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The Free State of Umquay

“Funny Name, Serious Freedoms!”

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Location: Eladen

Regional Influence: Squire


The Free State of Umquay is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Humberto Tompkins with a fair hand, and renowned for its daily referendums, pith helmet sales, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 12.008 billion Umquayers hold their civil and political rights very dear, although the wealthy and those in business tend to be viewed with suspicion.

The tiny, liberal government is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Healthcare also on the agenda, while Welfare and Social Policy aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Quidfray. The average income tax rate is 1.8%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Umquayian economy, worth a remarkable 2,523 trillion shoogas a year, is dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Soda Sales, Book Publishing, and Pizza Delivery. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an amazing 210,110 shoogas, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

A PhD just ain't what it used to be, vehicular homicide by Umquayian ambassadors is a leading cause of death throughout the world's capital cities, social media sites prompt users to send birthday greetings to unresponsive nonagenarians, and there's a mortuary next to every Umquayian restaurant. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Umquay's national animal is the charger, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Umquay is ranked 178,163rd in the world and 23rd in Eladen for Greatest Rich-Poor Divides, with 1.94 Rich To Poor Income Ratio.

Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 121stHighest Crime Rates: 296thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 328thMost Rebellious Youth: 413thMost Armed: 457thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 465thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 675thFattest Citizens: 685thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,012thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1,393rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,479thHighest Disposable Incomes: 1,512thRudest Citizens: 1,694thMost Avoided: 2,304thTop
Largest Publishing Industry: 2,472ndSmartest Citizens: 2,497thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2,947thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,655thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,270thLeast Corrupt Governments: 5,396thHighest Average Incomes: 5,869thHighest Economic Output: 6,213thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,531stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,625thMost Cultured: 7,255thLargest Black Market: 7,688thMost Cheerful Citizens: 9,257thLargest Retail Industry: 9,805thNudest: 10,177thMost Efficient Economies: 11,504thMost Secular: 11,685thTop
Most Valuable International Artwork: 13,789thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 17,527thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 17,795th
Most Extensive Civil Rights: 1st in the regionTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the region

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