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The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench


Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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Unheard Of
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Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and aversion to nipples. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 29.057 billion follower of Josephs 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 relatively small, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Industry and Healthcare are also considered important, while Social Policy and Environment receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph City. The average income tax rate is 98.6%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 29,633 trillion monies a year, is broadly diversified and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, Woodchip Exports, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is a breathtaking 1,019,849 monies, with the richest citizens earning 5.5 times as much as the poorest.

Strange looking men with big red noses are found hiding behind bushes and inside dustbins, police drones follow every suspected Peeping Tom, school uniforms are compulsory, and the police use sound cannons and mortars to deal with loud parties. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Clench's national animal is the viper, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Josephism.

Clench is ranked 152,058th in the world and 5,353rd in the Rejected Realms for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 30.73 Workforce Participation Rate.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5thHighest Average Incomes: 6thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8thLargest Mining Sector: 8thHighest Economic Output: 17thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 17thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 21stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 29thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 48thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 56thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 57thLargest Black Market: 59thHighest Poor Incomes: 69thLargest Agricultural Sector: 75thMost Subsidized Industry: 85thMost Corrupt Governments: 123rdMost Avoided: 136thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 137thLargest Governments: 145thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 151stLargest Soda Pop Sector: 157thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 182ndFattest Citizens: 277thLowest Crime Rates: 305thMost Advanced Public Transport: 449thLargest Retail Industry: 479thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 767thTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,570thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,662ndLargest Populations: 1,826thMost Efficient Economies: 1,848thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,870thRudest Citizens: 5,203rdMost Conservative: 6,069thTop
Most Stationary: 9,197thMost Devout: 9,861stLargest Publishing Industry: 12,278thMost Advanced Public Education: 12,999thMost Authoritarian: 13,724th
Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 4th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 7th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 10th in the regionMost Avoided: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 16th in the regionFattest Citizens: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 22nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 27th in the regionLargest Populations: 33rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 35th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 38th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 41st in the regionTop
Most Stationary: 79th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 90th in the regionRudest Citizens: 123rd in the regionMost Conservative: 165th in the regionMost Devout: 210th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 260th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 325th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 342nd in the regionMost Influential: 401st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 412th in the regionMost Extreme: 507th in the region

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