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Best Weather: 1,403rd Most Pacifist: 1,436th Healthiest Citizens: 1,696th
The Confederated City-States of
Democratic Socialists
Audentes Fortuna Imperii
Influence
Squire
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Below Average

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The Underwood Industrial Empire

Population7.619 billion

CapitalUnderwood City
LeaderGrand Admiral Underwood

CurrencyUIE dollar
Animalcardinal

The Confederated City-States of The Underwood Industrial Empire is a colossal, genial nation, ruled by Grand Admiral Underwood with an even hand, and notable for its pith helmet sales, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The compassionate population of 7.619 billion UIE citizens are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The enormous, corrupt, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Law & Order, Healthcare, and Industry also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Underwood City. The average income tax rate is 94.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient UIE economy, worth 851 trillion UIE dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing. Average income is an impressive 111,708 UIE dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The lactose-intolerant are force-fed cheese products with predictably gassy results, fair-weather fans talk during plays while die-hard theatre enthusiasts stay at home, foreign governments are threatened if they so much as mention the word "election", and artists are pillars of society. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The Underwood Industrial Empire's national animal is the cardinal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

The Underwood Industrial Empire is ranked 4,650th in the world and 146th in The East Pacific for Most Secular, with 98.05 Atheism Rate.

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Best Weather: 1,403rdMost Pacifist: 1,436thHealthiest Citizens: 1,696thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,951stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1,960thMost Influential: 2,268thNicest Citizens: 2,271stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,371stMost Inclusive: 2,509thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,614thLowest Crime Rates: 2,620thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,648thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,395thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,503rdMost Cultured: 3,692ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,307thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,394thMost Secular: 4,650thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,871stHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,349thSafest: 5,810thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,200thMost Developed: 6,572ndSmartest Citizens: 6,705thMost Subsidized Industry: 7,238thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,901stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,934thTop
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Largest Governments: 8,986thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 9,007thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,240thMost Stationary: 9,608thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,009thHighest Poor Incomes: 13,766thLargest Publishing Industry: 15,152ndNudest: 15,682ndHighest Economic Output: 16,798th
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Most Pacifist: 37th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 41st in the regionBest Weather: 42nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 51st in the regionNicest Citizens: 53rd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 56th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 58th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 60th in the regionTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 71st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 74th in the regionMost Inclusive: 80th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 82nd in the regionMost Cultured: 85th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 101st in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 102nd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 117th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 141st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 141st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 146th in the regionMost Secular: 146th in the regionMost Influential: 148th in the regionMost Stationary: 158th in the regionSafest: 163rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 167th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 174th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 181st in the regionMost Developed: 193rd in the regionLargest Governments: 203rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 222nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 230th in the regionLargest Populations: 231st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 270th in the regionNudest: 314th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 343rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 385th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 388th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 628th in the region

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