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Socialist States of East Antarctica

Population9.355 billion

CapitalVictoria
LeaderLucy Valverde

CurrencyAntarctic ruble
AnimalWeddell seal

The Union of Socialist States of East Antarctica is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by Lucy Valverde with a fair hand, and notable for its complete lack of prisons, soft-spoken computers, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 9.355 billion East Antarcticans are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Education, Environment, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Victoria. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient East Antarctican economy, worth a remarkable 2,090 trillion Antarctic rubles 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 Tourism industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 223,511 Antarctic rubles, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", infantry are nicknamed "mushrooms" because they get fed crap and are left in the dark, politicians demand do-overs when they don't agree with election outcomes, and Eau de Trashcan has become a wildly popular perfume. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Socialist States of East Antarctica's national animal is the Weddell seal, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Socialist States of East Antarctica is ranked 207,978th in the world and 2,098th in 10000 Islands for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring -21.2 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

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Most Advanced Public Transport: 189thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 296thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 395thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 399thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 408thLeast Corrupt Governments: 417thLargest Welfare Programs: 421stHighest Average Tax Rates: 465thMost Developed: 496thMost Advanced Public Education: 513thSafest: 549thLongest Average Lifespans: 566thMost Cheerful Citizens: 607thLargest Governments: 618thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 674thHealthiest Citizens: 690thNicest Citizens: 732ndMost Pacifist: 734thMost Beautiful Environments: 751stMost Cultured: 812thMost Compassionate Citizens: 905thBest Weather: 920thSmartest Citizens: 1,264thLowest Crime Rates: 1,283rdHighest Poor Incomes: 1,340thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,360thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,460thMost Inclusive: 1,579thTop
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Most Efficient Economies: 2,858thMost Influential: 3,827thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,890thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,480thHighest Average Incomes: 4,655thHighest Economic Output: 6,939thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,373rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,680thTop
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Most Secular: 10,786thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,392ndMost Income Equality: 16,273rdNudest: 20,135thLargest Publishing Industry: 20,308th
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 6th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 9th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 10th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 10th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Developed: 16th in the regionNicest Citizens: 17th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 18th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 18th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 18th in the regionMost Pacifist: 18th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 21st in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 21st in the regionTop
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Most Subsidized Industry: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 22nd in the regionMost Cultured: 22nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 29th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 31st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 34th in the regionMost Inclusive: 37th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 54th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 71st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 81st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 91st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 99th in the regionTop
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Nudest: 126th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 138th in the regionMost Influential: 152nd in the regionMost Income Equality: 164th in the regionMost Secular: 182nd in the regionLargest Populations: 194th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 202nd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 206th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 209th in the region

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