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Largest Insurance Industry: 4th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6th
The Unassuming Puppet State of
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The Unassuming Puppet State of Americad is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, ubiquitous missile silos, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.032 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, with Industry also on the agenda, 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 26,191 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 180,545th in the world and 33rd in The New Inquisition for Best Weather, with -2956 Meters Of Sunlight.

Largest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6thHighest Average Incomes: 6thLargest Mining Sector: 7thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14thHighest Economic Output: 16thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 22ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 47thLargest Black Market: 48thLargest Agricultural Sector: 48thLargest Governments: 49thMost Subsidized Industry: 56thMost Corrupt Governments: 58thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 59thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 60thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 89thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 111thMost Avoided: 123rdLowest Crime Rates: 166thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 187thLargest Retail Industry: 300thFattest Citizens: 357thMost Advanced Public Transport: 371stHighest Average Tax Rates: 433rdMost Primitive: 535thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 760thMost Conservative: 1,529thTop
Largest Populations: 1,860thMost Stationary: 2,157thMost Efficient Economies: 2,503rdMost Devout: 3,062ndRudest Citizens: 3,158thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,495thMost Extreme: 6,443rdMost Influential: 8,744thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 9,309thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,888thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,387thMost Authoritarian: 17,460th
Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Extreme: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the region

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