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The Popsicle Pete Nation of
Iron Fist Consumerists Imperialist Pig Dog Oppressors
NONE OF YOU ARE SAFE!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Unheard Of
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Clench

Population31.71 billion

CapitalJoseph City
LeaderJoseph
FaithJosephism

Currencymoney
Animalviper

The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 31.71 billion follower of Josephs are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph City. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 32,760 trillion monies a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 1,033,116 monies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,983,402 per year while the poor average 283,835, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.

Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, school uniforms are compulsory, and the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Clench's national animal is the viper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Josephism.

Clench is ranked 167th in the world and 8th in the Rejected Realms for Highest Foreign Aid Spending, scoring 8,596.44 on the Clooney Contribution Index.

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Largest Insurance Industry: 3rdLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5thLargest Black Market: 5thLargest Mining Sector: 9thHighest Average Incomes: 9thHighest Economic Output: 15thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 20thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 20thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 31stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 86thMost Subsidized Industry: 120thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 126thMost Avoided: 146thMost Corrupt Governments: 159thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 167thLargest Governments: 174thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 186thMost Efficient Economies: 195thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 201stFattest Citizens: 315thLowest Crime Rates: 360thHighest Poor Incomes: 424thMost Advanced Public Transport: 454thLargest Retail Industry: 708thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 926thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,758thLargest Populations: 1,765thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,028thTop
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Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,527thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,950thRudest Citizens: 6,058thMost Stationary: 7,860thMost Conservative: 9,214thTop
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Most Devout: 12,850thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,944thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,492ndMost Developed: 17,320thSmartest Citizens: 17,332ndMost Authoritarian: 18,664th
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Highest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 19th in the regionFattest Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 26th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 31st in the regionLargest Populations: 34th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 51st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 54th in the regionTop
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Most Stationary: 72nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 97th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 113th in the regionRudest Citizens: 158th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 263rd in the regionTop
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Most Conservative: 346th in the regionMost Developed: 359th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 364th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 366th in the regionMost Devout: 373rd in the regionMost Influential: 427th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 516th in the regionMost Extreme: 606th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 628th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Devout.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Influential.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Extensive Civil Rights.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced and Highest Average Tax Rates, the Top 5% for Most Stationary, and the Top 10% for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Stationary.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Efficient Economies, the Top 5% for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, and the Top 10% for Most Developed.
  • : Clench was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Smartest Citizens.

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