The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and remarkable for its enslaved workforce, pith helmet sales, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 31.832 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 are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph City. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.
The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 32,886 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 1,033,116 monies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,983,402 per year while the poor average 283,835, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.
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.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced and Highest Average Tax Rates, the Top 5% for Most Stationary, and the Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
- : Clench was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies, the Top 5% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, and the Top 10% for Most Developed.