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Most Pacifist: 11,698thMost Cheerful Citizens: 13,565thSafest: 15,939th
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Joutou

Population121 million

CurrencyAmpor
AnimalTurtle

The Community of Joutou is a very large, genial nation, remarkable for its compulsory military service, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate, cynical, devout population of 121 million Joutouans are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Education, Welfare, and Law & Order. The average income tax rate is 52.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Joutouan economy, worth 5.75 trillion Ampors a year, is dominated by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Basket Weaving, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, and Automobile Manufacturing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 47,551 Ampors, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

It is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma, convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing, it's never "just a game" with Joutouan sports fans, and debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Joutou's national animal is the Turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Joutou is ranked 127,359th in the world and 162nd in Refugia for Largest Soda Pop Sector, scoring 744.35 on the Addison-Fukk Productivity Rating.

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Most Pacifist: 11,698thTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 13,565thSafest: 15,939thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,344thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 18,823rdNicest Citizens: 25,393rd
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Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Joutou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Foreign Aid Spending.
  • : Following new legislation in Joutou, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Following new legislation in Joutou, it's never "just a game" with Joutouan sports fans.
  • : Following new legislation in Joutou, convicts released after being found "wrongfully imprisoned" are surprisingly chill about the whole thing.
  • : Following new legislation in Joutou, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Joutou, Leader spends weekends doing the laundry of foreign leaders.
  • : Joutou was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Joutou, people who do not complete their community service are sentenced to more community service.
  • : Following new legislation in Joutou, directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Joutou City as a backdrop.
  • : Following new legislation in Joutou, businesses are forced to bring all work back within the nation's borders.

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