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The Popsicle Pete Nation of Clench


Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
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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 renowned for its keen interest in outer space, sprawling nuclear power plants, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 35.813 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 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Josephic economy, worth an astonishing 37,365 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 1,043,352 monies, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 4,748,317 per year while the poor average 140,151, a ratio of 33.9 to 1.

An increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat, industry tycoons rarely hide their misdeeds due to the government's habit of bailing them out, punk rockers smash it up and then clean it up, and directors of low-budget sci-fi films are flocking to use Joseph City as a backdrop. 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 17,177th in the world and 385th in the Rejected Realms for Smartest Citizens, with 68.46 quips per hour.

Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5thLargest Insurance Industry: 6thLargest Black Market: 7thLargest Mining Sector: 8thHighest Average Incomes: 8thHighest Economic Output: 12thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 14thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 18thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 22ndLargest Agricultural Sector: 26thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 27thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 30thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 48thMost Patriotic: 55thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 93rdHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 168thMost Corrupt Governments: 175thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 186thMost Subsidized Industry: 192ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 193rdLargest Governments: 200thMost Efficient Economies: 236thMost Avoided: 243rdFattest Citizens: 319thMost Advanced Public Transport: 382ndLowest Crime Rates: 435thLargest Retail Industry: 949thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,318thLargest Populations: 1,641stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,801stHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,363rdTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 4,546thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,608thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 5,675thRudest Citizens: 6,167thMost Stationary: 6,416thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 6,880thMost Devout: 7,967thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 15,147thMost Advanced Public Education: 15,863rdSmartest Citizens: 17,177thMost Valuable International Artwork: 17,956thMost Conservative: 18,555thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21,717thMost Influential: 22,117thMost Authoritarian: 25,143rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Patriotic: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 10th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 12th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionMost Avoided: 19th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 21st in the regionFattest Citizens: 21st in the regionLargest Populations: 35th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 44th in the regionMost Stationary: 46th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 47th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 62nd in the regionTop
Highest Average Tax Rates: 78th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 126th in the regionMost Devout: 138th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 171st in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 179th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 190th in the regionRudest Citizens: 196th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 315th in the regionTop
Most Advanced Public Education: 364th in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 367th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 385th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 416th in the regionMost Influential: 445th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 554th in the regionMost Conservative: 573rd in the regionMost Developed: 609th in the region

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