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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,920thMost Influential: 2,568thMost Devout: 5,141st
The Grassley-Rogers State of
Moralistic Democracy
The Blackboard of Democracy
Joseph Albert Holtzmann Jr
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Population1.959 billion

LeaderJoseph Albert Holtzmann Jr


The Grassley-Rogers State of Photoplier is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Joseph Albert Holtzmann Jr with an even hand, and renowned for its keen interest in outer space, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, devout population of 1.959 billion Photoplierians 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 enormous government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Healthcare, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jaholta. The average income tax rate is 70.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Photoplierian economy, worth 116 trillion Joebucks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 59,634 Joebucks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The population's jaw muscles put sharks to shame, barbed wire entanglements and guard towers surround the Jaholta Natural History Museum, parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are given a short jail sentence, and citizens praise the weeds that overwhelm their narrow vegetable realm. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Photoplier's national animal is the Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Photoplier is ranked 67,915th in the world and 3,208th in the South Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 51.88 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,920thMost Influential: 2,568thTop
Most Devout: 5,141stMost Pacifist: 10,383rdSafest: 11,098thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,895thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,844thMost Compassionate Citizens: 18,263rdHealthiest Citizens: 19,082ndBest Weather: 19,961stLowest Crime Rates: 19,970thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,647thNicest Citizens: 20,869th
Most Devout: 108th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 254th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 285th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 323rd in the regionSafest: 382nd in the regionMost Pacifist: 401st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 495th in the regionNudest: 517th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 565th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 599th in the regionBest Weather: 622nd in the regionTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 663rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 680th in the regionNicest Citizens: 754th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 871st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 907th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,043rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,061st in the regionMost Stationary: 1,173rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,192nd in the regionLargest Governments: 1,240th in the region

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