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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 289th Largest Publishing Industry: 461st Largest Populations: 661st
The Antarctica Founders of
Capitalizt
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
Influence
Handshaker
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Joop

Population30.733 billion

CapitalIcetown
LeaderJoop Polarbear
FaithAtheism

CurrencyPolar Crown
AnimalPolar Bear

The Antarctica Founders of Joop is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Joop Polarbear with an even hand, and notable for its daily referendums, sprawling nuclear power plants, and hatred of cheese. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful population of 30.733 billion Joopians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

The tiny, liberal, pro-business government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Law & Order, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Icetown. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 4.2%.

The frighteningly efficient Joopian economy, worth a remarkable 4,446 trillion Polar Crowns a year, is led by the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Gambling, Automobile Manufacturing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an impressive 144,670 Polar Crowns, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,081,392 per year while the poor average 5,638, a ratio of 191 to 1.

Euthanasia is legal, the nightly news reports prosaically on the government blindly throwing money at despotic kidnappers, the nation's coasts have been left unprotected while the entire navy sits in Brasilistani waters, and the might of the nation's air force has been deployed against people with sticks in boats. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive. Joop's national animal is the Polar Bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Atheism.

Joop is ranked 791st in the world and 1st in Antarctica for Largest Gambling Industry, scoring 24,718.65 on the Kelly Criterion Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 289thLargest Publishing Industry: 461stLargest Populations: 661stMost Stationary: 728thLargest Gambling Industry: 791stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,349thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,379thHighest Economic Output: 1,400thTop
5%
Highest Crime Rates: 1,762ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,776thMost Efficient Economies: 2,288thRudest Citizens: 2,601stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,348thLargest Mining Sector: 3,984thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,158thMost Influential: 4,516thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,663rdMost Pro-Market: 5,186thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,300thMost Avoided: 5,551stSmartest Citizens: 6,017thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,569thNudest: 8,035thMost Armed: 8,155thTop
10%
Most Developed: 10,140thMost Subsidized Industry: 11,312thLargest Black Market: 11,372ndMost Extensive Civil Rights: 12,654thHighest Average Incomes: 13,053rd
Top
5%
Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Pro-Market: 2nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Nudest: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Cheerful Citizens and the Top 10% for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors.
  • : Joop was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Omnipotent Republic of Athani, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Joop was struck by a Mk II (Sterilizer) Cure Missile from The Democratic Republic of Cekoviu, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Joop was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Trenchant Order of The Voltarum, curing 1 million infected.
  • : Joop was struck by a Mk III (Purifier) Cure Missile from The Dominion of Toneor, curing 1 million infected.

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