by Max Barry

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Most Pacifist: 4,714thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,448thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,577th
The Unitary Commonwealth of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
For tomorrow!
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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Population2.202 billion

LeaderPresident Athens


The Unitary Commonwealth of Umpus is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by President Athens with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and anti-smoking policies. The compassionate, democratic population of 2.202 billion Umpians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kingston. The average income tax rate is 92.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Umpian economy, worth 345 trillion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is broadly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 157,087 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, things are looking up for patients accidentally prescribed erectile dysfunction medication, the reams of paperwork accompanying any electronic item are a recognised contributor to national deforestation, and Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Umpus. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Umpus's national animal is the Dove, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Umpus is ranked 14,281st in the world and 610th in Osiris for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 6,588.95 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

Most Pacifist: 4,714thHighest Poor Incomes: 5,448thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,577thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,776thMost Scientifically Advanced: 6,506thMost Developed: 6,993rdLowest Crime Rates: 7,218thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,692ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,878thMost Advanced Public Education: 7,909thMost Inclusive: 7,925thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,000thSafest: 8,226thSmartest Citizens: 8,251stLargest Welfare Programs: 8,331stNicest Citizens: 8,818thMost Cheerful Citizens: 8,986thMost Compassionate Citizens: 9,089thLargest Governments: 9,240thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,590thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,797thLongest Average Lifespans: 10,516thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 11,204thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,739thHighest Food Quality: 11,916thHealthiest Citizens: 13,561stTop
Highest Average Incomes: 13,961stMost Subsidized Industry: 14,281stMost Efficient Economies: 14,626thMost Rebellious Youth: 15,044thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 15,909thMost Secular: 15,961stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 16,580thMost Income Equality: 16,773rdMost Beautiful Environments: 19,283rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 23,021stMost Cultured: 24,679th
Most Pacifist: 224th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 238th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 279th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 328th in the regionMost Income Equality: 333rd in the regionTop
Most Scientifically Advanced: 343rd in the regionMost Developed: 363rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 365th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 367th in the regionMost Inclusive: 387th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 389th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 400th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 412th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 413th in the regionNicest Citizens: 437th in the regionSafest: 441st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 442nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 454th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 456th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 479th in the regionLargest Governments: 482nd in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 499th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 514th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 557th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 586th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 599th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 610th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 625th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 662nd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Umpus's influence in Osiris rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
  • : Umpus's influence in Osiris rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
  • : Umpus's influence in Osiris rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
  • : Umpus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry, Most Popular Tourist Destinations, Most Eco-Friendly Governments, and Highest Food Quality and the Top 10% for Most Cultured.
  • : Umpus was refounded in Osiris.
  • : Umpus ceased to exist in The North Pacific.
  • : Umpus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork.
  • : Umpus was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork and the Top 5% for Most Advanced Public Transport.
  • : Umpus resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Umpus voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ensuring Commercial Vessel Navigation".