The Republic of Joseph World is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Tod with a fair hand, and remarkable for its pith helmet sales, punitive income tax rates, and complete absence of social welfare. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 6.025 billion Josiphians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.
The large, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skyhall. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 88.6%.
The frighteningly efficient Joseph Worldian economy, worth 883 trillion Gils a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 146,698 Gils, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 571,698 per year while the poor average 25,706, a ratio of 22.2 to 1.
The best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, and the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Joseph World's national animal is the Quagsium, which is also the nation's favorite main course.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Joseph World was endorsed by The Kingdom of Democritus.
- : Following new legislation in Joseph World, the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.
- : Following new legislation in Joseph World, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume.
- : Following new legislation in Joseph World, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news.
- : Following new legislation in Joseph World, the best way to be heard in politics is to speak softly and carry a big comedy prop.
- : Following new legislation in Joseph World, the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer.
- : Joseph World was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes and the Top 10% for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides.
- : Joseph World was endorsed by The Free Land of Hum4nity.
- : Joseph World voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Crime and Punishment"".
- : Following new legislation in Joseph World, one year's corporation tax from three international megacorporations has funded one dozen shiny black pencils for President Tod's office.
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