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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
Regional Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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The Corporate Dictatorship of Josephland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, strictly enforced bedtime, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 25.194 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, although Industry and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Welfare are ignored. 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 25,345 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 5th in the world and 2nd in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Manufacturing Sector, scoring 220,356.9 on the Gooback-Jerbs Productivity Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5thLargest Mining Sector: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 7thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7thHighest Economic Output: 15thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 16thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20thLargest Black Market: 20thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28thMost Subsidized Industry: 39thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 41stLargest Agricultural Sector: 51stMost Corrupt Governments: 54thLargest Governments: 57thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 60thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 62ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 75thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 132ndMost Avoided: 144thLargest Retail Industry: 183rdLowest Crime Rates: 189thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 191stMost Primitive: 282ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 357thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 413thFattest Citizens: 435thHighest Average Tax Rates: 520thMost Stationary: 539thMost Efficient Economies: 1,482ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,541stTop
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Most Conservative: 1,685thLargest Populations: 1,872ndRudest Citizens: 3,591stMost Advanced Public Education: 4,629thMost Influential: 5,426thMost Extreme: 5,897thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 9,967thMost Devout: 11,068thMost Authoritarian: 11,453rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,906thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,821st
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 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 regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 13th in the regionMost Conservative: 15th in the region

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  • : 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.
  • : 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 The Volksrepublik of Peoples Republic of the German States, infecting 1 million survivors.

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