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The USIP, as of now, is a project to improve the USA article, and eventually may include other related articles. To do this, some of the wiki's most talented writers are going to re-write the USA page... here. Any and all discussion about how the page should be written, or other things, should be brought up here.

Please do not edit this article unless you have been given clearance by a director of the project. Also, please only edit the section you are working on, and save your work every few minutes if you're writing something long. This should help us prevent any edit conflicts on the page. -CK


United States of Antarctica

History

See more: Sigurd and Bacchus

Ancient Times

Further information: Sigurd and Bacchus, Land of Lord Guin, Babbelonian Empire, Penguin Empire

The first penguins, Sigurd and Bacchus, two high penguins from the ancient land of Valnor, inhabited Antarctica sometime prior to Year Zero (1000 BC). Through Sigurd and Bacchus' descendants, most modern species of penguins were born. Eventually, in Year Zero, a large number of High Penguins arrived in Antarctica, around Arda and other areas of modern-day Freezeland. Over the course of a hundred years, the High Penguins and the descendants of Sigurd and Bacchus became rivals, fighting over land and power. The descended Khanz Penguins in modern-day Pengolia also decided to go to war. Around 900 BC, the High Penguins beat the other penguin species and took control of Antarctica, creating the dictator-led Land of Lord Guin.

Approximate borders during the Babbelonian Empire, c. 500 BC

After five hundred years or so of this High Penguin dictatorship (HPs are known for their incredibly long lifespans), constant High Penguin, Viking, and Khanz fighting raids and fighting in the country, with the help of Jedi, caused the collapse of the society. A new society, the Babbelonian Empire, led by "normal" penguin species, rose from the ashes, enslaving the High Penguins and taking all land that hadn't already been taken by Asgard, the Khanz, and Snowprus.

After four centuries of fighting between the Babbelonians and the Snowprusians, the later won, but only a few years passed before a new power emerged in 102 BC- the Penguin Empire. Originating in what is now South Pole City, they developed the language of Latin, and within twenty years overtook most of the Land of Asgard and the Snowprusian territory. Vikings from Asgard were forced to the Antarctic Peninsula where they formed The Peninsulan Slav'ens, some High Penguins (those that weren't enslaved) formed clans in North Freezeland, and the Khanz remained in their almost inhospitable land for generations. Unlike the empires of the past, the Penguin Empire also conquered foreign lands, including islands in the Ninja Archipelago such as modern day Snowprus, Liguria, Castilla, Francterre, Lisboagal and half of Puffle'and. There was peace in the empire for a long period of time until the Vikings, High Penguins (with the help of the Jedi), Khanz and Snowprusians brought it to and end in 450 AD with the desolation of Smaug Penguin City.

Over a few decades, chaos ensued with the fall of the Penguin Empire. The Peninsula Slav'ens was rebuilt as Damelaw, by the nephew of the Slav'ens' last king. The Snowprusian Generals on Antarctica betrayed Bacchus and formed the Frozantium Empire, and the Khanz still flourished, while skirmishes among them were still very frequent. The rest of the continent was made up of High Penguin clans, who were adopting feudalism, building castles and taking up other medieval methods, due to more advanced High Penguins immigrating from Valnor. Things went on like this for almost three hundred years, until the formation of the High Penguin Confederacy in 742.

High Penguin Confederacy (742-1912)

Further information: High Penguin Confederacy
The HPC in 742 AD. Within a year, Pengolia would be the only other nation on the continent.

In 742 AD, the two main factions of High Penguins finally unified, after the Battle of Unnumbered Tears ended, with the defeat of Malcur and his forces. Finwe made the Confederate Act on December 6, 742, which formed the HPC, and Kuruk became its first King. Within a year's time, Damelaw and the Frozantium Empire would both become a part of the HPC, leaving only Pengolia until its own fall to the HPC in 764.

