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Most Ignorant Citizens: 232ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 281stMost Devout: 364th
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The Free Joy State

Population10.607 billion

CapitalGrand Central City
LeaderExalted Holiness
FaithThe True Church of the Exalted Holiness

CurrencySweeting
AnimalDove

The Petrifying Procrastinations of The Free Joy State is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Exalted Holiness with an iron fist, and notable for its flagrant waste-dumping, zero percent divorce rate, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 10.607 billion Free Joyers are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government prioritizes Defense, although Spirituality, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while Welfare and Social Policy are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Grand Central City. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 63.0%.

The frighteningly efficient Free Joyish economy, worth a remarkable 2,526 trillion Sweetings a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 238,210 Sweetings, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,345,966 per year while the poor average 20,700, a ratio of 65.0 to 1.

Soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes, believers who wear their faith on their sleeves make easy targets in hostile areas, unwilling fathers wish they had looked for a late-night pharmacy, and no true communist is an unbeliever. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. The Free Joy State's national animal is the Dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is The True Church of the Exalted Holiness.

The Free Joy State is ranked 364th in the world and 13th in the Pacific for Most Devout, with 17,059.22 Prayers Per Hour.

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Most Ignorant Citizens: 232ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 281stMost Devout: 364thMost Primitive: 584thLargest Insurance Industry: 795thLargest Black Market: 908thLargest Mining Sector: 985thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,170thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,350thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,372ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,428thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,455thFattest Citizens: 1,552ndMost Avoided: 1,579thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1,778thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,025thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,577thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,894thHighest Average Incomes: 3,892ndHighest Economic Output: 5,232ndMost Conservative: 5,559thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,880thLargest Gambling Industry: 7,690thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,018thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,379thHighest Disposable Incomes: 8,543rdTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 12,091stLowest Crime Rates: 13,511thLargest Governments: 13,629thMost Authoritarian: 14,066thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 14,515thMost Influential: 15,084thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 18,086thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18,701st
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Most Ignorant Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 10th in the regionMost Devout: 13th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 18th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 22nd in the regionMost Primitive: 25th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 25th in the regionFattest Citizens: 28th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 31st in the regionMost Avoided: 32nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 40th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 41st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 42nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 73rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 77th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 78th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 81st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 94th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 128th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 192nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 199th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 213th in the regionMost Influential: 239th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 264th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 265th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 277th in the regionMost Conservative: 316th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 319th in the regionLargest Governments: 338th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 366th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 514th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 773rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 849th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 928th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 969th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : The Free Joy State was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : The Free Joy State was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : The Free Joy State was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in The Free Joy State, no true communist is an unbeliever.
  • : Following new legislation in The Free Joy State, unwilling fathers wish they had looked for a late-night pharmacy.
  • : The Free Joy State was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Populations.
  • : The Free Joy State was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : The Free Joy State was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in The Free Joy State, believers who wear their faith on their sleeves make easy targets in hostile areas.
  • : Following new legislation in The Free Joy State, soldiers go to war dressed in cassocks and robes.

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