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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 60thMost Cultured: 75thSafest: 85th
The Kingdom of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
To serve and protect
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Joaco

Population22.872 billion

CapitalEl Bajo Belgrano

Currencykiko
AnimalCarpincho

The Kingdom of Joaco is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, renowned for its otherworldly petting zoo, complete lack of prisons, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 22.872 billion Joacoans love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of El Bajo Belgrano. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Joacoan economy, worth a remarkable 8,211 trillion kikoes a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 359,027 kikoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Local executives are seen on the corner with cardboard signs reading "will oppress the masses for food", interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBJ Governor goes house hunting, the universal wage level is set by dividing GDP by the number of citizens, and skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Joaco's national animal is the Carpincho, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Joaco is ranked 7,782nd in the world and 421st in Lazarus for Most Rebellious Youth, scoring 9 on the Stark-Dean Displacement Index.

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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 60thMost Cultured: 75thSafest: 85thMost Pacifist: 85thLeast Corrupt Governments: 97thMost Developed: 99thLongest Average Lifespans: 114thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 114thHealthiest Citizens: 129thMost Advanced Public Transport: 137thHighest Food Quality: 145thSmartest Citizens: 172ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 175thNicest Citizens: 195thLowest Crime Rates: 209thHighest Average Tax Rates: 212thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 215thMost Beautiful Environments: 217thLargest Governments: 221stMost Advanced Public Education: 247thMost Compassionate Citizens: 276thHighest Poor Incomes: 346thLargest Welfare Programs: 351stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 362ndMost Subsidized Industry: 384thMost Inclusive: 443rdMost Efficient Economies: 500thBest Weather: 617thMost Scientifically Advanced: 704thHighest Economic Output: 976thHighest Average Incomes: 1,366thMost Secular: 1,402ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,472ndTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,796thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,376thLargest Populations: 6,906thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,782ndMost Patriotic: 9,377thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,552ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 11,276thTop
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Most Income Equality: 15,954thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,366th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Pacifist: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 6th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 7th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Inclusive: 11th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 17th in the regionBest Weather: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 30th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the regionMost Secular: 48th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 57th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 59th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 139th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 154th in the regionLargest Populations: 192nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 341st in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 409th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 414th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 421st in the regionMost Patriotic: 421st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 522nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Joaco was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Income Equality.
  • : Following new legislation in Joaco, skateboarding is considered a form of diplomacy.
  • : Following new legislation in Joaco, the universal wage level is set by dividing GDP by the number of citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Joaco, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBJ Governor goes house hunting.
  • : Following new legislation in Joaco, local executives are seen on the corner with cardboard signs reading "will oppress the masses for food".
  • : Following new legislation in Joaco, fewer people are bathing as citizens must show ration stamps before they can turn on their faucets.
  • : Following new legislation in Joaco, attempts to inform people about their unclaimed property are often mistaken for telephone scams.
  • : Following new legislation in Joaco, the price of takeaway food quadruples after 6pm.
  • : Following new legislation in Joaco, politicians can't accept birthday presents from their own children.
  • : Following new legislation in Joaco, centuries-old legal documents detailing agnatic-cognatic gavelkind succession are being dusted off again.

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