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The Mighty dictatorship of Uunited Islands

“Pride and Industry” Hurricane

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
All-Consuming
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: the South Pacific

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Uunited Islands

Population3.54 billion

CapitalVodkasha
LeaderHurricane
FaithWorshipping Hurricane

CurrencyUunited Island dollar
AnimalPatagotitan

The Mighty dictatorship of Uunited Islands is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Hurricane with an iron fist, and remarkable for its smutty television, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 3.54 billion Uunited Islanders are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order, Education, and Administration are also considered important, while International Aid is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Vodkasha. The average income tax rate is 45.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Uunited Islandian economy, worth 326 trillion Uunited Island dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Information Technology, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 92,316 Uunited Island dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Hurricane's exquisite office door is replaced monthly due to angry petitioners, airplane passenger seat sizes and ticket prices are both first-class, the nation has been sent to bed early for unspecified naughtiness, and no one is worried about government policies any more. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Uunited Islands's national animal is the Patagotitan, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Worshipping Hurricane.

Uunited Islands is ranked 136,934th in the world and 5,600th in the South Pacific for Largest Basket Weaving Sector, scoring 359.42 on the Hickory Productivity Index.

Top
5%
Most Influential: 3,068thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,496thTop
10%
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11,754thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 12,097thMost Valuable International Artwork: 13,846thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,215thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 17,307thLargest Black Market: 17,714thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 20,347th
Top
5%
Most Cheerful Citizens: 211th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 279th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 300th in the regionMost Influential: 378th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 385th in the regionTop
10%
Largest Black Market: 434th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 478th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 513th in the regionMost Armed: 567th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 586th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 662nd in the regionLargest Populations: 690th in the regionMost Cultured: 752nd in the regionMost Developed: 763rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 763rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 834th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Uunited Islands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments.
  • : Uunited Islands resigned from the World Assembly.
  • : Uunited Islands was admitted to the World Assembly.
  • : Uunited Islands applied to join the World Assembly.
  • : Uunited Islands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Corrupt Governments and Most Inclusive.
  • : Uunited Islands's influence in The South Pacific fell from "Page" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Uunited Islands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Valuable International Artwork and the Top 10% for Most Armed and Most Developed.
  • : Uunited Islands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Uunited Islands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Cultured.
  • : Uunited Islands was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and the Top 10% for Most Inclusive.

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