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The Bread Loving Folk of Under Upper Antartica

“Let's get this bread” Bread Mann

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Powerhouse
Political Freedoms:
Some

Regional Influence: Page

Location: The East Pacific

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Under Upper Antartica

Population3.592 billion

CapitalBreadtown
LeaderBread Mann
FaithToast

CurrencyPerson
AnimalNarwhale

The Bread Loving Folk of Under Upper Antartica is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by Bread Mann with an even hand, and renowned for its fear of technology, ubiquitous missile silos, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 3.592 billion Under Upper Antarticans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Environment, Administration, and Industry also on the agenda, while Law & Order and International Aid receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Breadtown. The average income tax rate is 36.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Under Upper Antartican economy, worth 513 trillion People 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 an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Gambling, and Retail. 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 an impressive 143,061 People, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Fat-shaming is now public policy, the new national campaign exhorts men to "Show Some Class - Don't Sit On Your Ass", Bread Mann is too busy listening to praise to get any work done, and marijuana is legal in the privacy of your own home. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Under Upper Antartica's national animal is the Narwhale, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans, and its national religion is Toast.

Under Upper Antartica is ranked 207,882nd in the world and 8,975th in The East Pacific for Safest, scoring 4.02 on the Bubble-Rapp Safety Rating.

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Most Primitive: 236thMost Armed: 944thMost Ignorant Citizens: 956thMost Devout: 1,429thHighest Crime Rates: 1,435thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,672ndTop
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Most Influential: 3,053rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,221stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,497thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4,438thBest Weather: 5,184thLargest Black Market: 5,447thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,649thMost Rebellious Youth: 5,726thRudest Citizens: 6,990thMost Valuable International Artwork: 7,834thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,956thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,504thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,820thTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 10,767thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 12,529thMost Corrupt Governments: 12,597thLargest Mining Sector: 13,274thHighest Average Incomes: 15,148thMost Inclusive: 15,838thLargest Retail Industry: 15,948thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 19,602nd
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Most Primitive: 12th in the regionMost Armed: 18th in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 25th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 27th in the regionMost Devout: 30th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 34th in the regionTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 100th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 115th in the regionLargest Black Market: 145th in the regionBest Weather: 158th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 163rd in the regionMost Influential: 188th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 194th in the regionRudest Citizens: 206th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 226th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 241st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 243rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 254th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 256th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 345th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 380th in the regionNudest: 395th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 399th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 409th in the regionTop
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Highest Economic Output: 477th in the regionMost Inclusive: 485th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 486th in the regionMost Stationary: 489th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 554th in the regionMost Cultured: 589th in the regionLargest Populations: 778th in the region

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