by Max Barry

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Largest Information Technology Sector: 101stLargest Insurance Industry: 208thMost Advanced Public Education: 325th
The Protectoral Zone of
Father Knows Best State
Progress can not be stopped
High Senate
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Autonomous Trans-Antarctica

Population4.325 billion

LeaderHigh Senate


The Protectoral Zone of Autonomous Trans-Antarctica is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by High Senate with an iron fist, and renowned for its ubiquitous missile silos, unlimited-speed roads, and compulsory vegetarianism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.325 billion Antarcticans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt government is primarily concerned with Education, with Industry, Administration, and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Basisstadt. The average income tax rate is 88.7%.

The frighteningly efficient Antarctican economy, worth a remarkable 1,814 trillion IDCS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Uranium Mining, Automobile Manufacturing, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 419,484 IDCS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.8 times as much as the poorest.

Sneezing pedestrians are grabbed by alley-lurking doctors, search and rescue forces now accept cheques and all major credit cards, religious people are committed to mental institutions for treatment, and transgender and agender are on the education agenda. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Autonomous Trans-Antarctica's national animal is the Orca, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Atheism.

Autonomous Trans-Antarctica is ranked 774th in the world and 16th in The North Pacific for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 15,834.41 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

Largest Information Technology Sector: 101stLargest Insurance Industry: 208thMost Advanced Public Education: 325thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 401stMost Scientifically Advanced: 547thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 774thMost Secular: 829thHighest Average Incomes: 852ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 864thMost Avoided: 902ndSmartest Citizens: 1,343rdMost Subsidized Industry: 1,540thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,632ndLargest Mining Sector: 2,015thLargest Black Market: 2,080thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,129thMost Efficient Economies: 2,170thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,822ndTop
Rudest Citizens: 2,887thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 3,243rdHighest Poor Incomes: 3,455thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,063rdLargest Governments: 5,117thLargest Retail Industry: 8,600thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,946thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,089thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,329thHighest Economic Output: 12,765thTop
Most Developed: 16,908thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,178thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20,976th
Largest Insurance Industry: 6th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 9th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 16th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 24th in the regionMost Avoided: 36th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 39th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 46th in the regionMost Secular: 47th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 55th in the regionLargest Black Market: 56th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 59th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 68th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 69th in the regionTop
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 81st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 90th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 126th in the regionRudest Citizens: 130th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 132nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 163rd in the regionLargest Governments: 260th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 293rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 318th in the regionTop
Largest Basket Weaving Sector: 385th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 405th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 492nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 506th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 574th in the region

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