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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,457thRudest Citizens: 2,470thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,677th
The Grand Republic of
Capitalist Paradise
Glory to Jerkania, land of the Jerks
Influence
Handshaker
Region
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Some

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Jerkania

Population6.002 billion

Currencydollar
Animalmuffalo

The Grand Republic of Jerkania is a colossal, efficient nation, renowned for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 6.002 billion Jerks are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Industry, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 69.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Jerkanian economy, worth 979 trillion dollars a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. Average income is an impressive 163,198 dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 563,752 per year while the poor average 34,552, a ratio of 16.3 to 1.

Programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company, monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Jerkanian citizenship in droves, and rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. Jerkania's national animal is the muffalo, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Jerkania is ranked 157,251st in the world and 230th in Thalassia for Most Ignorant Citizens, with 1.23 Missed References Per Hour.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,457thRudest Citizens: 2,470thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,677thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,119thMost Armed: 4,134thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,700thFattest Citizens: 5,671stMost Avoided: 5,730thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,731stLargest Black Market: 6,479thLargest Retail Industry: 6,489thMost Efficient Economies: 6,796thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,908thMost Influential: 7,025thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,434thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 10,035thHighest Average Incomes: 10,603rdMost Secular: 10,639thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12,132ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,417thLargest Governments: 14,179thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,115thHighest Economic Output: 16,316th
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Black Market: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionLargest Populations: 8th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 8th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 8th in the regionMost Influential: 10th in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 14th in the regionLargest Governments: 19th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 20th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 22nd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 22nd in the regionMost Secular: 22nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 23rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 24th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 27th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.
  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, monocled merchants with funny accents are applying for Jerkanian citizenship in droves.
  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, whenever pilots have to bail out the government bails out their company.
  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, programmes of questionable content are shown at peak-hours.
  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, "Day of the Rope" is the top song of the summer.
  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, it's not mass murder when the government does it.
  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, children wondering what happens to pets after they die are shown where the compost heap is.
  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, napalm is the tool of choice for disabling eco-unfriendly forestry operations.
  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, consuming ecstasy is a common rite of passage.
  • : Following new legislation in Jerkania, official maps have to be revised on a weekly basis.

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