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Most Influential: 763rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,607thBest Weather: 1,954th
The Democratic States of
Left-wing Utopia
Freedom of Expression, Democracy, Unity, and Compromise
WA Delegate / Emperor
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population9.717 billion

LeaderPresident Supreme Clitus Heraclius


The Democratic States of Josephtan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Supreme Clitus Heraclius with a fair hand, and renowned for its complete lack of prisons, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.717 billion Josephtanians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olympia. The average income tax rate is 95.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephtanian economy, worth a remarkable 1,140 trillion FoxDollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 117,412 FoxDollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Asking 'does my bum look big in this?' leads to 30 hours of self-esteem classes, hospitals fear government fines more than terrorist ransoms, the nation threatens sanctions on islands only visible at low tide, and the nation's girls answer "apple" when asked what makes pi. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Josephtan's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Spiritism.

Josephtan is ranked 21,537th in the world and 57th in New Western Empire for Most Valuable International Artwork, with 10.51 Bank.

Most Influential: 763rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,607thBest Weather: 1,954thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,078thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,141stTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2,212thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,906thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,356thNicest Citizens: 3,642ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,665thSafest: 3,665thHealthiest Citizens: 3,766thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,947thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,044thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,062ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,467thMost Cheerful Citizens: 4,489thMost Developed: 5,327thHighest Food Quality: 6,144thLowest Crime Rates: 6,215thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,503rdMost Cultured: 7,273rdLargest Governments: 7,753rdSmartest Citizens: 8,263rdMost Pacifist: 8,279thMost Inclusive: 10,097thTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 11,718thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,294thHighest Economic Output: 16,392ndLargest Publishing Industry: 16,732ndMost Subsidized Industry: 17,023rdMost Efficient Economies: 19,739thMost Income Equality: 19,864thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,757thMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,537th
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionTop
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionBest Weather: 6th in the regionTop
Nicest Citizens: 8th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 8th in the regionSafest: 8th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 9th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Income Equality: 9th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 12th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 12th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 14th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Josephtan approved the World Assembly proposal "Repeal "On Multilateral Trade Talks"".
  • : Josephtan approved the World Assembly proposal "Factory Farming Ban".
  • : Josephtan approved the World Assembly proposal "Epidemic Investigation Act".
  • : Josephtan updated the World Factbook entry in New Western Empire.
  • : Josephtan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Volcanic Activity Convention".
  • : Josephtan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "On Interregional Recruitment".
  • : Josephtan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "World Assembly Border Policy".
  • : Josephtan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Recognition of the General Assembly".
  • : Josephtan voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Conscientious objection to abortion".
  • : Josephtan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Advancement of Anti-Fascist Action".


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