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Most Valuable International Artwork: 379thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 582ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 781st
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Jokesters

Population5.937 billion

CapitalBunker 77
LeaderMarc Fallon

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalJaguar

The Grand power of Jokesters is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Marc Fallon with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, frequent executions, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.937 billion Jokestersians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Industry are also considered important, 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 80.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Jokestersian economy, worth a remarkable 1,982 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 333,902 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

The Police Surveillance Unit's motto is "Gotta Catch 'Em All", the nation's new Mylab space station is notorious for being the loneliest place above the planet, policemen regularly conduct midnight raids on closed donut shops to 'collect evidence', and the military is plagued with unethical researchers. 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 204,383rd in the world and 7,464th in the Pacific for Safest, scoring 5.84 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 379thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 582ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 781stLargest Information Technology Sector: 789thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 875thLargest Black Market: 1,003rdLargest Mining Sector: 1,060thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,064thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,089thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,142ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,397thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,451stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,520thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,615thMost Avoided: 1,638thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,738thTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 3,096thFattest Citizens: 4,504thLargest Retail Industry: 5,553rdLargest Governments: 5,678thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,837thMost Developed: 5,965thSmartest Citizens: 6,106thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,731stMost Efficient Economies: 6,843rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,877thMost Secular: 7,123rdHighest Economic Output: 7,450thTop
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Most Influential: 11,295thMost Authoritarian: 12,217thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 12,652ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 13,153rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 13,607thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,557thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 16,120thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,247thMost Stationary: 16,804thHighest Disposable Incomes: 20,789th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 17th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 24th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 25th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 32nd in the regionMost Avoided: 32nd in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 33rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 33rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 40th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 43rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 51st in the regionMost Influential: 63rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 68th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 81st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 88th in the regionFattest Citizens: 102nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 109th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 131st in the regionLargest Governments: 138th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 142nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 147th in the regionMost Developed: 154th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 163rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 166th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 231st in the regionMost Stationary: 257th in the regionMost Secular: 261st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 344th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 345th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 385th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 494th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 495th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 538th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 553rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 740th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 747th in the region

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