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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Black Market: 5th
The Unassuming Puppet State of
Iron Fist Consumerists
An equal opportunity hate group.
Influence
Instigator
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Americad

Population33.083 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 notable for its punitive income tax rates, suspicion of poets, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 33.083 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, with Industry also on the agenda, 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 34,391 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 1,039,550 monies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,719,035 per year while the poor average 208,599, a ratio of 17.8 to 1.

It is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli, the national security service are a bunch of crooks, and heavily-armed commandos play rock-paper-scissors over whether to execute criminals and foreign visitors. 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 5th in the world and 1st in The New Inquisition for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 48,176.64 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Black Market: 5thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 8thLargest Mining Sector: 9thHighest Economic Output: 11thLargest Agricultural Sector: 13thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 36thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 41stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 52ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 68thMost Subsidized Industry: 88thLargest Governments: 106thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 114thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 119thMost Avoided: 124thMost Corrupt Governments: 127thMost Efficient Economies: 199thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 208thMost Advanced Public Transport: 248thLowest Crime Rates: 251stFattest Citizens: 417thHighest Average Tax Rates: 610thLargest Retail Industry: 887thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 925thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,435thMost Stationary: 1,572ndLargest Populations: 1,635thTop
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Most Primitive: 3,520thMost Devout: 3,818thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,363rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,086thMost Conservative: 7,138thRudest Citizens: 7,549thMost Developed: 10,265thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,786thMost Influential: 11,003rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 16,233rdMost Authoritarian: 16,405thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,218thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,445thLargest Gambling Industry: 20,823rdSmartest Citizens: 21,876th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Americad, heavily-armed commandos play rock-paper-scissors over whether to execute criminals and foreign visitors.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, the national security service are a bunch of crooks.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, the people consider response to rudeness to be an acceptable casus belli.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, it is illegal to have the wrong clock time showing on your microwave oven.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, if foreigners can hit a spittoon from five paces they get a free holiday to Americad.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, the government keeps its thumb on the scales of justice.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, the government response to disaster victims starving for bread is "let them eat stale cake".
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, hit TV show 'The eXecution Factor' is a critical success.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, the clergy of Josephism remains a single-sex institution.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, the new "Bloodbath" orange tree autonomously seeks and destroys independent orchards.

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