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Most Armed: 3,346thMost Devout: 4,448thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,683rd
The Holy Confederacy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Fell, Rebirthed, Rebranded.
Jakob Gardner
Influence
Contender
Emperor
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Few

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New Jakobly

Population2.367 billion

CapitalNew Dartmouth
LeaderJakob Gardner
FaithUnited Methodism

CurrencyCosta
AnimalWhite Tail Deer

The Holy Confederacy of New Jakobly is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Jakob Gardner with an iron fist, and renowned for its parental licensing program, free-roaming dinosaurs, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.367 billion Jakoblians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Dartmouth. The average income tax rate is 75.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Jakoblian economy, worth 300 trillion Costas a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 126,920 Costas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

Cities in New Jakobly declare independence based on interpretation of the historic meaning of cave paintings, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick, and maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Jakobly's national animal is the White Tail Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is United Methodism.

New Jakobly is ranked 8,634th in the world and 1st in Allied Conservative States for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 9,043.96 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Armed: 3,346thMost Devout: 4,448thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,683rdNudest: 5,806thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,744thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,923rdMost Efficient Economies: 8,350thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,634thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,117thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,656thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,211thTop
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Most Developed: 14,551stLargest Governments: 16,330thLowest Crime Rates: 16,711thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,056thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,233rdLargest Black Market: 18,266thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,322ndMost Influential: 19,008thHighest Average Incomes: 19,801stMost Corrupt Governments: 20,339th
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the region

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