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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,384th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,119th Largest Mining Sector: 3,588th
The Teeneie weenie bit of
Father Knows Best State
Strength to Strength
Regional Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The Teeneie weenie bit of Jarodl is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Sanctum of National Harmony with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, parental licensing program, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 13.217 billion Iron citizens are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The tiny, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Silversun. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Jarodlian economy, worth a remarkable 2,206 trillion Arans a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Arms Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 166,916 Arans, with the richest citizens earning 9.8 times as much as the poorest.

The tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists, the local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm, and there's never enough space in space. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jarodl's national animal is the panda, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Tuba the Iron.

Jarodl is ranked 12,283rd in the world and 26th in Canada for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 98.58 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,384thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,119thLargest Mining Sector: 3,588thHighest Economic Output: 3,840thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,981stMost Avoided: 4,965thLargest Black Market: 4,985thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5,124thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,613thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,944thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 5,964thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,538thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7,381stTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,815thLargest Populations: 8,095thHighest Average Incomes: 8,207thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,212thSmartest Citizens: 10,284thMost Efficient Economies: 12,283rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 12,310thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,714th
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Most Avoided: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 6th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Black Market: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, there's never enough space in space.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.
  • : Jarodl was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, the local custom of Biking With The Cars sends tourists home bemused or in body-bags.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, young children are learning advanced physics to scientifically disprove the existence of Santa Claus.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, the "feminist protest" defence is increasingly common for cases of armed robbery.
  • : Following new legislation in Jarodl, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality.

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