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Largest Insurance Industry: 4th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th Highest Average Incomes: 6th
The Unassuming Puppet State of
Corporate Police State
An equal opportunity hate group.
Regional Influence
Apprentice
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Unassuming Puppet State of Americad is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and remarkable for its ubiquitous missile silos, keen interest in outer space, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.951 billion follower of Josephs are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, pro-business, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry is also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. 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 25,103 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 1,006,114 monies, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,620,758 per year while the poor average 132,925, a ratio of 34.8 to 1.

Protests are prohibited from blocking traffic, labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, citizens are regularly arrested in queues for 'loitering', and pollution is on the rise along with government approvals of fracking projects. 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 8th in the world and 1st in The New Inquisition for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 212,887.12 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 6thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6thLargest Mining Sector: 7thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15thHighest Economic Output: 16thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22ndLargest Black Market: 36thMost Subsidized Industry: 42ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 43rdMost Corrupt Governments: 44thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 49thLargest Governments: 50thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 59thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 63rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 90thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 102ndMost Avoided: 104thLowest Crime Rates: 140thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 171stLargest Retail Industry: 204thFattest Citizens: 331stMost Advanced Public Transport: 387thHighest Average Tax Rates: 398thMost Primitive: 449thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 686thMost Conservative: 1,359thTop
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Largest Populations: 1,940thMost Stationary: 2,331stRudest Citizens: 2,379thMost Efficient Economies: 2,527thMost Devout: 2,898thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,095thMost Extreme: 4,888thTop
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Most Influential: 8,514thMost Advanced Public Education: 8,944thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 9,583rdMost Authoritarian: 14,177th
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Extreme: 3rd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7th in the region

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