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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 932ndMost Influential: 1,494thBest Weather: 5,430th
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Antarctic Empires

Population10.148 billion


CurrencyIce Cube

The Endorse me of Antarctic Empires is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by PNG with a fair hand, and remarkable for its daily referendums, lack of airports, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic, devout population of 10.148 billion Penguins enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The large government juggles the competing demands of Healthcare, Education, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Penguinopolis. The average income tax rate is 67.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The Penguin economy, worth 609 trillion Ice Cubes a year, is quite specialized and led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Trout Farming, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 60,056 Ice Cubes, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Police struggle to solve crimes due to the lack of fingerprint records, five-year-olds chanting "Little Miss Muffet" are accused of bullying arachnophobes, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, and party leaders rely on horoscopes to create "ticket balance". Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Antarctic Empires's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Penguin.

Antarctic Empires is ranked 23,031st in the world and 708th in the South Pacific for Smartest Citizens, with 57.44 quips per hour.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 932ndMost Influential: 1,494thTop
Best Weather: 5,430thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,468thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,572ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,131stMost Stationary: 12,202ndTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 14,551stMost Cheerful Citizens: 16,502ndMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,220thHighest Food Quality: 18,195thMost Cultured: 18,826thMost Pacifist: 19,176thLongest Average Lifespans: 19,377thMost Advanced Public Education: 22,166thSmartest Citizens: 23,031stMost Devout: 24,180thHealthiest Citizens: 25,086thNicest Citizens: 25,572nd
Most Influential: 135th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 159th in the regionBest Weather: 181st in the regionMost Stationary: 216th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 242nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 310th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 318th in the regionLargest Populations: 355th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 421st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 547th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 553rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 567th in the regionMost Cultured: 580th in the regionTop
Highest Food Quality: 620th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 635th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 636th in the regionMost Devout: 651st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 708th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 759th in the regionMost Pacifist: 765th in the regionNicest Citizens: 919th in the regionMost Inclusive: 1,114th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,121st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1,166th in the region

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