Until 1000 AD or so, not much changed. Constant conflict with the Ninja Archipelago ensued, until Nightmare infected all of the HPC's rivers with the X-Virus in 1000. She marched to Ard Mhacha with an army of X-Antibodies demanding control of the HPC, but was defeated by Marcus Kwiksilver and a strange traveler. After that, the HPC and the Ninja Archipelago entered a period of peace. The "colonization age" started in 1492, and started a rivalry among Ninja Archipelago nations and the HPC, with everyone trying to find and claim new islands, inhabited by natives or uninhabited. The Feudal System was very strong until the 1500s, having castles everywhere, as well as all normal penguins as "serfs" under High Penguins nobles (Lords and Dukes). By the 1500s most new settlements were full of "free citizens", though High Penguins were still treated better, and a feudal system was still used in the grand scheme of things. Modern-day Liguria is said to have brought an end to feudalism, by instead promoting art and culture. Democracy started to become popular in some places in the 1600s, causing the HPC to get a parliament, consisting of one High Penguin from each Province.

Khanzem War

See also: Khanzem, Republic of Poleland

In 1900, Arvedui became the the King of the High Penguin Confederacy. Over the years as King, he made sure High Penguin propaganda was everywhere, conveying that High Penguins were the "best" penguin species. Over the course of the first decade of the 1900s, average penguins everywhere got fed up with the High Penguins and their propaganda, sparking protests and independence movements. One of these such movements was started in Pengolia by a young Khanz pastry chef named Whoot Smackler Whoot, whose movement was based on the average penguin being superior to the "Most High Noob-Faces" (High Penguins). Considered a weak leader, Arvedui rapidly lost control of the Confederacy after 1910, as more protests and movements sprung up everywhere, and in March 1913 King Arvedui was forced to recognize the independence of the Republic of Poleland.

A map of Antarctica shortly after "The Penguin's Want" coup happened.

Shortly after Poleland became independent, riots appeared everywhere calling for independence, with many in Pengolia. King Arvedui went to Pengolia to speak to the crowds of High Penguins (and disgruntled Khanz), and was couped by Smackler Whoot and his followers in an event known as "The Penguin's Want", where Smackler Whoot also seized the Crown of the HPC for himself. After The Penguin's Want, Smackler Whoot took on the title of fU|-|r3Rzz! and changed the HPC into Naughtzee Khanzem's Third Reich (though there were no First or Second Reich), called Khanzem for short. Antarctica became split between Khanzem, which took up most of the continent, the Republic of Poleland, and the Grand Ol' Land which comprised of modern day Freezeland and the Antarctic Peninsula (the actual Peninsula, not the whole modern-day state). The Grand Ol' Land was what remained of the HPC and those that remained loyal to it. Two HPs were crowned as Co-Kings (so that they couldn't be couped again), Willman Tabernaclemountain and Harold TrueGuy. Instead of waging war on Khanzem, they chose to instead stay at peace with their significantly hurt nation and ignore Smackler Whoot, who they said was "just a spastic little loudmouth with poor taste in facial hair".

Smackler Whoot started spreading propaganda of his own in Khanzem, convincing "Lower" or average penguins everywhere to help "PWN those Most High Noob-Faces." Khanzem's military (collectively known as the Naughtzee) was built by Smackler Whoot, with the largest forces being the In-Pastry Infantry and Fluffenwaffle (blimp air force). His entire military was pastry-based. Meanwhile, High Penguins from all over were rounded up and sent to Orange Juice Concentration Camps, where they were forced to make OJ from concentrate for the Naughtzees. Japaland, one of the most powerful nations in the Asiapelago chose to join Khanzem as an ally to help them conquer Antarctica, by taking over the Asiapelago. The nations in the Ninja Archipelago were split on which side to support; Puffle'and, Frankterre, and Rusca supported the Good Guys while Liguria, Alemania, Osterreach, and Magyaria supported Khanzem.

Olde Antarctica

Further information: Olde Antarctica, Snowman Empire, STINC

Despite the fact that tensions had boiled over, The Five Senseis of Penguin Island negotiated an agreement between the major parties on the continent to make most people happy, that solution was forming four Kingdoms represented by elements- Fire, Air, Water, and Ice, now known as "Olde Antarctica". Poleland also took place in these talks, but chose to stay independent. Each of the four kingdoms were independent of each other, with their own ruler and laws. The leaders of the four Kingdoms, along with representatives from Poleland and Penguin Island, who both remained independent, would meet regularly at the South Pole Summit to discuss laws for the entire continent. Overall, the nations were a loose federation, similar to the HPC before them. In 1943, the Republic of Poleland joined the Water Kingdom, and their Premiere, Pawel Moscicki, became the new King of the Water Kingdom.

