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The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench


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Location: the Rejected Realms

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joseph with an iron fist, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, vat-grown people, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 32.923 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, with Industry and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Environment are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Joseph City. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 34,130 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 1,036,677 monies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,334,312 per year while the poor average 244,126, a ratio of 13.7 to 1.

Immigrants complain that natives keep coming over and taking their jobs, government ministers claim to ride dragons to work, drivers regularly pull over for nonexistent police cars, and the military will start wars with other nations on a lark. 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 13th in the world and 1st in the Rejected Realms for Highest Economic Output, with 34,130 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2ndLargest Insurance Industry: 5thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5thLargest Black Market: 7thHighest Average Incomes: 9thLargest Mining Sector: 10thHighest Economic Output: 13thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19thLargest Agricultural Sector: 21stLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 27thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 89thMost Subsidized Industry: 136thMost Avoided: 138thMost Corrupt Governments: 149thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 150thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 151stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 171stLargest Governments: 179thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 182ndMost Efficient Economies: 204thFattest Citizens: 294thLowest Crime Rates: 381stMost Advanced Public Transport: 437thLargest Retail Industry: 749thHighest Poor Incomes: 865thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 995thLargest Populations: 1,711thMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,729thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,087thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,569thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,138thRudest Citizens: 5,936thMost Stationary: 7,496thMost Devout: 7,776thMost Conservative: 7,884thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,967thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 14,053rdMost Advanced Public Education: 16,369thMost Authoritarian: 18,515thSmartest Citizens: 18,682ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 22,060thMost Influential: 22,352nd
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 12th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 28th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 34th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionLargest Populations: 37th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 52nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 57th in the regionMost Stationary: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 109th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 118th in the regionRudest Citizens: 156th in the regionMost Conservative: 263rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 266th in the regionMost Devout: 314th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 370th in the regionTop
Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 386th in the regionMost Influential: 417th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 459th in the regionMost Extreme: 464th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 499th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 602nd in the regionMost Developed: 693rd in the region

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