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Freedom of Expression, Democracy, Unity, and Compromise
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Josephtan

Population7.57 billion

CapitalOlympia
LeaderPresident Supreme Clitus Heraclius
FaithSpiritism

CurrencyFoxDollar
AnimalFox

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.

Josephtan is ranked 40,551st in the world and 43rd in New Western Empire for Most Politically Free, scoring 76.19 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

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