Despite the initial peace among the Kingdoms and the Ninja efforts to keep the peace, King Ohzie Ablaze of the Fire Kingdom invaded the Ice Kingdom some time after he became King in 1945. The war between the Four Kingdoms lasted until 1963, when the Fire Kingdom was on the verge of defeat and King Ohzie abdicated the throne. His son, Scarface Ablaze, was a much more peaceful penguin, so his first act as King was a ceasefire and peace treaty restoring the nation's original borders.

In 1955, Olde Antarctica's (except the Fire Kingdom, who had suspended their visits to the Summit) outdated government system was overhauled, which gave more freedom to cities and regions. Also, in the 1950s and 1960s, a musical revolution came with the discovery of Rock and Roll.

Colonial Antarctica and Revolution

Further information: STINC, Colonial Antarctica
The first flag design used during the revolution. It would quickly be replaced.

Early years (1990s-2004)

Further information: War of 2002, Free Republic Union

The Revolution officially ended on December 31st, 1999, with the signing of many Treaties of South Pole City by Puffle'and, that granted independence to many nations and officially disbanded Colonial Antarctica. On January 1st, 2000, the Constitution was published to replace the epic failed "Articles of Loose Togetherness". It was ratified by the last delegate on October 22nd, and became the base of the USA's laws. Pearface Johnson became the first President in 2000 through unknown means, thought to be appointed by The Club, as Judge Xavier had been. The Club themselves left South Pole City for Penguin Island shortly afterwards. South Pole City was also announced as the USA's Capital after a nation-wide vote.

The first four states were officially formed in 2001, Eastshield, Antarctic Peninsula, Sub-Antarctic Islands and Trans-Antarctica. The South Pole Council declared three wars from 2000 to 2002 to try and gain more territory, the First Hontanan War, the Goveruan-Antarctican War and the War of 2002. The Goveruan War saw Antarctica gain the territory Albergue de Plata, but the War of 2002 was a major loss for the USA, and led to the burning of South Pole City by Freezelandian forces. After the War of 2002, most of the violent members of the SPC were thrown out and replaced by new elected delegates. The Treaty of Dorkugal was drafted in 2003 to cement the friendship between the USA and other nations, and established the Free Republic Union.

Unveiling Club Penguin and founding the PSA

Further information: Club Penguin, Penguin Secret Agency

National changes

Further information: Impeachment of Mariothemovie, Weddell, East Pengolia


Territory

As of 2018, the United States of Antarctica is made up of seven states, a federal district, and has direct control over numerous territories and Uncharted Places, not to mention the Free Republics. The states are divided into counties, and further into cities and towns. Territories may have the same divisions, depending on their size. The Polar District is a federal district which houses the nation's Capital, South Pole City.

The residents of the states and the federal district may vote at elections to elect any federal officials, such as the President. All of the lands under direct and partial (in the case of Free Republics) control of the USA are governed by the South Pole Council. Each state and Free Republic, as well as some of the country's largest cities are represented in the SPC by a delegate (usually a locally elected one at that).

States

States are granted statehood after their delegations ratify the Constitution. On November 4th, 2008, the South Pole Council voted to ban new land-based states being formed from existing states, which has limited options in the past for Polaris and East Pengolia, and has also upset members of a small group calling for the statehood of "Wilkesor", a small area in Eastshield on the East Pengolian border. New water-based states (such as Weddell) and new land-based states, such as existing free republics that wish to join the USA and gain statehood, are still allowed.

State Population Date of Statehood Notes
Eastshield 150,000,000 2001
Antarctic Peninsula
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75,000,000 2001
Trans-Antarctica 60,000,000 2001
Sub-Antarctic Islands 30,000,000 2001
West Pengolia
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3,000,000 2007 Joined as Pengolia, before East Pengolia seceded.
The Happyface State
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40,000,000 Dec. 22, 2008
Weddell 2,500,000 Jan. 2009 Split from the Sub-Antarctic Islands.

