The Commonwealth of Antipodean Continent is a huge, cultured nation, notable for its punitive income tax rates, devotion to social welfare, and stringent health and safety legislation. The democratic, devout population of 598 million Antipodes are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.
The enormous, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Spirituality, Law & Order, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Olvia. The average income tax rate is 68.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The sizeable but stagnant Antipodean economy, worth 10.3 trillion Antipodean Ducats a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Soda Sales. Average income is 17,300 Antipodean Ducats, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.
The nation's war memorials are being torn down and replaced with peace gardens, people reciting Shakespeare have become a common sight, the poor are often seen pale and dizzy after selling their blood to make ends meet, and kissing cousins produce the heartiest babies. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Antipodean Continent's national animal is the hare, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Antipodean Continent's influence in The Pacific rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Antipodean Continent voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Auphelia".
- : Antipodean Continent voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Ensuring Safe Syringe Use"".
- : Antipodean Continent voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Audioslavia".
- : Antipodean Continent voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Requiring Promulgation of National Laws".
- : Antipodean Continent was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
- : Antipodean Continent voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "Reproductive Freedoms"".
- : Antipodean Continent voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Deruuu".
- : Following new legislation in Antipodean Continent, kissing cousins produce the heartiest babies.
- : Antipodean Continent was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements.
Endorsements Received: 1 » East Durthang.