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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

Population28.533 billion

CapitalJoseph City
LeaderJoseph
FaithJosephism

Currencymoney
Animalviper

The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and renowned for its public floggings, pith helmet sales, and enslaved workforce. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.533 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, with Industry and Healthcare 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 average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 29,099 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 61st in the world and 4th in the Rejected Realms for Most Advanced Defense Forces, scoring 71,169.77 on the Total War Preparedness Rating.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2ndLargest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 6thLargest Mining Sector: 7thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18thHighest Economic Output: 18thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 23rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 29thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 47thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 49thLargest Black Market: 55thHighest Poor Incomes: 59thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 61stLargest Agricultural Sector: 72ndMost Subsidized Industry: 90thMost Corrupt Governments: 115thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 136thMost Avoided: 137thLargest Governments: 137thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 156thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 160thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 173rdFattest Citizens: 270thLowest Crime Rates: 301stLargest Retail Industry: 424thMost Advanced Public Transport: 466thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 776thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,536thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,659thTop
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Largest Populations: 1,845thMost Efficient Economies: 1,929thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,872ndRudest Citizens: 5,189thMost Conservative: 7,269thTop
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Most Stationary: 9,708thMost Devout: 10,196thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,835thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,681stMost Authoritarian: 16,238thMost Extreme: 16,742ndSmartest Citizens: 17,203rd
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Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 14th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 42nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 42nd in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 82nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 84th in the regionRudest Citizens: 127th in the regionMost Devout: 230th in the regionMost Conservative: 264th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 269th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 332nd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 418th in the regionMost Influential: 484th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 574th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 637th in the regionMost Extreme: 767th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Clench was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Empire of Astra Tribunus, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • : Clench was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Empire of Astra Tribunus, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • : Clench was ravaged by a Zombie Burster Horde from The Empire of Astra Tribunus, infecting 1 million survivors.

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