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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th
The Unassuming Puppet State of
Iron Fist Consumerists
An equal opportunity hate group.
Influence
Dealmaker
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Americad

Population33.511 billion

CapitalJoseph City
LeaderJoseph
FaithJosephism

Currencymoney
Animalviper

The Unassuming Puppet State of Americad is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and renowned for its pith helmet sales, public floggings, and avowedly heterosexual populace. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 33.511 billion follower of Josephs 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 35,107 trillion monies a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 1,047,637 monies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,533,795 per year while the poor average 229,912, a ratio of 15.4 to 1.

Citizens who leave the nation for work are instantly charged with treason, demand for night vision goggles and boat engine mufflers has spiked, children's books regularly feature formerly distressed damsels suing their princes, and corporations have to consult a fifty-page "sanctions spreadsheet" to determine which countries they are allowed to do business with. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Americad's national animal is the viper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Josephism.

Americad is ranked 109th in the world and 1st in The New Inquisition for Largest Governments, scoring 99.82 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4thLargest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5thLargest Black Market: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 8thLargest Mining Sector: 9thHighest Economic Output: 10thLargest Agricultural Sector: 14thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 17thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 23rdLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 31stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 37thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 51stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 67thMost Subsidized Industry: 91stLargest Governments: 109thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 118thMost Avoided: 118thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 124thMost Corrupt Governments: 127thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 201stMost Efficient Economies: 206thLowest Crime Rates: 251stMost Advanced Public Transport: 252ndFattest Citizens: 400thHighest Average Tax Rates: 613thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 892ndLargest Retail Industry: 895thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,049thMost Stationary: 1,559thLargest Populations: 1,613thTop
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Most Devout: 4,045thMost Primitive: 4,216thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,554thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,691stRudest Citizens: 7,477thMost Conservative: 8,019thMost Developed: 10,269thMost Advanced Public Education: 10,718thMost Influential: 11,027thTop
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Most Authoritarian: 14,517thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,778thMost Valuable International Artwork: 16,197thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,977thLargest Gambling Industry: 19,986thLargest Information Technology Sector: 20,001stSmartest Citizens: 20,952nd
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Conservative: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Primitive: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Authoritarian: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Americad, corporations have to consult a fifty-page "sanctions spreadsheet" to determine which countries they are allowed to do business with.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, children's books regularly feature formerly distressed damsels suing their princes.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, demand for night vision goggles and boat engine mufflers has spiked.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, citizens who leave the nation for work are instantly charged with treason.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, video evidence of cruel animal experiments tends to be of poor quality.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, recent events have left citizens both shaken and stirred.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, women mime their gynaecological symptoms with hand-puppets.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, colonial subjects have Josephic culture shoved down their throats.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, Joseph signs the laws but abides by none of them.
  • : Following new legislation in Americad, internet moderators work overtime to remove memes comparing Joseph to cartoon bears.

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