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The People's Republic of James Joyce

“Strength Through Compliance”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Rare
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Unproven

Location: The North Pacific

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James Joyce

Population508 million

CurrencyDublin
Animaldove

The People's Republic of James Joyce is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its frequent executions, avowedly heterosexual populace, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, devout population of 508 million James Joyceans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 44.7%.

The all-consuming James Joycean economy, worth 41.8 trillion Dublins a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Gambling, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 82,256 Dublins, with the richest citizens earning 6.4 times as much as the poorest.

Every day's an auto-de-fé day, children seem to be getting better at lying these days, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics, and as dissatisfaction with the system waxes the only things to be sure of are death and taxes. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. James Joyce's national animal is the dove, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.

James Joyce is ranked 153,357th in the world and 6,812th in The North Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 35.57 on the Hayek Index.

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5%
Most Armed: 3,781stLargest Gambling Industry: 4,366thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 5,940thTop
10%
Most Avoided: 11,503rdMost Devout: 14,964thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 17,025thMost Rebellious Youth: 17,049thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 20,017thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,607th
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5%
Most Armed: 139th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 163rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 167th in the regionMost Avoided: 446th in the regionTop
10%
Most Devout: 633rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 645th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 646th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 721st in the regionFattest Citizens: 844th in the regionLargest Black Market: 882nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 973rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 999th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in James Joyce, as dissatisfaction with the system waxes the only things to be sure of are death and taxes.
  • : Following new legislation in James Joyce, the nation's industries are scrambling to switch to biodegradable plastics.
  • : Following new legislation in James Joyce, children seem to be getting better at lying these days.
  • : Following new legislation in James Joyce, every day's an auto-de-fé day.
  • : Following new legislation in James Joyce, almost half of the child population live rough on the streets.
  • : James Joyce was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in James Joyce, phone taps are frequently carried out by the police.
  • : Following new legislation in James Joyce, the government seizes the property of the recently deceased.
  • : Following new legislation in James Joyce, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'.
  • : James Joyce was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".

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