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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 677thLargest Information Technology Sector: 907thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 921st
The Dormant Power of
Father Knows Best State
May The Pacific prevail!
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Jokesters

Population9.088 billion

CapitalBunker 77
LeaderMarc Fallon

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalJaguar

The Dormant Power of Jokesters is a colossal, orderly nation, ruled by Marc Fallon with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, complete lack of prisons, and flagrant waste-dumping. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.088 billion Jokestersians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bunker 77. The average income tax rate is 87.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Jokestersian economy, worth a remarkable 2,942 trillion Denarii 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. 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 323,828 Denarii, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

13-year-old internet trolls are treated as a threat on par with terrorists, space has been brought down to earth with constellations of cancer cases across Jokesters, military minds worry that 'the blue screen of death' on brand new operating systems may be a literal description, and the military has gone fission for more funding. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jokesters's national animal is the Jaguar, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Jokesters is ranked 254,833rd in the world and 8,875th in the Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 32.13 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 677thLargest Information Technology Sector: 907thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 921stHighest Poor Incomes: 1,065thLargest Black Market: 1,085thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,107thLargest Mining Sector: 1,298thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,460thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,467thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,639thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,656thHighest Average Incomes: 1,762ndMost Corrupt Governments: 1,994thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,616thLowest Crime Rates: 3,274thLargest Insurance Industry: 3,406thFattest Citizens: 4,865thMost Developed: 5,149thHighest Economic Output: 5,469thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,556thLargest Governments: 5,859thSmartest Citizens: 6,015thMost Avoided: 6,398thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,174thLargest Retail Industry: 7,357thMost Efficient Economies: 7,454thMost Secular: 7,666thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,652ndMost Patriotic: 9,324thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,624thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,690thMost Influential: 12,078thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,223rdTop
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Most Stationary: 13,174thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,922ndRudest Citizens: 24,950th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 26th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 28th in the regionLargest Black Market: 29th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 33rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 33rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 41st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 50th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 54th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 58th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 73rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 80th in the regionMost Influential: 88th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 101st in the regionFattest Citizens: 105th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 113th in the regionMost Avoided: 114th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 126th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 129th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 131st in the regionMost Developed: 141st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 154th in the regionLargest Governments: 155th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 166th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 177th in the regionMost Stationary: 188th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 195th in the regionMost Secular: 205th in the regionMost Patriotic: 218th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 246th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 254th in the regionLargest Populations: 285th in the regionRudest Citizens: 315th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 516th in the region

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