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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 259th Largest Publishing Industry: 453rd Largest Populations: 697th
The Antarctica Founders of
Capitalizt
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
Regional Influence
Handshaker
Founder
Region
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

Overview People Government Economy Rank Trend

The Antarctica Founders of Joop is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Joop Polarbear with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, daily referendums, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful population of 29.139 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 4,215 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 1,476th in the world and 9th in Antarctica for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring 14,587.92 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Top
1%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 259thLargest Publishing Industry: 453rdLargest Populations: 697thLargest Gambling Industry: 752ndMost Stationary: 806thHighest Economic Output: 1,339thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,454thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,476thRudest Citizens: 1,619thMost Cheerful Citizens: 1,737thHighest Crime Rates: 1,789thTop
5%
Most Efficient Economies: 2,343rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,995thLargest Mining Sector: 3,874thMost Influential: 4,349thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 4,838thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 4,922ndSmartest Citizens: 5,177thMost Pro-Market: 5,443rdMost Rebellious Youth: 5,697thMost Avoided: 5,992ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,578thMost Developed: 8,312thMost Armed: 8,678thTop
10%
Nudest: 9,282ndLargest Black Market: 11,091stMost Subsidized Industry: 11,150thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 11,925thHighest Average Incomes: 12,494thMost Scientifically Advanced: 17,268thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,700th
Top
5%
Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
10%
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd in the regionMost Pro-Market: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionNudest: 4th in the regionMost Stationary: 5th in the regionLargest Populations: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Crime Rates.
  • : 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 Most Cheerful Citizens.
  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Joop was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Joop lodged a message on the Antarctica Regional Message Board.
  • : 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 5% of the world for Most Armed.

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