|Leader||President Supreme Clitus Heraclius|
The Democratic States of Josephtan is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Supreme Clitus Heraclius with a fair hand, and notable for its daily referendums, ubiquitous missile silos, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.57 billion Josephtanians love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.
The enormous government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olympia. The average income tax rate is 95.1%.
The frighteningly efficient Josephtanian economy, worth 915 trillion FoxDollars a year, is highly specialized and mostly made up of the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 120,997 FoxDollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.7 times as much as the poorest.
Most ambassadors from Josephtan retire only a few years after being appointed, soldiers on first dates introduce themselves only by their ranks and serial numbers, citizens live in superstitious fear of the mysterious glowing clouds that float over Josephtan, and the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in New Western Empire. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Josephtan's national animal is the Fox, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Spiritism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Josephtan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Legal Rights of Workers".
- : Josephtan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Trotterdam".
- : Josephtan endorsed The Matriarchy of The Eikonomachian Order.
- : Following new legislation in Josephtan, the nation's soldiers are considered the best-dressed in New Western Empire.
- : Josephtan was reclassified from "Left-wing Utopia" to "Liberal Democratic Socialists".
- : Josephtan endorsed The Nuclear-Communist Empire of Federal Republic of Western Germany.
- : Josephtan was endorsed by The People's Republic of Turkmennoland.
- : Josephtan endorsed The People's Republic of Turkmennoland.
- : Josephtan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Freedom to Seek Medical Care II"".
- : Josephtan voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Frieden-und Freudenland".
Endorsements Received: 79 » Ormantum, Reatilber Soclistice, Bietzopolis, The Evile Empire, Gorzi, Mukolayiv, Angea, Northern Timena, Baconbacon123, Big Boys Woolies, Pac Viridion, Gliesetonia, Violet Hedgehog, Ritterdorf, Runegeist, Tyranogorgon, Banana Man154, Mjopolis, Salanernterthwazva, Tibus Heth, Aestorn, Empire of Bentopia, Aldund, North Ursania, Communaccord, KyLantiss, Barlonatar, Obliquity, The United States of Columbia, Asterdel, Prometheum, El Reyno Mexicano, VichyFrance, Agerica, Jersatia, Zelkia, The United Empire States, Skieg Plos, Deutches, MacPublic, Palancia, Goodrum, Venkara, Yuthorin, Abbasian, Pollariaua, South-East Antarctica, Trischoczlovakia, Geronticus, Javatelania, and 29 others.Livre Republica de Sao Paulo, Peacefalia, Leverestia, NerdSWMDC, Intergalactic Homos, Estado Federal de Sonora, Norddriki, Far Rivia Hilolak, Zokada, Freedom Confederation, Fiwchuk, Hsime, Miskit, Charcoaltropolis, BrazilSky, NeoAxis Zeon, Tobosarsk, Huehuecoyotlicio, Cannitopia, Balkan Vojvodina, South Ourense, Normadwood, Valltoria, Dwahron, Nirobie, Spartaeas, Bennisia, Ierna, and Turkmennoland.