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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, zero percent divorce rate, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 25.929 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 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 26,084 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 167,368th in the world and 155th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Inclusive, scoring 5.45 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5thLargest Mining Sector: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 7thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15thHighest Economic Output: 15thLargest Black Market: 20thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 30thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 42ndMost Subsidized Industry: 48thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 58thLargest Agricultural Sector: 58thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 59thLargest Governments: 59thMost Corrupt Governments: 61stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 74thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 142ndMost Avoided: 150thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 200thLowest Crime Rates: 205thLargest Retail Industry: 225thMost Primitive: 316thMost Advanced Public Transport: 345thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 439thFattest Citizens: 453rdMost Stationary: 521stHighest Average Tax Rates: 549thMost Efficient Economies: 1,449thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,677thTop
Largest Populations: 1,822ndMost Conservative: 1,873rdRudest Citizens: 4,147thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,741stMost Influential: 5,429thMost Extreme: 7,411thTop
Smartest Citizens: 10,439thMost Devout: 11,318thMost Authoritarian: 12,837thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 12,946thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,588th
Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionTop
Most Avoided: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionFattest Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Conservative: 13th in the regionMost Extreme: 14th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 15th in the region

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