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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2nd Largest Insurance Industry: 3rd Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th
The Popsicle Pete Nation of
Iron Fist Consumerists
NONE OF YOU ARE SAFE!
Regional Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and remarkable for its digital currency, keen interest in outer space, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 24.248 billion followers of Joseph 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 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 24,729 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 179,384th in the world and 3,566th in the Rejected Realms for Longest Average Lifespans, with 21.1 Years.

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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2ndLargest Insurance Industry: 3rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4thHighest Average Incomes: 4thLargest Mining Sector: 6thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 11thHighest Economic Output: 17thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22ndHighest Poor Incomes: 22ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 23rdLargest Black Market: 29thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 36thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 50thMost Corrupt Governments: 53rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 53rdMost Subsidized Industry: 54thLargest Governments: 84thLargest Retail Industry: 105thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 121stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 130thMost Avoided: 130thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 208thFattest Citizens: 218thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 236thLowest Crime Rates: 236thMost Advanced Public Transport: 623rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 719thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,587thTop
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Largest Populations: 2,046thMost Efficient Economies: 2,099thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,295thRudest Citizens: 2,375thMost Conservative: 2,761stMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,334thTop
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Most Devout: 9,235thMost Authoritarian: 11,605thMost Extreme: 12,701stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,249thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,350thSmartest Citizens: 15,283rdMost Stationary: 17,818th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 7th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 22nd in the regionLargest Populations: 30th in the regionTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 41st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 46th in the regionRudest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Conservative: 57th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 113th in the regionMost Devout: 164th in the regionTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 202nd in the regionMost Stationary: 209th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 225th in the regionMost Extreme: 251st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 255th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 285th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Clench's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Clench's influence in The Rejected Realms fell from "Shoeshiner" to "Sprat".
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The brothers of ragnarok, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The brothers of ragnarok, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The brothers of ragnarok, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The brothers of ragnarok, killing 1 million zombies.
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Empire of Taskeyya, killing 20 million zombies.
  • : Clench was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The brothers of ragnarok, killing 1 million zombies.

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