the D.R. Congo starts with +4 points with North Korea, +3 points with Burma, +2 points with Libya, and +1 point with Syria. Its worst relations are with Rwanda at -14 points and Uganda at -14.
73.8% of the total area of the country (2.2 million sq km in 2001) consists of forests.
Birth rate of 4.5% and a death rate of 1.4% annually in 2001, giving a natural growth of 3.1% per year.
Ranked 173 in human development, below Senegal, above Cote d'Ivoire.
Has 9 rank 0 covert cells, with a total upkeep of $67.5 million in 2001.