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The Ecstatic Republic of Joviality

“Run away, run away!”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Vassal

Location: NationStates

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Joviality

Population10.974 billion

CapitalMerriment
LeaderFelicity A Plenty
FaithAquarium Therapy

CurrencySmile
Animalsea otter

The Ecstatic Republic of Joviality is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Felicity A Plenty with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, punitive income tax rates, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful, devout population of 10.974 billion Jovialites enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Spirituality, and Healthcare are also considered important, while Defense and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Merriment. The average income tax rate is 62.9%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Jovialityian economy, worth 666 trillion Smiles a year, is extremely specialized and mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 60,774 Smiles, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days', foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best, economists speak of trusting in the Tao of Free Market Capitalism, and the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Joviality's national animal is the sea otter, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Aquarium Therapy.

Joviality is ranked 199,773rd in the world and 407th in NationStates for Most Avoided, scoring 0.43 on the Kardashian Reflex Score.

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Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,530thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,298thMost Devout: 2,585thBest Weather: 3,475thLargest Publishing Industry: 3,794thMost Influential: 3,889thNicest Citizens: 4,442ndMost Pacifist: 4,545thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,406thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,553rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,669thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,301stSafest: 7,367thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,364thMost Stationary: 8,557thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 10,984thMost Valuable International Artwork: 11,777thMost Inclusive: 12,133rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,000thMost Cultured: 16,210thHealthiest Citizens: 18,278thLongest Average Lifespans: 18,738thSmartest Citizens: 19,047th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 15th in the regionMost Influential: 18th in the regionBest Weather: 20th in the regionMost Devout: 21st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Pacifist: 27th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 32nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 34th in the regionSafest: 34th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 39th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, the government has cut taxes in the face of widespread tax evasion.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, economists speak of trusting in the Tao of Free Market Capitalism.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, foreign policy is mostly just to smile and hope for the best.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, 4-year-olds are often found reminiscing about the 'good old days'.
  • : Joviality was endorsed by The Oppressed Peoples of Mandexia.
  • : Joviality was endorsed by The Most Serene Republic of Lulubellia.
  • : Joviality was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.
  • : Joviality was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Following new legislation in Joviality, trying to toast marshmallows in an electric fireplace just isn't the same.

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Mikeswill, Kyupaa, Sandybeach, King Zhaoxiang of Qin, The Double Wing, Patria Augusta, and Mandexia.

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