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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd Largest Mining Sector: 5th Largest Insurance Industry: 5th
The Corporate Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State
Oderint Dum Metuant
Influence
Vassal
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Josephland

Population27.19 billion

CapitalJoseph City
LeaderJoseph
FaithJosephism

Currencymoney
Animalviper

The Corporate Dictatorship of Josephland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, avowedly heterosexual populace, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 27.19 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 Environment aren't funded at all. 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 27,353 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 181,555th in the world and 176th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 7.31 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rdLargest Mining Sector: 5thLargest Insurance Industry: 5thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6thHighest Average Incomes: 7thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 13thHighest Economic Output: 14thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 25thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28thLargest Black Market: 33rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 34thMost Subsidized Industry: 51stLargest Agricultural Sector: 59thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 60thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 60thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 67thLargest Governments: 72ndMost Corrupt Governments: 96thMost Avoided: 148thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 153rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 207thLowest Crime Rates: 220thMost Advanced Public Transport: 315thLargest Retail Industry: 376thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 457thFattest Citizens: 471stMost Stationary: 484thHighest Average Tax Rates: 590thMost Efficient Economies: 1,532ndMost Primitive: 1,766thLargest Populations: 1,781stTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1,969thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,151stMost Conservative: 5,915thMost Influential: 6,172ndRudest Citizens: 6,215thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,854thTop
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Most Extreme: 9,684thSmartest Citizens: 11,573rdMost Devout: 13,041stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 13,048thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,432nd
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Largest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing 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 Stationary: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 7th in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionMost Primitive: 12th in the regionRudest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Extreme: 18th in the region

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