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Most Valuable International Artwork: 236thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,331stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,394th
The Limited Democracy of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Unity through Nationality
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J o J

Population5.33 billion

CapitalSaucey Swes
LeaderPresident Tetrick


The Limited Democracy of J o J is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by President Tetrick with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 5.33 billion J o Jians 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 government prioritizes Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Saucey Swes. The average income tax rate is 72.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient J o Jian economy, worth 931 trillion Sauces a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 174,706 Sauces, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The national census includes an opt-in to join the government-run dating service, the nation's interest in space is at an all-time high while interest in saving the planet is at an all-time low, drugs containing the compound "oleum de serpens" are being sold to cancer patients, and most of the nation's wealthy aristocrats are dentists. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. J o J's national animal is the Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Christianity.

J o J is ranked 98,099th in the world and 8th in J o J for Most Extreme, scoring 18.65 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 236thTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 4,331stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,394thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,584thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,770thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7,099thLowest Crime Rates: 7,415thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,766thHighest Average Incomes: 9,087thLargest Mining Sector: 9,438thLargest Governments: 10,374thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 10,845thMost Efficient Economies: 11,073rdMost Corrupt Governments: 13,211thMost Developed: 13,755thLargest Retail Industry: 15,928thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,441stHighest Economic Output: 18,084thLargest Publishing Industry: 18,115thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,924thMost Subsidized Industry: 19,669thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 19,915thMost Secular: 20,438th
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1st in the regionSafest: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Cultured: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 1st in the region

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