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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th
The Unassuming Puppet State of
Iron Fist Consumerists
An equal opportunity hate group.
Influence
Eminence Grise
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Americad

Population34.262 billion

CapitalJoseph City
LeaderJoseph
FaithJosephism

Currencymoney
Animalviper

The Unassuming Puppet State of Americad is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, vat-grown people, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 34.262 billion follower of Josephs 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 36,032 trillion monies a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 1,051,678 monies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,483,033 per year while the poor average 237,194, a ratio of 14.7 to 1.

There's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services, schoolkids are often mistaken for fast food workers, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers, and pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Americad's national animal is the viper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Josephism.

Americad is ranked 216,186th in the world and 6th in The New Inquisition for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 22.43 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Top
1%
Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5thLargest Black Market: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 7thLargest Mining Sector: 9thHighest Economic Output: 11thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 16thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18thMost Patriotic: 18thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 31stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 39thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 52ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 71stMost Subsidized Industry: 98thLargest Governments: 110thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 120thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 123rdMost Corrupt Governments: 130thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 199thMost Efficient Economies: 220thMost Advanced Public Transport: 242ndLowest Crime Rates: 254thMost Avoided: 255thFattest Citizens: 385thHighest Average Tax Rates: 606thLargest Retail Industry: 945thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 962ndHighest Poor Incomes: 992ndMost Stationary: 1,536thLargest Populations: 1,598thTop
5%
Most Devout: 4,005thMost Primitive: 4,011thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,373rdLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,458thRudest Citizens: 7,795thMost Conservative: 9,860thMost Developed: 9,952ndMost Advanced Public Education: 10,172ndMost Influential: 10,638thTop
10%
Most Valuable International Artwork: 14,083rdMost Authoritarian: 15,018thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,361stLongest Average Lifespans: 18,965thSmartest Citizens: 19,001stLargest Gambling Industry: 19,282ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 19,740thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22,711th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Americad, pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, fast-food chefs regularly win Health Innovation Awards for spitting on burgers.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, schoolkids are often mistaken for fast food workers.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, there's a literal nanny state for the legions of children taken by social services.
  • : Americad was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Law Enforcement.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, the government violently suppresses separatist movements.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, the arms industry is backed by government subsidies and harsh anti-protest laws are in place.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, no personal detail is too tiny for the suede-denim census police.

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