by Max Barry

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th Largest Insurance Industry: 5th
The Corporate Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State
Oderint Dum Metuant
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Corporate Dictatorship of Josephland is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and notable for its public floggings, aversion to nipples, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 25.54 billion follower of Josephs are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 25,693 trillion monies a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 1,005,996 monies, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,137,365 per year while the poor average 161,270, a ratio of 25.7 to 1.

Labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, flogging is all the rage, gambling is outlawed, and a The Alliance of Dictators Tourist Association survey has rated Josephland #1 for number twos. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Josephland's national animal is the viper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Josephism.

Josephland is ranked 7th in the world and 2nd in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector, scoring 136,157.53 on the Charon Conveyancy Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5thLargest Mining Sector: 5thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7thHighest Average Incomes: 7thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15thHighest Economic Output: 15thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20thLargest Black Market: 22ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 31stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 41stMost Subsidized Industry: 46thLargest Agricultural Sector: 52ndLargest Governments: 55thMost Corrupt Governments: 57thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 59thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 64thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 74thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 141stMost Avoided: 147thLowest Crime Rates: 192ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 193rdLargest Retail Industry: 200thMost Primitive: 284thMost Advanced Public Transport: 346thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 422ndFattest Citizens: 436thMost Stationary: 533rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 535thMost Efficient Economies: 1,475thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,601stMost Conservative: 1,640thLargest Populations: 1,848thRudest Citizens: 3,750thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,679thMost Influential: 5,328thMost Extreme: 6,171stTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,206thMost Devout: 10,525thMost Authoritarian: 10,698thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,446th
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 9th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 14th in the regionMost Extreme: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Josephland's influence in The Alliance of Dictators rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Josephland was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Knights templar order chapter of england, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • : Josephland was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Knights templar order chapter of england, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • : Josephland was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Knights templar order chapter of england, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • : Josephland was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Knights templar order chapter of england, infecting 1 million survivors.
  • : Josephland was ravaged by a Zombie Horde from Knights templar order chapter of england, infecting 1 million survivors.

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