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The Federation of Ump119

“While the worst Are full of passionate intensity”

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Very Strong
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Newcomer

Location: The East Pacific

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Ump119

Population503 million

CurrencyPeso
AnimalCat

The Federation of Ump119 is a huge, orderly nation, renowned for its closed borders, frequent executions, and restrictive gun laws. The hard-nosed, cynical, devout population of 503 million Ump119ians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt, moralistic government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Defense. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 57.9%.

The very strong Ump119ian economy, worth 24.4 trillion Pesos a year, is quite specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Uranium Mining, Gambling, and Arms Manufacturing. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is 48,589 Pesos, with the richest citizens earning 7.3 times as much as the poorest.

Love is a precious butterfly to be crushed under diplomatic protocol, the standard government reply to any query is "there is no spoon", newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent, and kidnapping has become the latest get-rich-quick scheme. Crime, especially youth-related, is a problem, possibly because it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many regulations. Ump119's national animal is the Cat, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ump119 is ranked 48,947th in the world and 1,803rd in The East Pacific for Highest Average Tax Rates, with 57.87 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Avoided: 11,356thMost Conservative: 13,232ndMost Rebellious Youth: 14,808thMost Devout: 17,764thMost Ignorant Citizens: 18,053rdMost Corrupt Governments: 19,173rd
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Most Avoided: 341st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 371st in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 524th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 553rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 578th in the regionMost Devout: 631st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 696th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 707th in the regionMost Conservative: 774th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ump119, kidnapping has become the latest get-rich-quick scheme.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump119, newspapers cannot report anything about politicians without their explicit consent.
  • : Ump119 was reclassified from "Moralistic Democracy" to "Iron Fist Consumerists".
  • : Following new legislation in Ump119, the standard government reply to any query is "there is no spoon".
  • : Ump119 was reclassified from "Iron Fist Consumerists" to "Moralistic Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Ump119, love is a precious butterfly to be crushed under diplomatic protocol.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump119, sleeping on the job is recommended.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump119, torture is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump119, scenic beaches are now protected by massive concrete walls.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump119, the nation's youth voluntarily goes to bed early out of sheer tiredness from their working days.

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