Territories

Most of the direct territories of the USA surprisingly get less representation in the country than Free Republics and even "uncharted lands", not being able to vote in Presidential elections nor having representatives in the SPC. However, there have been propositions to amend the constitution to allow the territories said rights. The Polar District on the other hand, is a federal district that can vote in presidential elections, and has limited representation in the SPC, with South Pole City being represented by the Eastshield representative.

Territory Type Acquired Population Notes
Hontana
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Territory 2013 326,000 Located in the Yowien Sea
Peachia
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Territory 2000 746,000
Polar District Federal district 2005 24,000,000 Houses the nation's Capital of South Pole City and a few other cities.
Space Colony 1
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Colony 2013 725 USA's first Lunar Colony

Uncharted Places

The "Uncharted Places" are various locations around the USA that are considered to be "uninhabitable" and/or "ungovernable", due to their terrain or scary creatures said to inhabit them such as ghosts, monsters and hackers. They are grouped as a single territory (the "Uncharted State") and are represented with a seat in the South Pole Council.

Name Location Reason "Uncharted" Notes
90-150 Ice Shelf Trans-Antarctica Infested with Skua Gangsters;
Haunted
Also includes 90-150 Island
Ban Island 150km off the coast of Eastshield Full of escaped criminals from The Hot Snow
and penguins who have been Banned forever
Darktonian Realm Tri-State between Eastshield, Trans-Antarctica and W. Pengolia Home and base of Darktan II and his minions
Hackzon Valley Trans-Antarctica, West of GourdZoid Was once full of hackers and criminals Thought to be somewhat safe now
Moderator Island Classified Full of criminals? Secretly the headquarters of Club Penguin's Moderators.
Mystery Island Far off the coast of Eastshield Residence of Doctor Insano
New Forest Heart of the Forest, Club Penguin Home of Dark Penguins
Orca Ocean Sub-Antarctic Islands, between Club Penguin and Dorkugal Full of Orca Whales, predators to penguins
The SKIP Sub-Antarctic Islands, North of Club Penguin Continent's largest dump
Skua Strait Sub Antarctic Islands, near Club Penguin Inhabited by Skua gangsters
The Western Barrens Far North of Polaris Immense heat Inhabited by a sizable number of Black-footed penguins.


Geography, environment and climate

A map showing the Trans-Antarctic Mountains. Click to enlarge.

The USA's geography is tied to the nation's climate and environment. The nation has many mountain ranges, from the large Trans-Antarctic and Shield Mountain ranges in Trans-Antarctica and Eastshield to smaller ranges such as the Pyrine and Cascada mountains in Eastshield and the Club Penguin Mountains in the Sub-Antarctic Islands. The USA also has large forests in taiga areas, such as the Eastshield Great Forest and the Polar Forest in Trans-Antarctica connecting to a much larger forest in inner Trans-Antarctica. Including the Great Forest, almost 40% of Eastshield is covered in forest. Another well-known forest in the USA is Club Penguin's Forest. The Hochstadt Canyon is a large canyon that was formed by two penguins long ago, and now acts as part of the border between the USA and Região Lisboaguesa.

One of the most important rivers in the USA is the Glassy River, which runs from South Pole City through Eastshield to the Antarctic Ocean. The Sunshine River flows from the Trans-Antarctic Mountains through the state to Sunshine Fjord and into the Sub-Antarctic Sea. Three rivers, the Explorer, Happyface and Barkjon rivers, flow from south to north through the flat and dry Happyface State and later merge in the Triple River Delta in Polaris. The Weddell Sea and parts of the Sub-Antarctic Sea are usually frozen on top.

Most of the USA is comprised of polar desert, taiga, and Antarctic tundra biomes, with the Happyface State being comprised of plains and West Pengolia being frozen steppe. The ocean states, Weddell and the Sub-Antarctic Islands, are different, as a variety of environments and biomes can be seen on the islands. The 90-150 Ice Shelf is a massive ice shelf in Trans-Antarctica that is partially uninhabited, and listed as one of the nation's "Uncharted Places".

