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Most Rebellious Youth: 8th Largest Publishing Industry: 9th Nicest Citizens: 10th
The Nihilist Hippy Commune of
Liberal Democratic Socialists
You are only coming through in waves.
Regional Influence
Duckspeaker
Region
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The Nihilist Hippy Commune of Ummagumma is a gargantuan, genial nation, ruled by Prime Minister Roger Waters with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, avant-garde cinema, and restrictive gun laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 31.775 billion Ummagummen love a good election, and the government gives them plenty of them. Universities tend to be full of students debating the merits of various civil and political rights, while businesses are tightly regulated and the wealthy viewed with suspicion.

The medium-sized, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Welfare, and Industry are also considered important, while Defense and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Bonny. The average income tax rate is 94.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Ummagumman economy, worth a remarkable 7,654 trillion love beads a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Book Publishing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Automobile Manufacturing. Average income is an amazing 240,905 love beads, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience, and people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is so common that it is unusual to encounter someone following the law, probably because of the absence of a police force. Ummagumma's national animal is the far out Pink Dragon, which soars majestically through the nation's famously clear skies, and its national religion is love.

Ummagumma is ranked 2,061st in the world and 30th in Wysteria for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 100 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Most Rebellious Youth: 8thLargest Publishing Industry: 9thNicest Citizens: 10thMost Cheerful Citizens: 11thMost Compassionate Citizens: 14thBest Weather: 17thMost Developed: 21stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 27thLeast Corrupt Governments: 29thHealthiest Citizens: 37thLongest Average Lifespans: 37thLargest Populations: 40thMost Pacifist: 74thMost Beautiful Environments: 74thHighest Crime Rates: 76thSmartest Citizens: 95thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 171stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 225thHighest Economic Output: 441stMost Scientifically Advanced: 556thMost Armed: 623rdHighest Poor Incomes: 929thMost Influential: 1,485thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,061stHighest Average Incomes: 2,464thLargest Governments: 2,804thMost Inclusive: 3,117thHighest Drug Use: 3,276thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,456thMost Cultured: 3,841stLargest Welfare Programs: 3,915thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,159thLargest Information Technology Sector: 4,378thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 4,449thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,223rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,502ndMost Subsidized Industry: 5,872ndMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,256thTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,147thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,227thNudest: 13,049th
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Most Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 1st in the regionNicest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 2nd in the regionBest Weather: 2nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 2nd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 3rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 7th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 8th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 8th in the regionLargest Populations: 9th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Ummagumma was endorsed by The Gentle Peoples of Outter Micronesia.
  • : Ummagumma was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Extensive Public Healthcare.
  • : Following new legislation in Ummagumma, people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Ummagumma, funerals are often rudely interrupted by juggling clowns shouting for volunteers from the audience.
  • : Following new legislation in Ummagumma, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept.
  • : Ummagumma was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Ummagumma was endorsed by Pwllheli.
  • : Ummagumma lodged a message on the Wysteria Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Ummagumma, burning twigs to keep warm while lost in the wild is now a felony.
  • : Following new legislation in Ummagumma, every new building project has to undergo a five-year environmental impact study before it can go ahead.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 4 » 66 Ducks, Innato, Tagete, and Outter Micronesia.

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