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Most Influential: 125th Largest Soda Pop Sector: 167th Most Armed: 240th
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The Holy Empire of Pope Joan is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Pope Joan with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, deadly medical pandemics, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, devout population of 18.334 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 minute, liberal, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Healthcare. 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 4,158 trillion souls a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Gambling, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 226,808 souls, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.6 times as much as the poorest.

'To Regulate And Beyond' is the unofficial motto of the Pope Joanian Space Agency, scavengers with burlap sacks and shovels skulk around graveyards, lending money has become a major liability, and Pope Joan's media campaigns take a hiatus around exam week. 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 22,923rd in the world and 206th in Europeia for Most Devout, with 981.69 Prayers Per Hour.

Most Influential: 125thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 167thMost Armed: 240thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 272ndFattest Citizens: 362ndHighest Crime Rates: 375thRudest Citizens: 499thMost Rebellious Youth: 594thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 613thLargest Gambling Industry: 652ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 695thMost Stationary: 906thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,063rdLargest Retail Industry: 1,169thHighest Economic Output: 1,428thTop
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 1,913thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,918thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,902ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,961stHighest Average Incomes: 3,036thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,274thLargest Black Market: 3,595thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,737thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3,773rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,850thMost Avoided: 4,067thLargest Mining Sector: 4,294thLargest Populations: 4,372ndHighest Poor Incomes: 5,059thMost Cultured: 7,551stTop
Largest Insurance Industry: 8,130thNudest: 8,719thSmartest Citizens: 9,901stMost Inclusive: 9,938thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10,054thMost Politically Free: 10,260thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10,817thHighest Drug Use: 13,318th
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 10th in the regionTop
Most Influential: 14th in the regionLargest Populations: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 15th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 24th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 26th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 27th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 28th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 30th in the regionMost Avoided: 32nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 33rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 41st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 57th in the regionTop
Most Politically Free: 64th in the regionNudest: 64th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 67th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 70th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 72nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 97th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 105th in the regionMost Cultured: 109th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 117th in the region

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