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Most Influential: 196thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 260thLargest Insurance Industry: 636th
The Shadow Cult of
Father Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Thou shalt know no fear
Founder / The Shadow Cult
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Population11.72 billion

LeaderEmperor Agustín I


The Shadow Cult of Jocospor is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Emperor Agustín I with an iron fist, and renowned for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 11.72 billion Jocospites 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 enormous, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vocryae. The average income tax rate is 87.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Jocospite economy, worth a remarkable 2,130 trillion Flamas a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Door-to-door Insurance Sales, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 181,746 Flamas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

The government regularly hires contractors to construct high rise apartments, unshaven men are viewed with suspicion in courts of law, colonists who were promised new lands find only war-torn devastation, and pallbearers at military funerals dive for cover when they hear the three-volley salute. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Jocospor's national animal is the Finch, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Moderatism.

Jocospor is ranked 220,617th in the world and 239th in Confederation of Corrupt Dictators for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring -7.75 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Influential: 196thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 260thLargest Insurance Industry: 636thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 954thLargest Black Market: 1,110thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,379thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,781stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,688thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,937thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,012thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,073rdLargest Mining Sector: 7,139thHighest Economic Output: 7,694thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,712thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,739thHighest Average Incomes: 8,765thLowest Crime Rates: 9,662ndHighest Poor Incomes: 10,555thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,715thLargest Governments: 11,483rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,620thTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,095thMost Developed: 16,519thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 17,064thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,180thMost Efficient Economies: 17,217thMost Secular: 17,918thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,649thMost Stationary: 21,793rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,350thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 24,107th
Most Influential: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 11th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 23rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 26th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 28th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 28th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 29th in the region

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