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Largest Insurance Industry: 2,771stLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,236thHighest Disposable Incomes: 14,519th
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The Great state of Joseon

Population1.249 billion

LeaderPrime Minister Jeong Dohyung


The Kingdom of The Great state of Joseon is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Prime Minister Jeong Dohyung with a fair hand, and remarkable for its digital currency, compulsory military service, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 1.249 billion Koreans 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 medium-sized, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Law & Order, Defense, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Seoul. The average income tax rate is 29.7%.

The all-consuming Great state of Joseonian economy, worth 128 trillion Won a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is an impressive 102,944 Won, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.4 times as much as the poorest.

Prime Minister Jeong Dohyung has just been declared ruler of The Great state of Joseon in an international press conference, the nation's soldiers sleep four to a bed in order to use space economically, the government has declined to declare any particular religion as its 'official' one, and the might of the entire Great state of Joseonian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Great state of Joseon's national animal is the Tiger, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Great state of Joseon is ranked 37,366th in the world and 769th in the Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 43.66 quips per hour.

Largest Insurance Industry: 2,771stTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 10,236thTop
Highest Disposable Incomes: 14,519thSafest: 15,721stLargest Agricultural Sector: 19,304thMost Inclusive: 19,650thMost Compassionate Citizens: 20,607thNicest Citizens: 20,937thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 24,315thLargest Mining Sector: 26,448thHighest Food Quality: 27,078th
Largest Insurance Industry: 51st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 215th in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 247th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 286th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 308th in the regionSafest: 434th in the region

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