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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th
The Popsicle Pete Nation of
Iron Fist Consumerists
NONE OF YOU ARE SAFE!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Clench

Population26.433 billion

CapitalJoseph City
LeaderJoseph
FaithJosephism

Currencymoney
Animalviper

The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and remarkable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, aversion to nipples, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.433 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 primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph City. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 26,957 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 1,019,849 monies, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, school uniforms are compulsory, and the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties. 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. Clench's national animal is the viper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Josephism.

Clench is ranked 190,236th in the world and 4,334th in the Rejected Realms for Most Eco-Friendly Governments, scoring -65.27 on the Dolphin Recycling Awareness Index.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rdLargest Insurance Industry: 3rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4thHighest Average Incomes: 5thLargest Mining Sector: 6thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7thHighest Economic Output: 16thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 23rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 25thHighest Poor Incomes: 35thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 36thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 40thLargest Black Market: 45thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 48thLargest Agricultural Sector: 70thMost Subsidized Industry: 71stMost Corrupt Governments: 92ndLargest Governments: 112thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 141stMost Avoided: 142ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 151stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 192ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 193rdFattest Citizens: 243rdLargest Retail Industry: 254thLowest Crime Rates: 274thMost Advanced Public Transport: 562ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 793rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,264thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,586thTop
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Largest Populations: 1,933rdMost Efficient Economies: 2,082ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,408thRudest Citizens: 4,548thMost Conservative: 7,599thTop
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Most Devout: 10,314thMost Stationary: 12,311thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,815thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,075thMost Authoritarian: 16,653rdMost Extreme: 17,132ndSmartest Citizens: 17,286th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 7th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 8th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionFattest Citizens: 12th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 32nd in the regionLargest Populations: 34th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 38th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 51st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 71st in the regionMost Stationary: 113th in the regionRudest Citizens: 122nd in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 222nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 247th in the regionMost Conservative: 251st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 269th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 328th in the regionMost Influential: 424th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Adventure falls, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Adventure falls, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from El naciones, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Level 1 Strike Force Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from El naciones, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : Clench was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Empire of Halo Nova, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and Most Dead and the Top 5% for Most Zombified.
  • : Clench was ravaged by a Zombie Shrieker Horde from The Republic of Kartoshechka, infecting 5 million survivors.
  • : Clench was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Rogue Nation of Meadowlark Middle, infecting 69 million survivors.
  • : Clench was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Rogue Nation of Meadowlark Middle, infecting 68 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!

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