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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,557thLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,285thMost Devout: 2,613th
The Ecstatic Republic of
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Economy
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Joviality

Population11.195 billion

CapitalMerriment
LeaderFelicity A Plenty
FaithAquarium Therapy

CurrencySmile
Animalsea otter

The Ecstatic Republic of Joviality is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Felicity A Plenty with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, unlimited-speed roads, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 11.195 billion Jovialites enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merriment. The average income tax rate is 66.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Jovialityian economy, worth 665 trillion Smiles a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 59,466 Smiles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Economists speak of trusting in the Tao of Free Market Capitalism, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion, Felicity A Plenty's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide, and citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Joviality's national animal is the sea otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Aquarium Therapy.

Joviality is ranked 217,775th in the world and 420th in NationStates for Most Secular, with 2.36 Atheism Rate.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,557thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,285thMost Devout: 2,613thBest Weather: 3,277thMost Influential: 3,935thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,147thMost Pacifist: 4,481stNicest Citizens: 4,517thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,252ndMost Beautiful Environments: 6,116thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,781stSafest: 7,017thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,175thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 7,912thMost Stationary: 8,440thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,001stTop
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Most Inclusive: 12,252ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,765thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,126thMost Cultured: 15,355thHealthiest Citizens: 18,366thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,545thSmartest Citizens: 19,253rdMost Developed: 21,320th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22nd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Devout: 24th in the regionMost Pacifist: 24th in the regionSafest: 28th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 28th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 38th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 44th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Joviality was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, citizens are frequently searched for illegal weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, Felicity A Plenty's peyote-induced "let's all just be friends" speech is trending world-wide.
  • : Joviality was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Developed.
  • : Joviality was endorsed by The Constitutional Monarchy of Girua.
  • : Joviality was endorsed by The Disputed Territories of United Drafonstland.
  • : Joviality was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, economists speak of trusting in the Tao of Free Market Capitalism.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best.

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