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Largest Insurance Industry: 4th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5th Highest Average Incomes: 5th
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 remarkable for its frequent executions, suspicion of poets, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.437 billion followers of Joseph 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 24,586 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 5th in the world and 1st in The New Inquisition for Highest Average Incomes, with 1.01 million Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 5thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7thLargest Mining Sector: 7thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 13thHighest Economic Output: 16thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21stLargest Black Market: 35thMost Corrupt Governments: 40thMost Subsidized Industry: 40thLargest Agricultural Sector: 44thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 45thLargest Governments: 52ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 57thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 61stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 92ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 95thMost Avoided: 100thLowest Crime Rates: 136thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 161stLargest Retail Industry: 169thFattest Citizens: 316thMost Advanced Public Transport: 390thHighest Average Tax Rates: 392ndMost Primitive: 406thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 662ndMost Conservative: 1,189thTop
Largest Populations: 1,986thRudest Citizens: 2,042ndMost Stationary: 2,498thMost Efficient Economies: 2,572ndMost Devout: 2,788thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,945thMost Extreme: 4,638thMost Influential: 8,478thTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 8,934thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10,316thMost Authoritarian: 14,806thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,496th
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Conservative: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Stationary: 4th in the regionTop
Most Extreme: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Devout: 5th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the region

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