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The Holy State of American Antartica

“Is it possible that under all this ice is God?”

Category: Moralistic Democracy
Civil Rights:
Unheard Of
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Location: Right to Life

Regional Influence: Apprentice

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The Holy State of American Antartica is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by King Jean-Baptiste I with an even hand, and notable for its triple-decker prams, daily referendums, and compulsory gun ownership. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 7.216 billion American Antarcticans 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 medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic government prioritizes Defense, with Industry, Law & Order, and Education also on the agenda, while Social Policy isn't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Terra Australis. The average income tax rate is 76.3%.

The frighteningly efficient American Antarctican economy, worth a remarkable 1,605 trillion Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an amazing 222,481 Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

King Jean-Baptiste I's used car is held together by bumper stickers that support the opposition, research into 'designer babies' is banned, many politicians are in rehab for minor drug offenses, and sweet-toothed American Antarcticans have been left penniless by the VAT on candy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. American Antartica's national animal is the Penguin, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Catholicism.

American Antartica is ranked 2,685th in the world and 3rd in Right to Life for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry, scoring 12,099.63 on the Tasmanian Pulp Environmental Export Index.

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Most Devout: 1,295thMost Armed: 2,470thLargest Mining Sector: 2,613thTop
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,685thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,086thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,270thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,488thLargest Black Market: 4,972ndMost Patriotic: 5,394thHighest Average Incomes: 5,579thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,642ndMost Efficient Economies: 5,965thLargest Insurance Industry: 6,515thRudest Citizens: 6,856thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,112thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7,851stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,144thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,623rdFattest Citizens: 9,282ndLargest Retail Industry: 9,885thLargest Governments: 10,205thLowest Crime Rates: 10,649thMost Conservative: 11,845thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,104thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,553rdHighest Economic Output: 12,629thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 12,869thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,677thMost Developed: 14,261stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 15,326thLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,390thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,442ndSmartest Citizens: 22,508thMost Advanced Public Education: 23,130thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 23,758th
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Largest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Armed: 3rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 4th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6th in the regionMost Conservative: 6th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 6th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 7th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 7th in the regionMost Patriotic: 8th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 9th in the regionFattest Citizens: 9th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 13th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13th in the region

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