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The Republic of Joseph World

“Open, tolerant, and free!” President Tod

Category: Anarchy
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Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific


Joseph World

Population8.151 billion

LeaderPresident Tod


The Republic of Joseph World is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by President Tod with a fair hand, and notable for its smutty television, unlimited-speed roads, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 8.151 billion Josiphians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The large, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Skyhall. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 90.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Joseph Worldian economy, worth a remarkable 1,204 trillion Gils a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 147,729 Gils, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 511,195 per year while the poor average 31,195, a ratio of 16.4 to 1.

Customer satisfaction with online delivery services is at an all time high, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is illegal, hypochondriacs demand treatment for genetic disorders they don't have, and there's more vermin than ever on the metro. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Joseph World's national animal is the Quagsium, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Joseph World is ranked 4,836th in the world and 990th in The North Pacific for Most Influential, scoring 10,075 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

Most Inclusive: 1,045thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,190thNicest Citizens: 1,295thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,371stMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,401stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,521stTop
Highest Drug Use: 1,644thMost Cultured: 2,621stRudest Citizens: 3,197thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,406thLongest Average Lifespans: 3,773rdMost Beautiful Environments: 3,894thBest Weather: 3,925thMost Pacifist: 4,030thMost Developed: 4,287thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,310thHealthiest Citizens: 4,534thMost Influential: 4,836thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,174thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 5,344thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,358thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,469thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 5,518thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,605thSmartest Citizens: 5,887thNudest: 6,220thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,502ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,642ndTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 7,941stLeast Corrupt Governments: 8,208thLargest Retail Industry: 8,573rdLargest Governments: 8,607thMost Secular: 9,629thMost Pro-Market: 10,116thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,243rdHighest Economic Output: 11,687thHighest Average Incomes: 12,890thMost Efficient Economies: 14,968thSafest: 14,987th
Highest Drug Use: 23rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 58th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 62nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 66th in the regionNicest Citizens: 76th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 91st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 93rd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 117th in the regionMost Cultured: 125th in the regionRudest Citizens: 180th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 185th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 193rd in the regionNudest: 196th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 204th in the regionBest Weather: 206th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 218th in the regionMost Pacifist: 223rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 239th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 247th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 249th in the regionMost Developed: 250th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 257th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 271st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 298th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 309th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 311th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 317th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 350th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 363rd in the regionTop
Largest Retail Industry: 412th in the regionLargest Governments: 429th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 438th in the regionMost Secular: 500th in the regionLargest Populations: 501st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 553rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 614th in the regionMost Extreme: 673rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 714th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 742nd in the regionSafest: 758th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 130 » Alunya, Territorio di Nessuno, Shibutani, El Fiji Grande, Corfad, Shin-Hachioji, Sinelona, The Rhein States, Loutsland, Yaorozu, Trillius, Napnomadia, Shadowrik, Dreadton, Kobagia, Dar es Saalam, North Bratislava, Koda-Land, Destructive Government Endorsing System, Omnistria, Ethnon, Constantinolia, Notyoutopia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Jasminlandia, Frances Francis the First of France, Test for a new hope, Great Bights Mum, Kwaj, Glurponia, Zumlandia, 1 very fast endotarter, Siwale, Aratani, Free Azzaca, Kasazzastan, Torakuen, Elder Realms, Fayyayid, Sunto, Spartoptia, Black Templares, Sheldanada, Guer Aike, Wineclaw, Federation Terra Australis, Orado, Selfgradatude, GRANDE IMPERIO ORIENTAL PAGAO EUDUARDO, New Bremerton, and 80 others.Wilkshire, Steraz, Sundred, Egalico, PlanetPunk, Xzavia-Hjar, Haor Chall, Bearical, Valhalla123, Steampunk Ariel, Amauri, Sil Dorsett, Sockmanland, United Non-Southern American Empire, Utopicican, Rkainjel, Runeda, Vincone Cae, Daiz, Cuyan, Seenvorland, Concordare, Maott, Lindsaystan, Zeternia, The Tampa Bay Rays, New Flos, Holy Oranz, Lanterkint, Pallaith, Newpromisedland, New Octicarg, Duerrlewang, Grimandia, Makersaulache, Ibiscaton, Victoriaans Nederlands, Quebekistand, McMasterdonia, Wisconsota, General COE, Frie Annium, Miruma, Juggernautilus, The Stratosphere Islands, Orven, Guslantis, Great Robertia, Tamgu, Delmak, Racoda, Ponantine, Abject Ludicrosity, Tellavinna, Nakayo, Pasargad, Lunallian, The Nation that will win Soops for 9003, Gnomewatchers, The Iron Lions, Potestasia, Kaschovia, Moubarakistan, The Pantheons, Eteles, Francois Isidore, Avenged Sevenfoldia, Ozstan, Darcania, Prevaland, Gorundu, Joodey, Xentherida, Altamonte, Nothru Lerple, PotatoFarmers, Serendipita Martia, Angshire, Clan Spaniel, and United Kahndaq.

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