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Largest Publishing Industry: 38th Smartest Citizens: 246th Largest Cheese Export Sector: 316th
The Republic of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Let justice be done though the heavens fall
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Average

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Jamesburgh

Population28.205 billion

CapitalTucson
LeaderKing James
FaithAgnosticism

CurrencyDollar
AnimalJavelina

The Republic of Jamesburgh is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by King James with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, absence of drug laws, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, humorless population of 28.205 billion Jacobites enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The relatively small, liberal, socially-minded government is primarily concerned with Education, with Healthcare and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Tucson. The average income tax rate is 28.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Jacobean economy, worth a remarkable 8,088 trillion Dollars a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Furniture Restoration, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 286,766 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion, and J-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age. Crime is totally unknown. Jamesburgh's national animal is the Javelina, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnosticism.

Jamesburgh is ranked 171,485th in the world and 111th in Conifer for Largest Mining Sector, scoring -22.98 on the Blue Sky Asbestos Index.

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Largest Publishing Industry: 38thSmartest Citizens: 246thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 316thHealthiest Citizens: 365thMost Developed: 467thMost Beautiful Environments: 517thHighest Economic Output: 524thLongest Average Lifespans: 568thMost Efficient Economies: 651stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 652ndHighest Poor Incomes: 659thMost Cultured: 679thLargest Information Technology Sector: 736thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 820thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 933rdMost Secular: 992ndBest Weather: 1,067thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,070thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,646thTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 1,820thLargest Populations: 1,943rdSafest: 2,116thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2,128thMost Inclusive: 2,136thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,245thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,401stMost Pacifist: 3,255thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,453rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,189thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,157thLargest Governments: 5,181stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,277thLowest Crime Rates: 6,817thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7,709thLargest Retail Industry: 7,869thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,615thMost Compassionate Citizens: 10,244thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,090thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,734thMost Influential: 16,169thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16,242nd
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionBest Weather: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionSafest: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 3rd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Jamesburgh was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Jamesburgh, J-SPAN viewership drops as MPs act their age.
  • : Following new legislation in Jamesburgh, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Jamesburgh, the government has officially clarified that "wee on your hands to save time" does not count as proper hygiene.
  • : Following new legislation in Jamesburgh, consumption of cat memes has skyrocketed.
  • : Following new legislation in Jamesburgh, recreational drug businesses are regularly pruned if they grow above the maximum legal size.
  • : Following new legislation in Jamesburgh, political parties are banned from advertising and receiving private donations.
  • : Following new legislation in Jamesburgh, the government awards prizes to television shows featuring stereotype-breaking minority roles.
  • : Following new legislation in Jamesburgh, administrative districts are increasingly defined by their taste in housing architecture.
  • : Following new legislation in Jamesburgh, a TV celebrity dominates the nation's newest democratic political party.

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