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The Patriarchy of Japhetia

“God shall enlarge Japheth.”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Apprentice

Location: Psychotic Dictatorships

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Japhetia

Population4.529 billion

CapitalAlba
LeaderCaligula
FaithChristianity and Japhetic Paganism

CurrencyDenarius
AnimalEagle

The Patriarchy of Japhetia is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Caligula with an iron fist, and notable for its museums and concert halls, compulsory military service, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.529 billion Japhetians 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 primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry, Administration, and Education are also considered important, while Social Policy and International Aid are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alba. The average income tax rate is 33.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Japhetian economy, worth a remarkable 1,305 trillion Denarii a year, is broadly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Book Publishing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 288,216 Denarii, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.9 times as much as the poorest.

The "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Japhetians any less frightened, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, and children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name. 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. Japhetia's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Christianity and Japhetic Paganism.

Japhetia is ranked 44,069th in the world and 38th in Psychotic Dictatorships for Most Influential, scoring 578 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Top
1%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 320thMost Devout: 324thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 395thMost Armed: 940thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,170thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,726thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,840thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,015thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,150thLargest Retail Industry: 2,161stTop
5%
Highest Average Incomes: 2,238thLargest Black Market: 2,522ndMost Cultured: 2,972ndLargest Publishing Industry: 3,079thRudest Citizens: 3,622ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,943rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,019thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,601stLargest Gambling Industry: 5,002ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,222ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,472ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,926thMost Avoided: 8,370thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,360thLargest Governments: 10,725thTop
10%
Largest Cheese Export Sector: 12,703rdHighest Economic Output: 12,795thMost Conservative: 13,050thMost Developed: 14,106thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 14,872ndSmartest Citizens: 15,660thMost Authoritarian: 16,320thLongest Average Lifespans: 20,021stLargest Mining Sector: 20,835th
Top
1%
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Most Cultured: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6th in the regionRudest Citizens: 6th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 7th in the regionMost Devout: 9th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 13th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 13th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, children must be board certified to append "Jr" to their name.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, sleep-deprived officials are known to collapse after late night revision for their examinations.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, the "war on terror" doesn't seem to be making Japhetians any less frightened.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, getting your license is a rite of passage for young adults.
  • : Japhetia was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry and Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, foreign leaders who don't applaud Caligula's speeches are regarded as enemies of Japhetia.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, bands of paramedics walk the streets looking for suspicious medical activity.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, newly-peaceful nations are forced to use assault rifles as farming tools due to a lack of funds for purchasing anything else.
  • : Following new legislation in Japhetia, celebrity foodies are biting a huge chunk out of the government budget.

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