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Most Influential: 87th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 187th Most Armed: 233rd
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Pope Joan

Population21.028 billion

CapitalPistis City
LeaderPope Joan


The Holy Empire of Pope Joan is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Pope Joan with a fair hand, and renowned for its rum-swilling pirates, daily referendums, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 21.028 billion Pope Joaners hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Pistis City. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Pope Joanian economy, worth a remarkable 4,923 trillion souls a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Arms Manufacturing, and Retail. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 234,120 souls, with the richest citizens earning 7.1 times as much as the poorest.

Major cities are suffering under water rationing, nothing gets the party jumping like Pope Joan specifying how high, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, and conversion therapy coupons are a popular present for coming of age ceremonies. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Pope Joan's national animal is the tarepanda, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Pope Joan is ranked 263rd in the world and 2nd in Europeia for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens, with 87.46 Whatever.

Most Influential: 87thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 187thMost Armed: 233rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 263rdHighest Crime Rates: 328thFattest Citizens: 405thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 501stLargest Gambling Industry: 518thMost Rebellious Youth: 534thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 698thMost Stationary: 812thRudest Citizens: 972ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,217thHighest Economic Output: 1,297thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,476thLargest Retail Industry: 1,653rdTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 2,047thLargest Black Market: 2,719thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,802ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,101stHighest Average Incomes: 3,311thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,658thLargest Populations: 4,030thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4,650thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,948thMost Cultured: 4,970thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,983rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 5,073rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,227thHighest Drug Use: 5,669thLargest Mining Sector: 5,837thMost Politically Free: 5,928thMost Avoided: 5,993rdMost Inclusive: 6,591stTop
Nudest: 8,779thSmartest Citizens: 10,344thLargest Insurance Industry: 11,417thMost Beautiful Environments: 13,279thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,337thMost Efficient Economies: 14,418thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,509th
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 9th in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Populations: 15th in the regionMost Politically Free: 16th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 17th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 21st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 21st in the regionLargest Black Market: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 24th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 27th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 29th in the regionMost Avoided: 30th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 31st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 34th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 34th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 36th in the regionTop
Largest Agricultural Sector: 47th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 49th in the regionNudest: 51st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 60th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 68th in the regionMost Cultured: 76th in the region

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