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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 527thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 633rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 639th
The Antique Shopping Mall of
Left-Leaning College State
Elvis Lives and Tobacco Saves
Influence
Nipper
Region
Civil Rights
World Benchmark
Economy
Frightening
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Jahka

Population21.381 billion

LeaderPapa John

CurrencyBuck
AnimalOtter

The Antique Shopping Mall of Jahka is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Papa John with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, anti-smoking policies, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless, devout population of 21.381 billion Jahx enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, liberal individuals juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Spirituality. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Jahx economy, worth a remarkable 4,059 trillion Bucks a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Soda Sales, Gambling, Information Technology, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 189,863 Bucks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Schoolboys who turn to watch pretty girls go by are given detention, bins outnumber trees in city parks, kindergarten teachers with ankle-bracelets are closely supervised by their parole officers, and boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Jahka's national animal is the Otter, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Jahka is ranked 241,724th in the world and 852nd in Europeia for Lowest Crime Rates, with 3.83 law-abiding acts per hour.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 527thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 633rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 639thLargest Gambling Industry: 678thHighest Crime Rates: 882ndFattest Citizens: 1,322ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,377thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,465thMost Avoided: 1,531stMost Armed: 1,609thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,804thTop
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Highest Drug Use: 2,882ndHighest Economic Output: 3,178thLargest Mining Sector: 3,206thLargest Retail Industry: 3,285thMost Rebellious Youth: 3,495thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,945thLargest Black Market: 4,153rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,377thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4,741stLargest Publishing Industry: 6,535thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,807thLargest Populations: 6,978thMost Devout: 7,741stHighest Average Incomes: 7,868thRudest Citizens: 7,885thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,992ndMost Corrupt Governments: 13,699thLargest Information Technology Sector: 14,092ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,831stMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,714thSmartest Citizens: 21,973rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 22,593rd
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Largest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 10th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 11th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 11th in the regionFattest Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 14th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 20th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 29th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 29th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 35th in the regionMost Devout: 36th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 37th in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 57th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 58th in the regionRudest Citizens: 64th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 65th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 72nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 75th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 80th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Jahka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Jahka was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Jahka's influence in Europeia rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Jahka was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Avoided.
  • : Jahka's influence in Europeia rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".
  • : Jahka relocated from Osiris to Europeia.
  • : Jahka was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Jahka ceased to exist in Europeia.
  • : Jahka's influence in Europeia rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
  • : Following new legislation in Jahka, boats straying just metres away from the shore will raise the ire of the Coast Guard.

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