The mainland of the USA is the coldest part of Antarctica, with temperatures ranging from -31F to 23F (-35C to -5C) during the summer, and -85F to 5F (-65C to -15C) during the winter. From the interior of Eastshiled to South Pole City usually gets the coldest weather, while Trans-Antarctica and the Antarctic Peninsula are typically the warmest. Weddell and the Sub-Antarctic Islands are generally warmer than the mainland, though the island temperatures and climate vary, from frozen to tropical to volcanic and more.

Government and Politics

Free Republic Union

Law enforcement and crime

Given the size of the Antarctic mainland and its nearby states, it is not a simple task to make sure order and safety are observed throughout the region. To compensate for that, the USA has multiple agencies and initiatives set up to ensure that they are protected at all costs.

Local government units have police departments that are the first respondents to any incidents that they are called for. They patrol their respective districts and ensure that the general public is safe from any incidents ranging from petty crimes to full-scale attacks. Police departments have the closest access to the penguins they protect due to their populace. In comparison to the rest of the region, Club Penguin has Moderators that work alongside the existing police districts in patrolling and protecting the island.

The Antarctic Investigation Authority and Criminal Nautical Investigation Corps take on bigger cases, with the only distinguishing factor between them being a difference in jurisdiction. The AIA takes on cases that occur within the mainland and its nearby islands under its protection. The CNIC, meanwhile, investigates cases that occur in the maritime waters of the country, with the given power to board boats and ships should they find them suspicious.

The heaviest and the most urgent cases fall under the Elite Penguin Force, the country's main intelligence agency based at Club Penguin. Preceded by the Penguin Secret Agency, its main objective is to collect information on domestic and international penguins of interest and cases and to act upon this information. It is arguably known as the best intelligence agency in the entire continent, renowned for the agents under its repertoire and the cases they have tackled and solved.

Military

The Antarctic military is comprised three main branches: the Antarctic Army, Antarctic Air Defense Force, and the Antarctic Maritime Defense Force.

Antarctic Army

Antarctic Air Defense Force

Many Air Defense Force airfields are spread out across the country, such as Hackzon Valley, Larkinson, McAllister, and Stanley J. Camden Air Force Bases.

The PASA Attack Fleet and other space assets are currently under the jurisdiction of the Air Defense Force, but some have called for the creation of an Antarctic Space Defense Force to better organize these as their own military branch.

Antarctic Maritime Defense Force

Economy

The United States of Antarctica's massive, capitalist mixed economy is predominantly spearheaded by it's huge influence in global markets across the Antarctic Region, holding a GDP of roughly $26.331 trillion Polarian Dollars, making it the largest GDP by country in all of Antarctica. It's justified mainly by it's strong control over it's trading states: Trans-Antarctica, Eastshield, and Sub-Antarctica, all of which feed their cargo and trade commodities to SABER, or the Antarctic Sea Trading Route, which sees hundreds of ships traveling through every day. Average GDP per capita within the country is $11,661.81. The United States is the 2nd largest exporter of goods, and the 1st largest importer of goods.

As a global super power, the United States has adopted a standard currency, which most countries use alongside their own. This currency is known as the Fish, one of the newest currencies. Before this, they used the Pebble, which failed and collapsed due to hyperinflation. Today, it's worth only one-twentieth of a single Fish. Due to the power of the Fish, several countries fixed their own currency to the value of the fish in an effort to maintain equality with the United States. A Fish is worth approximately 75 cents to one Polarian Dollar.

While the national currency is the Fish, states are also allowed to have their own currencies for in-state use. The Happyface State mints "Smiley Money" (Smoney), primarily for tourists, and West Pengolia almost exclusively uses blue cubes that are called "Khans" (K) (worth about 1/100 of a Fish). The port city of Club Penguin also mints its own Coins, which are used widespread across the Sub-Antarctic Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula, where it is an accepted currency, alongside other members of the CP Gold Coin Alliance. Club Penguin Coins are also valued at the same amount as Fish for simplicity reasons.

The Private Sector constitutes roughly 81.4% of the economy, while the government accounts for 4.2%. The remaining 14.4% are local government activities.

