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The Glorious Technocratic State of Imperium of Josh

“Democracy is a barrier to efficient progress!”

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Social Technocratic Union


Imperium of Josh

Population11.32 billion

CapitalImperial City
LeaderImperator Josh

CurrencyIOJ Credit

The Glorious Technocratic State of Imperium of Josh is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Imperator Josh with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, national health service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The compassionate, cynical population of 11.32 billion Imperials are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government prioritizes Education, although Healthcare, Welfare, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Imperial City. The average income tax rate is 98.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Imperial economy, worth a remarkable 1,823 trillion IOJ Credits a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 161,072 IOJ Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Hospitals in Imperium of Josh are too busy serving the needs of Social Technocratic Union to see Imperials, grocery stores can be audibly identified by the giggling emerging from them, funeral directors are frequently looking at their watches during funerals, and selling your granddad's clothes requires an incredible amount of paperwork. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Imperium of Josh's national animal is the cat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Imperium of Josh is ranked 235,828th in the world and 154th in Social Technocratic Union for Highest Disposable Incomes, with 2,899.3 Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Welfare Programs: 1,091stMost Advanced Public Transport: 1,510thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,693rdMost Pacifist: 1,730thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,792ndMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,893rdLowest Crime Rates: 2,005thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,156thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,248thMost Developed: 2,283rdSafest: 2,285thTop
Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,967thMost Inclusive: 3,108thLargest Governments: 3,158thNicest Citizens: 3,413thSmartest Citizens: 3,625thMost Secular: 3,785thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,785thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,149thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,198thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,681stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,718thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,017thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,611thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,067thMost Efficient Economies: 7,864thMost Cultured: 8,651stHighest Economic Output: 9,111thMost Beautiful Environments: 9,560thHighest Average Incomes: 11,811thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 14,419th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionTop
Highest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionSafest: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Cultured: 5th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionTop
Longest Average Lifespans: 9th in the regionNudest: 10th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the region

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