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Most Devout: 232ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 365thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 385th
The Patriarchy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
God shall enlarge Japheth's NationStates
Influence
Vassal
Usher to Tyranny
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Japhetia

Population6.109 billion

CapitalAlba
LeaderPerseus
FaithChristianity and Japhetic Paganism

CurrencyJaphetian Dollar
AnimalEagle

The Patriarchy of Japhetia is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Perseus with an iron fist, and remarkable for its frequent executions, pith helmet sales, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 6.109 billion Japhetians 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, Education, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alba. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 17.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Japhetian economy, worth a remarkable 1,794 trillion Japhetian Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 293,670 Japhetian Dollars, with the richest citizens earning 7.2 times as much as the poorest.

People think garlic bread counts as one of their "five a day", fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back, single celebrities have to repeatedly prove their chastity to avoid being married off to infatuated fans, and money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution. 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. Japhetia's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity and Japhetic Paganism.

Japhetia is ranked 2,469th in the world and 1st in Psychotic Dictatorships for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 24,147.36 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

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Most Devout: 232ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 365thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 385thMost Patriotic: 437thMost Armed: 734thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,080thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,328thMost Cultured: 2,010thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,089thHighest Average Incomes: 2,247thTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 2,461stLargest Publishing Industry: 2,469thRudest Citizens: 2,565thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,614thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,273rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3,442ndMost Efficient Economies: 4,015thLargest Black Market: 4,269thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,326thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,072ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,237thLargest Mining Sector: 6,025thLargest Governments: 9,553rdHighest Economic Output: 9,708thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 10,244thSmartest Citizens: 10,996thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 11,524thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,564thTop
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Most Conservative: 12,158thMost Developed: 12,673rdMost Subsidized Industry: 12,873rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 13,116thLongest Average Lifespans: 15,764thLargest Gambling Industry: 17,794thLowest Crime Rates: 18,181stHealthiest Citizens: 20,819th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Disposable Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionMost Cultured: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 6th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 6th in the regionTop
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Most Devout: 8th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8th in the regionMost Patriotic: 9th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 10th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, money can't buy happiness but it can buy immunity to prosecution.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, single celebrities have to repeatedly prove their chastity to avoid being married off to infatuated fans.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, fake designer clothes are shredded and burnt while many in the world don't have a shirt on their back.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, people think garlic bread counts as one of their "five a day".
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, the national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, "Mad Max: Returning Again to Barrydrome" is this year's unexpected summer blockbuster.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, student exchange programs are in trouble as everyone wants to leave but no-one wants to come.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, cinemas play art-house movies to ever-shrinking audiences as film critics rule the industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, the new "Bloodbath" orange tree autonomously seeks and destroys independent orchards.

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