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Most Armed: 3,355thMost Devout: 4,442ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,679th
The Holy Confederacy of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Fell, Rebirthed, Rebranded.
Jakob Gardner
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Jakobly

Population2.36 billion

CapitalNew Dartmouth
LeaderJakob Gardner
FaithUnited Methodism

AnimalWhite Tail Deer

The Holy Confederacy of New Jakobly is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Jakob Gardner with an iron fist, and notable for its infamous sell-swords, avowedly heterosexual populace, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.36 billion Jakoblians 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 large, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Dartmouth. The average income tax rate is 75.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Jakoblian economy, worth 299 trillion Costas a year, is dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 126,920 Costas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

Cities in New Jakobly declare independence based on interpretation of the historic meaning of cave paintings, the government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, doctors spend more time writing sick notes than caring for the sick, and maximum security fish farms leave caged salmon pining for the fjords. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Jakobly's national animal is the White Tail Deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is United Methodism.

New Jakobly is ranked 16,712th in the world and 3rd in Allied Conservative States for Lowest Crime Rates, with 83.51 Law-abiding Acts Per Hour.

Most Armed: 3,355thMost Devout: 4,442ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,679thNudest: 5,789thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,733rdMost Subsidized Industry: 6,916thMost Efficient Economies: 8,350thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 8,616thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,111thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,643rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 10,201stTop
Most Developed: 14,520thLargest Governments: 16,305thLowest Crime Rates: 16,712thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,043rdLargest Publishing Industry: 18,211thLargest Black Market: 18,249thHighest Average Tax Rates: 18,315thMost Influential: 19,106thHighest Average Incomes: 19,789thMost Corrupt Governments: 20,321st
Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 3rd in the regionMost Developed: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 3rd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 8th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 8th in the region

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