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Best Weather: 1,265thMost Pacifist: 1,427thHealthiest Citizens: 1,651st
The Confederated City-States of
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The Underwood Industrial Empire

Population12.15 billion

CapitalUnderwood City
LeaderGrand Admiral Underwood

CurrencyUIE dollar
Animalcardinal

The Confederated City-States of The Underwood Industrial Empire is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Grand Admiral Underwood with an even hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, smutty television, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate population of 12.15 billion UIE citizens have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government prioritizes Education, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Underwood City. The average income tax rate is 95.6%.

The frighteningly efficient UIE economy, worth a remarkable 1,436 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 118,257 UIE dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The military has grudgingly released all top secret information in an effort for greater transparency, a favorite "life hack" for gap year backpackers is to pretend to be homeless for government handouts, clergy who start talking about politics are forced to take a holy vow of silence, and businesses are abandoning the city centre because of the lack of transport connections. 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 219,998th in the world and 7,397th in The East Pacific for Most Primitive, scoring -358.48 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Best Weather: 1,265thMost Pacifist: 1,427thHealthiest Citizens: 1,651stLongest Average Lifespans: 1,904thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,070thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,110thLowest Crime Rates: 2,183rdMost Beautiful Environments: 2,230thTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,338thHighest Food Quality: 2,343rdNicest Citizens: 2,417thMost Inclusive: 2,540thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,667thMost Influential: 2,928thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 2,991stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,189thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,344thMost Developed: 3,516thMost Cultured: 3,561stSafest: 3,748thMost Secular: 4,067thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,439thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,842ndSmartest Citizens: 5,920thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 6,189thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,244thMost Stationary: 7,374thLargest Governments: 7,517thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,249thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,530thMost Cheerful Citizens: 10,265thTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 12,125thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,311thHighest Economic Output: 12,661stHighest Poor Incomes: 12,890thLargest Publishing Industry: 17,409thMost Efficient Economies: 20,094th
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Best Weather: 38th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 48th in the regionMost Pacifist: 51st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 58th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 61st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 62nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 67th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 70th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 74th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 75th in the regionTop
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Nicest Citizens: 78th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 81st in the regionMost Cultured: 90th in the regionMost Inclusive: 91st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 92nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 95th in the regionMost Stationary: 111th in the regionSafest: 115th in the regionMost Developed: 118th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 124th in the regionMost Secular: 138th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 164th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 165th in the regionMost Influential: 165th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 167th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 179th in the regionLargest Populations: 183rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 190th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 194th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 204th in the regionLargest Governments: 212th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 289th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 305th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 357th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 380th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 401st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 405th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 479th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 630th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 735th in the region

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