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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 deadly medical pandemics, prohibition of alcohol, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 31.202 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 aren't funded at all. 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 32,235 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 1,033,116 monies, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,983,402 per year while the poor average 283,835, a ratio of 10.5 to 1.

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 208,699th in the world and 5,297th in the Rejected Realms for Least Corrupt Governments, with 0.8 Percentage Of Bribes Refused.

Largest Insurance Industry: 4thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4thLargest Black Market: 5thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6thHighest Average Incomes: 9thLargest Mining Sector: 10thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 14thHighest Economic Output: 14thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 19thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 19thLargest Agricultural Sector: 22ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 31stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 78thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 113thMost Subsidized Industry: 115thMost Avoided: 138thMost Corrupt Governments: 152ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 163rdLargest Governments: 164thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 186thMost Efficient Economies: 186thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 231stFattest Citizens: 313thLowest Crime Rates: 351stHighest Poor Incomes: 395thMost Advanced Public Transport: 440thLargest Retail Industry: 694thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 879thLargest Populations: 1,751stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,763rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,990thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,441stLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,099thRudest Citizens: 5,624thMost Stationary: 8,033rdMost Conservative: 8,574thTop
Most Devout: 11,990thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,636thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,846thMost Developed: 16,722ndSmartest Citizens: 17,117thMost Authoritarian: 18,661st
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Governments: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Avoided: 12th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 12th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 15th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 20th in the regionFattest Citizens: 20th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 29th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 34th in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 49th in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 56th in the regionMost Stationary: 73rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 114th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 134th in the regionRudest Citizens: 145th in the regionTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 268th in the regionMost Conservative: 294th in the regionMost Devout: 298th in the regionMost Developed: 363rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 365th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 386th in the regionMost Influential: 449th in the regionMost Extreme: 512th in the region

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