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The Rogue Nation of Jolx

“Why?”

Category: Left-Leaning College State
Civil Rights:
Excessive
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Negotiator

Location: Realm of the Whispering Winds

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Jolx

Population2.205 billion

Capitalthe ocean
Leaderthe unwashed masses

Currencyuniverse
Animalwalrus

The Rogue Nation of Jolx is a massive, genial nation, ruled by the unwashed masses with an even hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, daily referendums, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 2.205 billion Jolxians enjoy extensive civil freedoms, particularly in social issues, while business tends to be more regulated.

The medium-sized, liberal government prioritizes Education, although Administration, Environment, and Industry are also considered important, while Defense and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of the ocean. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Jolxian economy, worth 412 trillion universes a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Basket Weaving. Average income is an impressive 186,941 universes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Piracy is the nation's most popular pastime, the "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days, and children who display even minimal sporting aptitude are immediately assigned a personal trainer. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Jolx's national animal is the walrus, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Jolx is ranked 76,440th in the world and 45th in Realm of the Whispering Winds for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 1,690.66 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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1%
Most Rebellious Youth: 1,111thMost Inclusive: 1,531stTop
5%
Highest Drug Use: 1,771stRudest Citizens: 2,339thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,592ndNicest Citizens: 2,867thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,159thMost Compassionate Citizens: 3,187thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,208thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,621stMost Cultured: 3,633rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,743rdMost Devout: 3,851stMost Developed: 3,860thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,910thMost Beautiful Environments: 4,007thLargest Publishing Industry: 4,305thSmartest Citizens: 4,872ndMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,079thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,296thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,346thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,410thLargest Governments: 5,505thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,957thMost Influential: 6,088thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,165thNudest: 6,618thHighest Average Incomes: 6,993rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 7,214thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,219thTop
10%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 8,655thMost Pacifist: 8,793rdBest Weather: 9,235thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 9,566thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,643rdMost Subsidized Industry: 10,144thMost Efficient Economies: 10,558thMost Armed: 16,107th
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1%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1st in the regionMost Inclusive: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1st in the regionTop
5%
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2nd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionNudest: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Influential: 4th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 4th in the regionMost Devout: 4th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 5th in the regionRudest Citizens: 5th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionMost Pacifist: 6th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionMost Stationary: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 10th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Jolx voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Responsible Land Management".
  • : Jolx was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Jolx lodged a message on the Realm of the Whispering Winds Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Jolx, children who display even minimal sporting aptitude are immediately assigned a personal trainer.
  • : Following new legislation in Jolx, politicians tend to speak more loudly and slowly these days.
  • : Following new legislation in Jolx, the "right of sanctuary" stops police pursuit into temples and churches.
  • : Following new legislation in Jolx, piracy is the nation's most popular pastime.
  • : Jolx endorsed The Free Land of Dislort.
  • : Jolx was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Pacifist.
  • : Jolx was endorsed by The Free Land of Dislort.

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