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Best Weather: 1,383rd Most Pacifist: 1,441st Healthiest Citizens: 1,684th
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The Underwood Industrial Empire

Population7.794 billion

CapitalUnderwood City
LeaderGrand Admiral Underwood

CurrencyUIE dollar
Animalcardinal

The Confederated City-States of The Underwood Industrial Empire is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Grand Admiral Underwood with an even hand, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate population of 7.794 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, although Law & Order, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. 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 870 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 90,680th in the world and 3,099th in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 54.76 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Best Weather: 1,383rdMost Pacifist: 1,441stTop
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Healthiest Citizens: 1,684thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,965thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,034thNicest Citizens: 2,272ndMost Influential: 2,294thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,364thMost Inclusive: 2,513thMost Beautiful Environments: 2,611thLowest Crime Rates: 2,617thLongest Average Lifespans: 2,627thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,323rdMost Advanced Public Education: 3,445thMost Cultured: 3,693rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4,205thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4,355thMost Secular: 4,477thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,769thHighest Average Tax Rates: 5,282ndSafest: 5,699thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,034thMost Developed: 6,484thSmartest Citizens: 6,673rdMost Subsidized Industry: 7,059thMost Advanced Public Transport: 7,651stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,866thTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 8,801stLargest Governments: 8,865thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,112thMost Stationary: 9,440thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,832ndHighest Poor Incomes: 13,647thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,887thNudest: 15,684th
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Most Pacifist: 38th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 38th in the regionBest Weather: 39th in the regionNicest Citizens: 52nd in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 52nd in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 52nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 56th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 57th in the regionTop
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Longest Average Lifespans: 70th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 72nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 79th in the regionMost Cultured: 83rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 87th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 99th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 100th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 115th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 135th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 139th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 141st in the regionMost Secular: 141st in the regionMost Influential: 149th in the regionSafest: 153rd in the regionMost Stationary: 153rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 163rd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 182nd in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 184th in the regionMost Developed: 191st in the regionLargest Governments: 203rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 218th in the regionLargest Populations: 224th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 226th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 271st in the regionTop
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Nudest: 298th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 335th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 371st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 373rd in the region

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