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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 remarkable for its zero percent divorce rate, sprawling nuclear power plants, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 26.263 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 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 26,420 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 181,031st in the world and 184th in The Alliance of Dictators for Best Weather, with -2614 Meters Of Sunlight.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 5thLargest Mining Sector: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 7thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 9thHighest Economic Output: 15thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22ndLargest Black Market: 29thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 29thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 43rdMost Subsidized Industry: 53rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 57thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 58thLargest Governments: 59thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 62ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 70thMost Corrupt Governments: 73rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 147thMost Avoided: 151stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 202ndLowest Crime Rates: 213thLargest Retail Industry: 273rdMost Primitive: 337thMost Advanced Public Transport: 340thFattest Citizens: 458thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 463rdMost Stationary: 502ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 571stMost Efficient Economies: 1,472ndHighest Poor Incomes: 1,745thLargest Populations: 1,806thTop
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Most Conservative: 1,925thRudest Citizens: 4,672ndMost Advanced Public Education: 4,856thMost Influential: 5,629thMost Extreme: 7,668thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 10,625thMost Devout: 11,852ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,398thMost Authoritarian: 14,430thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,781st
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 16th in the region

National Happenings

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  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Josephland's influence in The Alliance of Dictators rose from "Vassal" to "Truckler".
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Zombies and the Top 5% for Most Zombified and Most Dead.
  • : Josephland was ravaged by a Zombie Thing Horde from The Great Empire of Asinland, infecting 2,695 million survivors and converting to a zombie exporter! Oh no!
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Josephland's influence in The Alliance of Dictators fell from "Truckler" to "Vassal".

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