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Josephland

Population33.194 billion

CapitalJoseph City
LeaderJoseph
FaithJosephism

Currencymoney
Animalviper

The Corporate Dictatorship of Josephland is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, compulsory military service, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 33.194 billion follower of Josephs are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

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 receive no funds. 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 34,101 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 1,027,345 monies, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 6,293,904 per year while the poor average 73,600, a ratio of 85.5 to 1.

Selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork, the military has gone fission for more funding, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web, and the examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners. 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 6th in the world and 2nd in The Alliance of Dictators for Largest Black Market, with 52,687 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4thLargest Black Market: 6thLargest Insurance Industry: 6thLargest Mining Sector: 8thHighest Average Incomes: 10thHighest Economic Output: 12thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13thLargest Agricultural Sector: 17thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 20thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 21stLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 22ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 28thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 45thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 56thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 58thMost Subsidized Industry: 91stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 103rdLargest Governments: 117thMost Avoided: 158thMost Corrupt Governments: 162ndMost Efficient Economies: 218thMost Advanced Public Transport: 239thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 247thLowest Crime Rates: 291stMost Stationary: 399thFattest Citizens: 502ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 612thHighest Average Tax Rates: 774thLargest Retail Industry: 941stLargest Populations: 1,598thMost Primitive: 2,039thTop
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Most Conservative: 5,259thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,446thMost Developed: 5,493rdRudest Citizens: 5,773rdMost Advanced Public Education: 6,053rdMost Influential: 8,070thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,925thTop
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Most Devout: 12,226thSmartest Citizens: 13,209thLongest Average Lifespans: 16,045thLargest Publishing Industry: 16,669thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 17,628thMost Authoritarian: 18,140thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 18,763rdHighest Poor Incomes: 20,980thMost Extreme: 22,860thMost Valuable International Artwork: 23,651st
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 10th in the regionMost Primitive: 10th in the regionMost Developed: 11th in the regionRudest Citizens: 11th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Josephland was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, the examiners who examine examiners are being examined by examiners.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, drug deals return to the streets as legions of undercover officers stalk the dark web.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, the military has gone fission for more funding.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, the nation is wading into dangerous waters.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, rugby players that knock each other over always stop to make sure the other fellow is okay.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, stone wrist watches that weigh 20lb are the latest trend.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, international trade is a sticky issue.
  • : Following new legislation in Josephland, unpopular politicians are often caught between a rock and a hard place.

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