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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,757thMost Influential: 2,485thMost Devout: 5,128th
The Grassley-Rogers State of
Moralistic Democracy Narrow-Minded Backwoodsy Bigots
The Blackboard of Democracy
Joseph Albert Holtzmann Jr
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.197 billion

LeaderJoseph Albert Holtzmann Jr


The Grassley-Rogers State of Photoplier is a massive, genial nation, ruled by Joseph Albert Holtzmann Jr with an even hand, and remarkable for its prohibition of alcohol, anti-smoking policies, and daily referendums. The compassionate, devout population of 2.197 billion Photoplierians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The enormous, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Jaholta. The average income tax rate is 69.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The strong Photoplierian economy, worth 126 trillion Joebucks a year, is quite specialized and led by the Uranium Mining industry, with major contributions from Automobile Manufacturing, Arms Manufacturing, and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 57,794 Joebucks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Several politicians have resigned following clarifications that "bribe" and "donation" are not actually synonyms, all government communication requires the imprimatur of the Truth Police, demand for gourmet white truffles is on the rise, and the cruise missile launchers on the field hospital roof are purely deterrent in purpose. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Photoplier's national animal is the Monkey, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Christianity.

Photoplier is ranked 225,330th in the world and 9,140th in the South Pacific for Least Corrupt Governments, with 90.41 percentage of bribes refused.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,757thMost Influential: 2,485thTop
Most Devout: 5,128thMost Pacifist: 11,410thSafest: 12,820thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 12,985thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,285thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,092ndHealthiest Citizens: 20,920thLongest Average Lifespans: 21,240thBest Weather: 22,267thLowest Crime Rates: 22,501stMost Compassionate Citizens: 22,918th
Most Devout: 105th in the regionMost Influential: 250th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 287th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 343rd in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 377th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 408th in the regionMost Pacifist: 438th in the regionSafest: 449th in the regionTop
Nudest: 558th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 632nd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 634th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 668th in the regionBest Weather: 694th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 698th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 810th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 883rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Photoplier voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn A Bloodred Moon".
  • : Photoplier endorsed The Republic of Los Rodeos.
  • : Photoplier was endorsed by The Republic of Los Rodeos.
  • : Following new legislation in Photoplier, the cruise missile launchers on the field hospital roof are purely deterrent in purpose.
  • : Photoplier voted for the World Assembly Resolution "International Maxtopia Day".
  • : Following new legislation in Photoplier, demand for gourmet white truffles is on the rise.
  • : Photoplier was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Safest.
  • : Photoplier voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Protecting Free, Open Source Software Use".
  • : Following new legislation in Photoplier, all government communication requires the imprimatur of the Truth Police.
  • : Photoplier voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Haku".


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 126 » Drew Durrnil, New Qafedemar, Beblahbleblo, Amerion, Hong Kong Kowloon and New Territories, Aidenfieeld, Nowa Europa, GERMAN EMPIER, Holota, Bleakfoot, Corgitopiaa, Bawkie, Wehraboos, Westenhald, Saciu, Land Without Shrimp, Anatasha, Tsunamy, Tepertopia, PenguinPies, Yaravia, Pencil Sharpeners 2, 073 039 109 032 080 111 112 112 121, Jehenna, United States of Belvaria, Damn Frigid Wastelands, Holy Free, Farengeto, Kringalia, Kiasu-ism, Laamiva, Rebel-topia, Concrete Slab, Nova Montron, Drystar, Tyflugian, Eastern Cenland Anuicalica, Privatore, The naked people, Darakin, Ebonhand, Bear Connors Paradiso, The Solar System Scope, Yellunstryer, Southern Numenor, Hanguk-Nippon, Unielvan Millorvium, Centristvill, Blondiesland, Pamela And Hepatitis, and 76 others.Soem, Unojo, Faria Thew, Centa, Outer Utonixick Gollinican, Sedunn, Malmsia, Shefino, Arvan Irawer, Gonrati, Cereskia 2, Arscanesia, Immund, Society of Likeminded Individuals, The Island of Sorna, Volaworand, The Haughtherlands, Erstavik, Sandaoguo, Uvalor, Tiazan, Achemar, Kanatian Percocet, Chernaya Zvezda, Eleuthelrium, Willing Mind, Ever Testing, Cucutenium, Andrendia, Makinius, Linguiniland, Mavenu, Donat Invadia, Andinla, Abarri, Aurcania, Venezia Pacifica, Ipugao, Goom Bay, Doriander, Flumenvallis, Esterwood, Ostavaria, Leimarite Empire, New American Dictatorship, South Pernambuco, Froshar, Great Lothian, Baron Ungern and Tzar Nicholas, Tyrantistica, Stephastan, Bistritza, Eae, Gennaretia, Shadeth, Antwerpen1, Driodal, Saint Roberts, Dupanda, Taigama, Rhetiaa, Petea, Winlah, South Pacifican Kilendjj, Eggraria, LadyRebels, Curlyhoward, Sureiya, Nouvel Empire, Lile Ulie Islands, Ardenswije, Evinea, MaPetiteFille, TescoPepsi, Altnavia, and Los Rodeos.