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The Corporate Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State
Oderint Dum Metuant
Influence
Truckler
Civil Rights
Outlawed
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Josephland

Population35.869 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 notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, aversion to nipples, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 35.869 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, Healthcare, and Education 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 average income tax rate is 99.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 36,648 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 1,021,744 monies, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,436,410 per year while the poor average 68,116, a ratio of 94.5 to 1.

Childish pranks are no laughing matter, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens, when you fly on Air Josephland you win a seat or you die, and wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities. 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 22,711th in the world and 8th in The Alliance of Dictators for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 94.49 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rdLargest Insurance Industry: 7thLargest Mining Sector: 7thLargest Black Market: 7thHighest Average Incomes: 10thHighest Economic Output: 13thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 18thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 18thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 19thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 21stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 30thMost Patriotic: 33rdLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 41stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 55thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 115thMost Subsidized Industry: 125thMost Corrupt Governments: 164thLargest Governments: 165thMost Advanced Public Transport: 217thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 243rdMost Efficient Economies: 248thMost Avoided: 287thLowest Crime Rates: 329thMost Stationary: 376thFattest Citizens: 503rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 757thLargest Retail Industry: 1,130thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,136thLargest Populations: 1,539thTop
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Most Primitive: 4,762ndRudest Citizens: 5,116thMost Developed: 5,751stMost Advanced Public Education: 6,117thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,312thMost Conservative: 6,556thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6,731stMost Influential: 8,185thTop
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Most Devout: 17,086thSmartest Citizens: 17,221stLongest Average Lifespans: 18,141stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,132ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 22,711thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,828thMost Authoritarian: 24,156thHighest Poor Incomes: 25,464th
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Largest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 6th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 8th in the regionRudest Citizens: 10th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 12th in the regionMost Primitive: 12th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extreme.
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, wood-framed catapults are ready to launch diseased corpses into besieged cities.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, when you fly on Air Josephland you win a seat or you die.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, the government burgles the houses of holidaying citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, childish pranks are no laughing matter.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, maximum security Josephic subway stations inspire prison systems around the world.
  • : Josephland was cleansed by a Level 5 Invasion Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from The Marauding Machines of Alorgaze, killing 52 million zombies.

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