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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,583rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19,306thMost Pro-Market: 21,174th
The Democratic States of
Benevolent Dictatorship
Just live life man
Influence
Newcomer
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Good
Political Freedom
Few

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Jlab

Population36 million

CurrencyUSD
AnimalManatee

The Democratic States of Jlab is a small, orderly nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 36 million Jlabians enjoy great individual freedoms in everything except elections, which, where they exist at all, are populist shams for a dictatorship government that has no intention of ever giving up power.

The minute, liberal, pro-business government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Spirituality, with Defense and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Industry and Welfare receive no funds. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 5.0%.

The Jlabian economy, worth 1.88 trillion USDS a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Gambling industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is 52,124 USDS, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 321,097 per year while the poor average 3,682, a ratio of 87.2 to 1.

Organ donation is compulsory, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes, a government program is underway to revitalize Jlab's beaches, and a dictator has seized power and outlawed elections. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Jlab's national animal is the Manatee , which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Jlab is ranked 249,381st in the world and 409th in Refugia for Most Income Equality, scoring 1.15 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 7,583rdTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 19,306thMost Pro-Market: 21,174thLargest Gambling Industry: 21,792ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 23,336thHighest Crime Rates: 26,513th
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Most Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionTop
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Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Armed: 11th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 12th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 19th in the regionTop
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Fattest Citizens: 22nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 34th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Jlab's influence in Refugia rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Jlab's influence in Refugia rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Jlab was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden and the Top 10% for Highest Crime Rates, Highest Wealthy Incomes, Most Pro-Market, and Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
  • : Following new legislation in Jlab, a dictator has seized power and outlawed elections.
  • : Jlab was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Benevolent Dictatorship".
  • : Jlab's influence in Refugia rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Following new legislation in Jlab, a government program is underway to revitalize Jlab's beaches.
  • : Following new legislation in Jlab, scientists regularly clone human beings for research purposes.
  • : Jlab relocated from The South Pacific to Refugia.
  • : Following new legislation in Jlab, organ donation is compulsory.

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