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The Republic of Univercity

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Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Rare

Regional Influence: Contender

Location: Vickenian experiment containment zone

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Univercity

Population6.096 billion

Currencycurrency
Animalanimal

The Republic of Univercity is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its aversion to nipples, rampant corporate plagiarism, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 6.096 billion Univercityians 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."

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent, corrupt, well-organized government stops and the rest of society begins, but it prioritizes Education, with Industry also on the agenda, while Defense and Welfare receive no funds. The average income tax rate is 98.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Univercityian economy, worth a remarkable 1,376 trillion currencies a year, is driven almost entirely by government activity. The industrial sector, which is extremely specialized, is mostly made up of the Woodchip Exports industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology. Average income is an amazing 225,802 currencies, with the richest citizens earning 5.9 times as much as the poorest.

Leader's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many, minority children find the right answer in school tests is always the most insulting one, major boxing matches are held in government buildings, and the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, despite the fact that it is difficult to make it through a day without breaking one of the country's many laws. Univercity's national animal is the animal, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Univercity is ranked 100,497th in the world and 14th in Vickenian experiment containment zone for Most Pro-Market, scoring 52.11 on the Rand Index.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 1stMost Subsidized Industry: 9thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 160thMost Corrupt Governments: 557thMost Avoided: 595thMost Efficient Economies: 616thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,225thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,521stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,622ndLargest Black Market: 2,939thTop
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Smartest Citizens: 3,178thLargest Governments: 3,501stMost Developed: 3,552ndNudest: 5,604thHighest Average Incomes: 7,096thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 8,189thMost Secular: 8,568thMost Cultured: 9,347thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 19,600thHighest Poor Incomes: 22,372ndLongest Average Lifespans: 22,635thLowest Crime Rates: 27,910th
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Most Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, the beauty of coastal towns is marred only slightly by all the closed-down storefronts.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, major boxing matches are held in government buildings.
  • : Univercity was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, minority children find the right answer in school tests is always the most insulting one.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, Leader's recent "I have a dream that we will fight them by raking muck on the beaches" speech seems a little derivative to many.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, a tax exemption has created a new hunger for octogenarian millionaires dating women 60 years their younger.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, mothers refer to leaving the house as "the Great Escape".
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, the education system is being cleansed of all corporate influence.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, the government seizes the property of the recently deceased.
  • : Following new legislation in Univercity, there's a bright dawn ahead for Univercity.

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