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The Federation of Ump494

“The best lack all conviction”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Strong
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Minnow

Location: the Rejected Realms

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Ump494

Population699 million

CurrencyDollar
AnimalGiraffe

The Federation of Ump494 is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, ritual sacrifices, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 699 million Ump494ians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. The average income tax rate is 10.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The strong Ump494ian economy, worth 46.1 trillion Dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is a slick, highly efficient black market in Retail, Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is 65,994 Dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

No one knows how to tie a reef knot, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves, soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons, and Ump494 has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Ump494's national animal is the Giraffe, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Ump494 is ranked 71,140th in the world and 1,556th in the Rejected Realms for Most Influential, scoring 251 on the Soft Power Disbursement Rating.

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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,857thHighest Crime Rates: 5,045thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,014thMost Avoided: 8,056thMost Primitive: 8,411thLargest Retail Industry: 9,157thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,377thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 17,731stFattest Citizens: 18,001stLargest Mining Sector: 20,637th
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 112th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 140th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 246th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 282nd in the regionTop
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Most Avoided: 349th in the regionFattest Citizens: 415th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 538th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 545th in the regionMost Primitive: 571st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, Ump494 has become a gigantic dustbowl filled with tourists and mean desperados.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, soldiers must key in their passwords every time they want to reload their weapons.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, anything is permissible when wearing latex gloves.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, no one knows how to tie a reef knot.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, diplomats shake hands with their right and hide a poison dagger in their left.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, the government is allowing greater autonomy for some regions in the hopes of quelling growing secessionist movements.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, Ump494ian tourists are banned from many nations due to their tendency to randomly explode.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, the industries of Ump494 are coughing all the way to the bank.
  • : Following new legislation in Ump494, the doctor has cold hands.

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