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Best Weather: 1,404th Most Pacifist: 1,437th Healthiest Citizens: 1,696th
The Confederated City-States of
Democratic Socialists
Audentes Fortuna Imperii
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Underwood Industrial Empire

Population7.612 billion

CapitalUnderwood City
LeaderGrand Admiral Underwood

CurrencyUIE dollar
Animalcardinal

The Confederated City-States of The Underwood Industrial Empire is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Grand Admiral Underwood with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, state-planned economy, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate population of 7.612 billion UIE citizens are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Underwood City. The average income tax rate is 94.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient UIE economy, worth 850 trillion UIE dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 111,708 UIE dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The lactose-intolerant are force-fed cheese products with predictably gassy results, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", and artists are pillars of society. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Underwood Industrial Empire's national animal is the cardinal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Underwood Industrial Empire is ranked 163,814th in the world and 6,180th in The East Pacific for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -286.26 on the Hayek Index.

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Best Weather: 1,404thMost Pacifist: 1,437thHealthiest Citizens: 1,696thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,953rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,959thMost Influential: 2,266thNicest Citizens: 2,271stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,368thMost Inclusive: 2,508thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,615thLowest Crime Rates: 2,616thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,647thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,384thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,503rdMost Cultured: 3,695thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,306thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,387thMost Secular: 4,636thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,873rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,342ndSafest: 5,811thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,191stMost Developed: 6,557thSmartest Citizens: 6,704thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,228thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,895thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,928thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,977thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,001stLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,245thMost Stationary: 9,608thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,005thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,746thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,124thNudest: 15,604thHighest Economic Output: 16,794th
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Most Pacifist: 37th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 41st in the regionBest Weather: 42nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 51st in the regionNicest Citizens: 53rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 56th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 58th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 60th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 71st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 74th in the regionMost Inclusive: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 82nd in the regionMost Cultured: 85th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 101st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 103rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 117th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 141st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 141st in the regionMost Secular: 144th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 145th in the regionMost Influential: 147th in the regionMost Stationary: 158th in the regionSafest: 161st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 167th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 173rd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 182nd in the regionMost Developed: 193rd in the regionLargest Governments: 203rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 222nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 230th in the regionLargest Populations: 231st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 271st in the regionNudest: 312th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 343rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 384th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 384th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 626th in the region

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