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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 600thLargest Information Technology Sector: 836thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 891st
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Jokesters

Population7.184 billion

CapitalBunker 77
LeaderMarc Fallon

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalJaguar

The Dormant Power of Jokesters is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Marc Fallon with an iron fist, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, zero percent divorce rate, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 7.184 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, with Law & Order, Education, and Industry also on the agenda, while Welfare and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bunker 77. The average income tax rate is 85.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Jokestersian economy, worth a remarkable 2,322 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 323,237 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 1,620th in the world and 39th in the Pacific for Highest Average Incomes, with 323,237.13 Standard Monetary Units.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 600thLargest Information Technology Sector: 836thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 891stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 899thHighest Poor Incomes: 971stLargest Black Market: 1,031stMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,050thLargest Mining Sector: 1,176thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1,215thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,447thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,587thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,594thHighest Average Incomes: 1,620thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,782ndMost Avoided: 1,855thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,712thLowest Crime Rates: 2,990thFattest Citizens: 4,592ndMost Developed: 4,967thLargest Governments: 5,522ndMost Advanced Public Education: 5,751stSmartest Citizens: 5,930thHighest Economic Output: 6,629thMost Efficient Economies: 6,855thLargest Retail Industry: 7,205thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,369thMost Secular: 7,458thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,164thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,300thMost Influential: 11,601stTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 11,708thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 14,463rdMost Stationary: 15,395thLongest Average Lifespans: 22,615th
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 26th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 30th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 32nd in the regionMost Avoided: 36th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 36th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 38th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 54th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 55th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 58th in the regionTop
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Most Influential: 72nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 79th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 82nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 95th in the regionFattest Citizens: 100th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 125th in the regionMost Developed: 131st in the regionLargest Governments: 132nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 145th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 157th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 160th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 168th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 179th in the regionMost Secular: 188th in the regionMost Stationary: 220th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 298th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 328th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 352nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 594th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Jokesters was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Jokesters was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Jokesters was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Jokesters was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Jokesters was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Jokesters lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Jokesters lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Jokesters, the military has gone fission for more funding.
  • : Jokesters lodged a message on the The Pacific Regional Message Board.
  • : Jokesters was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Influential.

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Endorsements Received: 6 » Xoriet, East Durthang, Jar Wattinree, Lordeh, Monsierron, and The Seeker of Power.

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