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Highest Poor Incomes: 5,419th Largest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,063rd Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,135th
The Unitary Commonwealth of
Democratic Socialists
For tomorrow!
Influence
Vassal
Diplomacy Minister
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Umpus

Population814 million

CapitalKingston
LeaderPresident Athens

CurrencyDollar
AnimalSwan

The Unitary Commonwealth of Umpus is a huge, cultured nation, ruled by President Athens with an even hand, and notable for its anti-smoking policies, keen interest in outer space, and state-planned economy. The compassionate population of 814 million Umpians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Kingston. The average income tax rate is 81.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Umpian economy, worth 112 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 fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Trout Farming, and Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 137,924 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space, all recreational drugs are legal, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities, and citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Umpus's national animal is the Swan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Umpus is ranked 10,319th in the world and 4th in The Great Experiment for Highest Drug Use, scoring 110.2 on the Pineapple Fondness Rating.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 5,419thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 7,063rdTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 8,135thLargest Welfare Programs: 8,325thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,640thMost Pacifist: 8,863rdMost Inclusive: 9,320thHighest Drug Use: 10,319thMost Scientifically Advanced: 10,788thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,834thLowest Crime Rates: 11,169thMost Developed: 11,198thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,213thMost Income Equality: 11,737thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,821stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 11,837thLargest Governments: 12,411thSafest: 12,602ndLargest Publishing Industry: 12,787thSmartest Citizens: 12,981stMost Advanced Public Education: 13,228thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 13,277thMost Rebellious Youth: 13,715thHealthiest Citizens: 13,764thMost Efficient Economies: 14,336thHighest Average Incomes: 15,065thNicest Citizens: 15,132nd
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 4th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 4th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 6th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 7th in the regionMost Developed: 7th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Umpus, citizens are remarkably well involved in the political process.
  • : Umpus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Umpus, local mafias have a tough time disposing of dead snitches without catching the attention of recycling authorities.
  • : Following new legislation in Umpus, all recreational drugs are legal.
  • : Umpus was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nicest Citizens.
  • : Following new legislation in Umpus, space shuttles regularly launch rubbish into space.
  • : Following new legislation in Umpus, tuba players are paid to quietly whisper into their instruments.
  • : Following new legislation in Umpus, citizens are deployed to barren deserts to protect small territorial claims.
  • : Following new legislation in Umpus, roadside walls are being built and mother nature is paying for it.
  • : Following new legislation in Umpus, the constant playing of Merry Birthday on Umpian radio has led to calls for the song to be classified as a crime against humanity.

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