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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 842nd Most Inclusive: 925th Nicest Citizens: 1,201st
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Joseph World

Population6.025 billion

LeaderPresident Tod


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and carry a big comedy prop, truth is often impossible to tell from fiction on the evening news, elevator music has been replaced by thrash metal played at maximum volume, and the regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb.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.

Joseph World is ranked 136,321st in the world and 6,953rd in The North Pacific for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -4.47 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 842ndMost Inclusive: 925thNicest Citizens: 1,201stMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,279thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,458thTop
Most Influential: 1,705thHighest Drug Use: 1,716thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,862ndMost Cultured: 2,666thRudest Citizens: 3,463rdMost Pacifist: 4,046thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,055thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,126thMost Developed: 4,259thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,276thBest Weather: 4,365thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,513thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,559thHealthiest Citizens: 4,694thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,142ndLargest Publishing Industry: 5,441stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,907thSmartest Citizens: 5,999thMost Pro-Market: 6,238thNudest: 6,301stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,488thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,417thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,522ndTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,019thLargest Retail Industry: 8,758thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,087thMost Secular: 9,100thLargest Governments: 9,135thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,670thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,711thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,294thMost Extreme: 12,843rdHighest Average Incomes: 13,250thHighest Economic Output: 14,338th
Highest Drug Use: 27th in the regionMost Inclusive: 55th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 57th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 68th in the regionNicest Citizens: 68th in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 77th in the regionMost Cultured: 122nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 147th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 168th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 168th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 169th in the regionRudest Citizens: 183rd in the regionNudest: 186th in the regionMost Pacifist: 218th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 222nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 222nd in the regionBest Weather: 235th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 241st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 242nd in the regionMost Developed: 243rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 251st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 252nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 280th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 305th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 356th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 368th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 375th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 377th in the regionTop
Largest Governments: 412th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 434th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 450th in the regionMost Secular: 481st in the regionLargest Populations: 539th in the regionMost Extreme: 547th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 557th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 570th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 576th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 613th in the regionMost Influential: 644th in the region

National Happenings

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.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 127 » Shin-Hachioji, Siwale, PlanetPunk, Atain, Unimaginable Doom, Great Bights Mum, Agrauron, Corfad, Sunto, Bayern-Straubing, Selfgradatude, Notyoutopia, Territorio di Nessuno, Kwaj, Universal State Formula, Mordant99, Diodone, Omicron Persei V111, Mzeusia, Gladio II, Yaorozu, Ka Ching, Buckerino, Shadowrik, Albacria, Puczovska, Wineclaw, Frances Francis the First of France, Ozstan, SillyString, Shibutani, Pallaith, Holy Oranz, The Windmilluminati, The Kyziban Islands, Q w e r t y, Novare Res, Get Away From Me, Guslantis, Malta Comino Gozo, General COE, Yukti, Sil Dorsett, New Seaview Cove, Californian Redwood, Snoodum, Pizza Squared, Malvad, Constantinolia, THX1138, and 77 others.McMasterdonia, The Free Californian People, Western Alexandria, New Lakemba, Lower Nubia, Moubarakistan, Llwy, Former English Colony, Mahsoobia, Sheppey, Koda-Land, Municipality of Baria and Vungtau, Victoriaans Nederlands, Misuvelia, Kylesburgh, New Cataria, Anarchy for people, Highton Islands, Apetopia, Wisconsota, Tredano, Batdaviea, Empy, United Republic Greliser, Eravonia, The FNBs, Kulgatha, Whereisthatistan, Unsophisticate, Racoda, Sacrento, The Gamer Party, Walist, United Draconia, Quranite, Sanjurika, The Mace Kingdom, Suicidistan, Jest Xerces, Zeternia, Sundred, Anarchic Proportions, Liberentis, RaRaRasputinn, SORT, Zokk, Ethnon, The United States of Romania, Alsace and Lorraine United, Waterma, I am the one who knocks, Sahriastan, Wodan, Sea Ghost, Maott, East Darlown Zamatraporia, Rochester Black, Gooboistkoyt, Kristalmaan, Aenglaland, JimBrownland, Jontopiary, Xentherida, El Fiji Grande, Bharathvarsh, Kalpania, American MapleStory, Deerfenland, Shaun, East Wushen, Wilkshire, Copria, Dar es Saalam, Abrickhouse, German Holy Roman Empire, New Trisone, and Democritus.

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