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Highest Poor Incomes: 30thLargest Information Technology Sector: 35thLargest Black Market: 35th
The Technocratic Autocracy of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Obedience Through Suffering
Influence
Power
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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Subterannia

Population19.819 billion

CapitalGear City
Leaderthe Council of Elders
FaithGearism

CurrencyStraits Dollar
AnimalHerring

The Technocratic Autocracy of Subterannia is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by the Council of Elders with an even hand, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, pith helmet sales, and state-planned economy. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 19.819 billion Subterannians 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 medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Gear City. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Subterannian economy, worth an astonishing 13,107 trillion Straits Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is a breathtaking 661,375 Straits Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is attempting to impose a new national language on the public, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees, and in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Subterannians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Subterannia's national animal is the Herring, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Gearism.

Subterannia is ranked 235,833rd in the world and 9th in GTA Forums for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -1267.73 on the Hayek Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 30thLargest Information Technology Sector: 35thLargest Black Market: 35thMost Secular: 63rdHighest Average Incomes: 96thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 101stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 103rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 105thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 113thMost Subsidized Industry: 142ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 158thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 164thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 174thMost Developed: 187thLongest Average Lifespans: 208thMost Efficient Economies: 214thHighest Economic Output: 219thMost Advanced Public Transport: 249thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 260thLargest Governments: 327thMost Corrupt Governments: 342ndLowest Crime Rates: 349thMost Advanced Public Education: 357thHealthiest Citizens: 358thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 362ndLargest Mining Sector: 378thSmartest Citizens: 426thMost Inclusive: 631stHighest Average Tax Rates: 710thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 800thMost Cultured: 1,397thTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,851stLargest Publishing Industry: 3,071stMost Influential: 5,730thMost Avoided: 5,859thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,045thLargest Populations: 6,157thMost Stationary: 10,888thTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 15,847thRudest Citizens: 18,474thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,831st

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Subterannia, in a desperate bid for cheap airfare Subterannians can be seen jogging in a rubber suit just before flying.
  • : Following new legislation in Subterannia, the nation has opened its arms to an influx of refugees.
  • : Following new legislation in Subterannia, one-man canoes fitted with the latest tracking technology leave no room for one man.
  • : Following new legislation in Subterannia, the government is attempting to impose a new national language on the public.
  • : Subterannia voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ethical Treatment of Animals in Research".
  • : Following new legislation in Subterannia, cutting-edge missile systems are being retrofitted to twin-prop air force biplanes.
  • : Following new legislation in Subterannia, older citizens lament over the loss of law and order.
  • : Following new legislation in Subterannia, the sound of office water cooler chatter has been replaced by the whirring of computer cooling fans.
  • : Following new legislation in Subterannia, the people are famous throughout the region for their bleached-white teeth.
  • : Following new legislation in Subterannia, historical commemorations regularly devolve into militaristic jingoism.

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