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Most Armed: 480thHighest Crime Rates: 570thMost Avoided: 696th
The New Brazil of
Moralistic Democracy
Desordem e Regresso (NationStates Lucky Moo)
Dom Joćo II
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Political Freedom

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Population2.46 billion

LeaderDom Joćo II


The New Brazil of Joaozinho is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Dom Joćo II with an even hand, and notable for its closed borders, free-roaming dinosaurs, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless population of 2.46 billion Joaozinhos are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The minute, corrupt, moralistic government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Industry, although Healthcare, Administration, and Public Transport are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joćolāndia. The average income tax rate is 1.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Joaozinho economy, worth 516 trillion réis a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Retail, Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Soda Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 209,919 réis, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Clergy do their best to cover up their old tattoos, massive new slaughterhouses are being hailed as a sign of progress, X-Files ratings have hit an all-time low, and Joaozinhos are free from pain - but the side effects include loss of individual thought and freedom. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Joaozinho's national animal is the capybara, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Joćonism.

Joaozinho is ranked 312,562nd in the world and 281st in Flanelistan for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 1.45 Effective Tax Rate.

Most Armed: 480thHighest Crime Rates: 570thMost Avoided: 696thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 764thFattest Citizens: 847thLargest Retail Industry: 935thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1,050thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,179thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,444thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,503rdRudest Citizens: 1,578thMost Valuable International Artwork: 2,645thTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 3,690thLargest Mining Sector: 3,753rdMost Corrupt Governments: 3,800thMost Rebellious Youth: 4,099thNudest: 4,502ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,534thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,443rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,685thHighest Average Incomes: 7,240thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,749thHighest Poor Incomes: 9,151stLargest Information Technology Sector: 10,083rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,622ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,867thTop
Most Efficient Economies: 16,670thMost Patriotic: 16,747thLargest Black Market: 17,720thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18,274thMost Conservative: 18,322ndMost Secular: 23,597th
Highest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 2nd in the regionTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionNudest: 6th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionLargest Black Market: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 21st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 22nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 26th in the region

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