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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 5th Largest Mining Sector: 6th
The Corporate Dictatorship of
Corporate Police State
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Population28.98 billion

CapitalJoseph City


The Corporate Dictatorship of Josephland is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and notable for its enslaved workforce, parental licensing program, and multi-spousal wedding ceremonies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 28.98 billion follower of Josephs are ruled with an iron fist by the corrupt, dictatorship government, which oppresses anyone who isn't on the board of a Fortune 500 company. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits at the expense of the poor and unemployed.

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, although Industry and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. 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 29,153 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 1,005,996 monies, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,137,365 per year while the poor average 161,270, a ratio of 25.7 to 1.

Labour strikes are routinely squashed by police, flogging is all the rage, gambling is outlawed, and a The Alliance of Dictators Tourist Association survey has rated Josephland #1 for number twos. 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. Josephland's national animal is the viper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Josephism.

Josephland is ranked 159,540th in the world and 115th in The Alliance of Dictators for Most Income Equality, scoring 3.9 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5thLargest Mining Sector: 6thLargest Insurance Industry: 6thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6thHighest Average Incomes: 8thHighest Economic Output: 14thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 28thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 30thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 35thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 36thLargest Black Market: 37thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 47thLargest Agricultural Sector: 57thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 61stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 64thMost Subsidized Industry: 64thLargest Governments: 93rdMost Corrupt Governments: 114thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 148thMost Avoided: 150thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 215thLowest Crime Rates: 241stMost Advanced Public Transport: 269thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 453rdMost Stationary: 461stFattest Citizens: 486thLargest Retail Industry: 576thHighest Average Tax Rates: 610thMost Efficient Economies: 1,426thMost Primitive: 1,647thTop
Largest Populations: 1,719thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,318thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,950thMost Conservative: 5,008thMost Influential: 6,643rdRudest Citizens: 6,651stMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,063rdTop
Most Extreme: 9,061stSmartest Citizens: 11,661stGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 11,979thMost Devout: 12,425thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,331stMost Authoritarian: 16,558th
Largest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Stationary: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 5th in the regionTop
Highest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 9th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionMost Primitive: 12th in the region

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