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The Commonwealth of Jovian Knights

“The State is a Magnificent Father” God Emperor Justin

Category: Corrupt Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: The North Pacific

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Jovian Knights

Population4.431 billion

CapitalLindas
LeaderGod Emperor Justin
FaithThe Cult of None

CurrencyJove
AnimalGato de Sol

The Commonwealth of Jovian Knights is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by God Emperor Justin with an iron fist, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, pith helmet sales, and frequent executions. The compassionate, cynical population of 4.431 billion Jovians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Lindas. The average income tax rate is 96.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Jovian economy, worth 743 trillion Joves a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Furniture Restoration. Average income is an impressive 167,846 Joves, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ex-royals are being greeted by a whole new set of gestures, lobster tastes best when it is red, government officials across Jovian Knights are being "encouraged" to adopt Gato de Sols to set an example for the populace, and sociologists can charge whatever fee they like as the nation tries to find itself. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jovian Knights's national animal is the Gato de Sol, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is The Cult of None.

Jovian Knights is ranked 160,117th in the world and 8,563rd in The North Pacific for Fattest Citizens, with 6.24 Obesity Rate.

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Most Secular: 874thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,059thTop
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Most Pacifist: 2,429thSafest: 2,519thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,607thLowest Crime Rates: 3,146thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,206thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,262ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 3,342ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,463rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,545thLargest Welfare Programs: 3,573rdLargest Governments: 4,010thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,243rdMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,256thMost Developed: 4,262ndMost Influential: 4,485thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,555thMost Inclusive: 5,197thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,321stBest Weather: 5,474thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,548thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,560thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,706thHealthiest Citizens: 5,928thSmartest Citizens: 6,685thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,766thMost Compassionate Citizens: 7,809thTop
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Nicest Citizens: 8,747thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,339thHighest Average Incomes: 9,753rdMost Efficient Economies: 10,309thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,023rdLargest Publishing Industry: 12,225thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,119thMost Income Equality: 16,228thMost Cultured: 16,400th
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Most Secular: 40th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 89th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 120th in the regionSafest: 134th in the regionMost Pacifist: 147th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 157th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 159th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 160th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 167th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 167th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 168th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 175th in the regionLargest Governments: 194th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 234th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 248th in the regionMost Developed: 250th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 262nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 262nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 281st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 295th in the regionBest Weather: 302nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 321st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 325th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 378th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 380th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 385th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 435th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 470th in the regionNicest Citizens: 476th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 506th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 530th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 612th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 665th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 672nd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 764th in the regionMost Cultured: 791st in the regionMost Income Equality: 836th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 913th in the region

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