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The Dictatorship of Joshua Winter

“Unity, Discipline, Work” Joshua Winter

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Thaecia

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Joshua Winter

Population952 million

CapitalLevita
LeaderJoshua Winter

Currencykrona
Animalpenguin

The Dictatorship of Joshua Winter is a huge, socially progressive nation, ruled by Joshua Winter with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, soft-spoken computers, and otherworldly petting zoo. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 952 million Joshua Winterians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Administration, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Levita. The average income tax rate is 88.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Joshua Winterian economy, worth 193 trillion kronor a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a large, well-organized, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 202,830 kronor, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security", earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss, dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia, and Joshua Winterian scientists are mixing chewing tobacco with bacon flavouring in an attempt to craft the perfect male snack. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Joshua Winter's national animal is the penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways.

Joshua Winter is ranked 47,882nd in the world and 76th in Thaecia for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 2,693.07 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,955thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,272ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,418thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,080thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,436thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,109thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4,304thMost Secular: 4,460thLargest Mining Sector: 4,540thFattest Citizens: 4,808thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,261stMost Avoided: 5,368thHighest Average Incomes: 5,484thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 6,125thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,551stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,568thLargest Black Market: 6,776thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 7,183rdLargest Governments: 7,598thTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 8,512thLowest Crime Rates: 8,692ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 8,972ndLargest Insurance Industry: 9,655thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,200thMost Influential: 11,221stMost Efficient Economies: 11,677thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13,607thMost Advanced Public Education: 13,988thLargest Retail Industry: 15,812thSmartest Citizens: 16,330th
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 5th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 6th in the regionFattest Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Avoided: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Governments: 16th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 17th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 19th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 19th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 20th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 23rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 26th in the regionNudest: 30th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Joshua Winter, Joshua Winterian scientists are mixing chewing tobacco with bacon flavouring in an attempt to craft the perfect male snack.
  • : Following new legislation in Joshua Winter, dubiously qualified East Lebatuckese doctors prescribe ice baths as a treatment for pneumonia.
  • : Joshua Winter was reclassified from "Corrupt Dictatorship" to "Father Knows Best State".
  • : Joshua Winter was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Average Tax Rates.
  • : Following new legislation in Joshua Winter, earthquake sirens are a leading cause of hearing loss.
  • : Following new legislation in Joshua Winter, popular websites like NationStates are blocked for "national security".
  • : Following new legislation in Joshua Winter, good-looking doctors are obliged by law to give foot rubs to Joshua Winter.
  • : Following new legislation in Joshua Winter, almost all of the nation's water is piped into the country from abroad for exorbitant prices.
  • : Following new legislation in Joshua Winter, the government is denying reports that criminals injected with experimental drugs have turned into monstrous supervillains.
  • : Joshua Winter was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.

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