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Most Influential: 97thLeast Corrupt Governments: 483rdLargest Welfare Programs: 543rd
The Content Peoples of
Left-wing Utopia
Breathe. Relax. The worst is over.
Helen D'Annain
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Population13.541 billion

LeaderHelen D'Annain


The Content Peoples of Umeria is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Helen D'Annain with a fair hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, free-roaming dinosaurs, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 13.541 billion Umerians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The large, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Welfare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Agora. The average income tax rate is 98.9%.

The frighteningly efficient Umerian economy, worth a remarkable 2,815 trillion euros a year, is highly specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing and Tourism. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an amazing 207,904 euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Ministers browse Alright! magazine for fashion tips, the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage', giggling elementary school newspaper reporters want to know why Helen D'Annain is a silly poophead, and turnstile jumpers grow up to be tax cheats. Crime is totally unknown. Umeria's national animal is the turtle, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Umeria is ranked 269,799th in the world and 1,250th in Europe for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -806.61 on the Hayek Index.

Most Influential: 97thLeast Corrupt Governments: 483rdLargest Welfare Programs: 543rdBest Weather: 585thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 665thMost Beautiful Environments: 683rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 769thNicest Citizens: 873rdMost Pacifist: 964thMost Inclusive: 986thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,010thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,150thHighest Food Quality: 1,344thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,373rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,375thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,476thMost Developed: 1,491stSafest: 1,714thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,766thLongest Average Lifespans: 1,786thSmartest Citizens: 1,975thLargest Publishing Industry: 2,033rdLargest Governments: 2,285thMost Rebellious Youth: 2,328thHealthiest Citizens: 2,550thHighest Poor Incomes: 2,560thTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 2,861stMost Cultured: 2,965thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,519thMost Advanced Public Transport: 3,874thLowest Crime Rates: 4,520thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,701stMost Efficient Economies: 4,891stHighest Economic Output: 6,174thMost Subsidized Industry: 6,251stHighest Average Incomes: 6,669thMost Stationary: 7,272ndMost Secular: 12,013thTop
Most Income Equality: 19,684thLargest Populations: 22,779thMost Politically Free: 26,882nd
Largest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 11th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11th in the regionBest Weather: 12th in the regionTop
Most Pacifist: 14th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 18th in the regionNicest Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 20th in the regionMost Inclusive: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 24th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 27th in the regionMost Stationary: 29th in the regionMost Developed: 31st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 32nd in the regionSafest: 32nd in the regionHighest Food Quality: 33rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 34th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 36th in the regionLargest Governments: 39th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 39th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 42nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 43rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 44th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 44th in the regionMost Influential: 47th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 48th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 58th in the regionMost Cultured: 58th in the regionMost Politically Free: 58th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 62nd in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 69th in the regionNudest: 71st in the regionLargest Populations: 73rd in the regionMost Income Equality: 81st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 85th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 90th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 99th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 105th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Umeria, turnstile jumpers grow up to be tax cheats.
  • : Umeria endorsed The Federal Republic of Gotho.
  • : Umeria was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Gotho.
  • : Following new legislation in Umeria, giggling elementary school newspaper reporters want to know why Helen D'Annain is a silly poophead.
  • : Umeria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Safe Disposal of Nuclear Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in Umeria, the government has stated an intention to min-max its stats for 'teh pwnage'.
  • : Umeria endorsed The Satellite State of Corsoaua.
  • : Umeria was endorsed by The Satellite State of Corsoaua.
  • : Umeria voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Liberate Confederacy of Layem".
  • : Umeria was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Politically Free.


World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 146 » Imperium Anglorum, Lexembourg, Lovisa, Dauershire, The New Nordic Union, An Clar, Alsted, Dark Matter, The Poland-Lithuania Commonwealth, Popaholick, TF1 TASK FORCE 1, Outer Sparta, Wombelland, Northern German Federation, Sinclairtown, Regnum Italiae, Yahlia, Saint Domingo, Thracia Republic, Irminsulia, North of Americas, Feria-Alkaline, St Scarlett, Pilipinas and Malaya, Brakanistan, Nardin, Chioganah, South St Maarten, GanymedEuropa, The Greater Eastern Republic, Purgatio, Thracia and Crimea, Jim the Baptist, Supcotia, Republic of Satherland, Leranditale, Parliamentary Laramidia, Nuweland, Elisabethshagen, Leszno, Walfo, British Norklon, Lord Sapre, Invernessia, Chronus, Ausvelt, The Champions League, Monte Naranja, Someseni, Moravian-Silesian Kingdom, and 96 others.Savinecross, Sloburg, Canovium, Greater Albaina, Grodisze, The Seven Provinces, Nieuw Gent, New Vorarlberg, The Scandinavian Realm, Jahass, Heinsbergen, The Reunited Yugoslavs, Meropis, Old World Order, Apabeossie, NorthPortugal, New Eestiball, Greater Icelandia, Trixeland, Kanokla, The States of Texas and Arkansas, Mathuvan Union, Estellan, Valtrona, Zarulia, Eco-Paris Reformation, Mynox, Orob, Othenhiem, Nova Babilonia, Corsovica, United Communes of Chile, Zulrich, Elania Kingdom, Christian Terra, Feldorf, Noristoniaka, Robbonia, Brittany Normandy Aquitaine, Estonesia, Balante, Khuravia, Trisikistan, Gliesetonia, Creechdom, Gutarike, Nomaida, Eppur, Warzakie, Europe a Nation, Ombran, Maalat, Fanadia, The Federal States of Ezasao, Quebris, Aroale, The Pontic State, Aura Banitia, Soclania, Ottterland, Koenskyte, Mojuatafurertopeopir, Girvage, Janart, Schiltia, Panversia, Sicheslav, Allmacht, Why are we hear, Leukante, Europa Majora, Lodhs beard, Arbere, Escalver, Newex Nov Can, Belvanski, The New Mexican Confederation, Aingard, Berlin and Hanover, Dunsteen, Ceplon, Rary, Angion, Thebeytopia, Northen Czech, Arsenial, MEoW-mEoW-mIa, Dervenland, Dabarastan, Heplon, Gorzi, Scutarie, Nigeriao Kingdom, United States of Russia1, Corsoaua, and Gotho.