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The United States of South-Antartica

“Patience and Wisdom walk hand in hand.”

Category: Tyranny by Majority
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Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: HiberNationStates



Population11.156 billion

LeaderMister Ice


The United States of South-Antartica is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mister Ice with a fair hand, and notable for its ban on automobiles and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic population of 11.156 billion South-Antarticans enjoy great social freedoms and frequent elections, where the majority of the populace regularly votes to increase its benefits at the expense of various hapless minorities.

The enormous, moralistic, socially-minded, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Public Transport, Environment, and Social Policy. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Poletown. The average income tax rate is 54.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The large but underdeveloped South-Antartican economy, worth 208 trillion Dollars a year, is highly specialized and led by the Cheese Exports industry, with significant contributions from Gambling and Basket Weaving. Black market activity is notable. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 18,731 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Voting is voluntary, South-Antartica has designated Poletown as its capital city, Mister Ice has just been declared ruler of South-Antartica in an international press conference, and Icing has been named as South-Antartica's national religion. Crime is almost non-existent, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. South-Antartica's national animal is the penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Icing.

South-Antartica is ranked 124,061st in the world and 2nd in HiberNationStates for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring zero on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Stationary: 7,578thTop
Most Influential: 11,462nd

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