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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,169thLargest Retail Industry: 2,334thMost Influential: 2,873rd
The Holy Joeyist Paradise of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Hail Joey!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.99 billion

LeaderSultans of Swing


The Holy Joeyist Paradise of Joevala is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Sultans of Swing with an even hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, free-roaming dinosaurs, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, cheerful, devout population of 2.99 billion Joeyists have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Atlanta. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 75.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Joeyist economy, worth 590 trillion Beatles 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, fairly diversified black market in Tourism, Information Technology, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. 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 impressive 197,420 Beatles, with the richest citizens earning 7.9 times as much as the poorest.

Robots are a very unpopular costume choice for children's parties, anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed, prisoners due for execution often use their final statement to complain about soggy bread rolls, and angry disenfranchised AIs attempt to hijack the bodies of comatose hospital patients. Crime is totally unknown. Joevala's national animal is the Kangaroo, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Joeyism.

Joevala is ranked 163,986th in the world and 8,246th in The North Pacific for Highest Unexpected Death Rate, scoring 23.26 on the Bus Surprisal Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,169thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 2,334thMost Influential: 2,873rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,016thMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,343rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,810thMost Efficient Economies: 4,472ndMost Devout: 4,564thMost Pacifist: 5,145thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5,376thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,455thNicest Citizens: 5,494thRudest Citizens: 5,551stMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,438thHighest Average Incomes: 6,500thLargest Information Technology Sector: 6,577thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,888thLargest Black Market: 7,018thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,701stMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,721stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,750thMost Inclusive: 8,120thMost Corrupt Governments: 8,313thMost Cultured: 9,042ndTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,528thLargest Governments: 9,840thMost Rebellious Youth: 10,253rdMost Developed: 10,478thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,058thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,470thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12,472ndMost Advanced Public Education: 13,132ndSmartest Citizens: 13,648thHighest Drug Use: 14,509thMost Beautiful Environments: 14,596thMost Advanced Public Transport: 17,620thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,178th
Largest Retail Industry: 114th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 119th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 133rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 149th in the regionMost Devout: 186th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 258th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 261st in the regionLargest Black Market: 268th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 277th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 282nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 291st in the regionRudest Citizens: 296th in the regionNicest Citizens: 305th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 310th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 310th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 349th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 353rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 357th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 363rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 369th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 379th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 435th in the regionMost Cultured: 436th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 445th in the regionTop
Most Inclusive: 477th in the regionLargest Governments: 487th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 509th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 541st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 586th in the regionMost Developed: 592nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 643rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 702nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 745th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 752nd in the regionMost Average: 801st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 805th in the regionMost Influential: 822nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 831st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 895th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 907th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Joevala was endorsed by The Holy Matriarchy of Racoda.
  • : Joevala was endorsed by The Republic of Zeternia.
  • : Joevala was endorsed by The Kingdom of Plembobria.
  • : Following new legislation in Joevala, angry disenfranchised AIs attempt to hijack the bodies of comatose hospital patients.
  • : Following new legislation in Joevala, prisoners due for execution often use their final statement to complain about soggy bread rolls.
  • : Following new legislation in Joevala, anniversaries of major historical events pass unnoticed.
  • : Following new legislation in Joevala, robots are a very unpopular costume choice for children's parties.
  • : Following new legislation in Joevala, citizens have never heard foreign radio.
  • : Following new legislation in Joevala, candidates for public office painstakingly research their family trees to ensure their eligibility.
  • : Joevala was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 156 » McMasterdonia, Valentine Z, El Fiji Grande, Guer Aike, Corfad, The Rhein States, Shibutani, Sundred, Territorio di Nessuno, Pazair, Yaorozu, Miruma, Abject Ludicrosity, Loutsland, Ethnon, Dabarastan, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Empy, Palgo, Koda-Land, Aratani, Holy Oranz, Sockmanland, United Anglo-America, Interdimensional Zone, Siwale, Sil Dorsett, Zumlandia, Austral States of America, Castle Federation, Notyoutopia, Wineclaw, Frances Francis the First of France, The Tampa Bay Rays, Jasminlandia, Dreadton, Seenvorland, Angshire, Steampunk Ariel, Ravendi, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Amauri, Napnomadia, Loli County, Imperial Joseon, New Bremerton, Black Templares, Lungha, Valhalla123, and 106 others.Avemterra, Great Bights Mum, Gnomewatchers, Shadowrik, Wilkshire, Serendipita Martia, Kasazzastan, Fendlium, Selfgradatude, God Leon, Glurponia, Hamerica, Kranostav, Umuyyad, Eri-Maqa-Ena, 1 very fast endotarter, Navigator Islands, Orado, Merconitonitopia, Daiz, Pallaith, Praeceps, Valatic Ash, Newpromisedland, Mandexia, Moubarakistan, Kelvaros Prime, Porlock, United Kahndaq, East Wushen, Kulgatha, Terban Kedah, Xagill, Sunto, Noahs Second Country, Zyvetskistaahn, Vincone Cae, The Iron Lions, Universal State Formula, Yokciq Empire, The New Communist Republic Of States, Haminkwarea, Omnistria, Eara Forp, The Stratosphere Islands, Wit Noreis, MiaryBhalzhack, Woodsend, The Endless Eventide, Votak Matim, KhalChicken, The World Capitalist Confederation, CatGuy, Unsophisticate, Runeda, Revolutionary Sealand, Clan Spaniel, SherpDaWerp in TNP, Crader, Ihese, Reyalda, Dorito Dust, Diodone, Lybirit, Malta Comino Gozo, Plangainer, Xentherida, Orven, SORT, Land of the Cross, Infantivore, Bhigham, Greifenburg, Antiyard, Supreme Leader Hadrian, Harrys, The Windmilluminati, Trogville, Zecit, Varola, Nistriabar, New Lakemba, Some Random TNP Nation, Unshleepd, United Socialist Democratic, Yohannes, Irishvan, Ereena, Wisconsota, New Octicarg, Grapefruite, Hyphen, Mooe, Eravonia, Olowakandi, Maott, The Pantheons, Korovan Isles, Fizban, Eastern Bahia, Westinor, Xatin, 9003, Plembobria, Zeternia, and Racoda.

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