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The Dominion of Under Sea Desert

“Scallops for all”

Category: New York Times Democracy
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Very Good
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Location: The East Pacific

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The Dominion of Under Sea Desert is a huge, socially progressive nation, remarkable for its rum-swilling pirates, ubiquitous missile silos, and pith helmet sales. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic population of 750 million Under Sea Desertians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The medium-sized government prioritizes Education, with Defense, Administration, and Healthcare also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of We Get by Without One. The average income tax rate is 55.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Under Sea Desertian economy, worth 90.1 trillion Bronze Scallops a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. Average income is an impressive 120,180 Bronze Scallops, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.0 times as much as the poorest.

Large sections of Under Sea Desert have been named national reserves to protect the native tribes living there, the poor are forced into bankruptcy by their energy bills, political talk shows often have children as guests whenever they need commentary on world religions, and nature magazines featuring stick insects on their covers are sometimes mistaken for fashion magazines. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Under Sea Desert's national animal is the Scallop, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Under Sea Desert is ranked 56,683rd in the world and 2,577th in The East Pacific for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 66.67 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,915thMost Influential: 4,852ndSafest: 7,358thLargest Publishing Industry: 8,424thTop
Least Corrupt Governments: 8,816thBest Weather: 13,456thSmartest Citizens: 14,551stRudest Citizens: 14,681stHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,697thMost Pacifist: 15,114thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,190thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 15,446thMost Inclusive: 15,562ndLongest Average Lifespans: 15,613thLargest Agricultural Sector: 15,881st
Largest Publishing Industry: 206th in the regionSafest: 219th in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 280th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 305th in the regionRudest Citizens: 319th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 358th in the regionTop
Smartest Citizens: 384th in the regionMost Influential: 392nd in the regionBest Weather: 392nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 420th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 422nd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 425th in the regionMost Inclusive: 457th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 479th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 492nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 510th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 512th in the regionMost Pacifist: 517th in the regionMost Developed: 530th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 538th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 552nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 563rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 581st in the regionLargest Governments: 630th in the regionMost Cultured: 644th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 651st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 653rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 676th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 680th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 48 » H-Zhena, Am Echad, VW53Aland, Fedele, Rhealaliit, BearStackof2015, Hizuru, Roissyland, Wiranath, Brotherland, The Solar Ottomans, Sanah, Kangarawa, Goodnamesarerare, The Romanum Legio, Puckconnolly, Eagas, Dragonia, Libertanny, Squid Ruinosa, Skandinavistan, Elejamie, Republic of Berzerkistan, Escade, Janoobi Jazair, Marrico, Axdel, Kaigi, Survivoristan, Grossvietnam, Propwash, Liberstankonia, Staynes, Sericena, Mossy-Oak, Adavan, Slys Paws, Commodore Badger, Pakitsk, Kriov, Johnny Appleseed1, Talitoa, Ex Undis, Avakael, Yemeni Locusts, Zukchiva, Matdor, and Eastie.