Trade

SABER produces a majority of the economic growth seen by the United States, due to their control over the largest route. Their advancements in technology, however, has made a lot of their products in high demand in countries wanting a boost to their technological field, such as the teleporter, holographic newspapers, and the internet, although many countries have already developed their own version. Several tech companies have started up in the tech savvy areas of the U.S.A, looking to further improve on the conceptual technology being offered.

Exports

  • O'Berries
  • Oysters
  • Clam
  • Krill
  • Shrimp
  • Fish
  • Seaweed
  • Squid
  • Sea Grapes
  • Sea Lettuce
  • Teleportation Technology
  • Oil
  • Wood
  • Metals
  • Military Technology

Imports

  • Oil
  • Wood
  • Metals
  • Food
  • Military Technology
  • Other assorted fuels
  • Jewelry
  • Precious Metals (gold, silver, etc.)


Major Companies

Several homegrown companies have been successful in the United States of Antarctica. By far, the most successful is the Club Penguin Times, which has spread almost everywhere in the region, and offers true, unbiased views on today's top stories. They have been in business for 15 years, having gone over many name changes and restructuring of the company under Aunt Arctic's leadership. Today, they are flourishing and expanding rapidly, having gone into the holographic newspaper market just recently, trading paper for hologram.

It's worth noting the majority of teleportation companies as well, while not so big, are still expanding rapidly in growth, pioneering new wavelength transport technology for more efficient transport. The government's goal is to achieve 100 mile range of teleportation by the year 2020 using the top model of teleporters. Multiple companies have formed as a result of this industry, such as SonicGreen, the provider and operator of the Antarctic Teleporter Network, or ATN. They receive and distribute teleporters from Teleporters' INC., which operates a subdivision for Emperorlands known as Emperorlands Teleporters. Despite the monopoly held by these companies, however, several small teleport companies are popping up rapidly, such as TeleNet, which promise to be "biohazard free."

The United States of Antarctica also produces military technology under a division of Pulse Holdings called SnoBoll, a weapons company specializing in heavy defensive capabilities as well as utilizing the environment to their advantage. The government placed several heavy bids toward Pulse Holdings to establish a company to boost their military defenses after hearing good word from other nations regarding their technology. The company now exists as the word on environmental adaptive warfare, and is rising to become a key contractor for the USA.

Major Industries

The size and scale of the United States' economy allows for a wide variety of industries to grow, flourish and export goods all over the region to other companies.

Chemical products, such as oil, jet fuel, and ship fuel, are the leading manufacturing field in the economy. They are the largest producer of oil in the region, as well as the largest importer of this, mainly due to Antarctic Inc.'s large market share, being the largest company/conglomerate in the region. The agricultural sector is only taking up 1% of the GDP, however, losing out by a milestone to technology. The United States is the top producer of electricity in the region as well, using both nuclear, coal, and oil to power their enormous country.

Technology is the second leading in the economy, boasting 35% of the market. They're predominantly held by the two big corporations of the field: Micro Hard and Soft and Peach Inc., producing software for roughly 95% of the computer market at any given time. Coming in at a close third to Peach Inc. is Eureka!, Antarctica's only practical search engine, boasting a natural monopoly over the market. Snowtendo is the only company in the direct consumer entertainment and technology market, coming in at a 4th place. Other companies, such as TeleNet occupy this space.

Processed foods are 3rd, holding 10% of the market. The leading company to hold this would be Pizza 7, claiming to have "a branch in every city, literally," tying with the Pizza Parlor for first. McDoodles, however, has the title of a regionally recognized brand, having a huge profit, outweighing even some GDPs of countries.

Entertainment and Media hold the final 9% of the market share, split evenly by CBN and Penguin Network, with other companies having a minor part within the industry.

Citizens

Multiple polls and surveys show that roughly 1% - 9% of U.S.A citizens fall at or below poverty level ($5,000 - $7,000) on average across the entire continent, although in some areas, it changes by either +/- 2% - 4%. 60% of citizens fall at or below middle class level ($11,000 - $19,000) on average across the continent, but the range is increased in cities such as South Pole City, where the technology industries pays about 25% more on average. 30% of citizens fall at or below the upper class level ($19,000 - $100,000) on average across the continent, showing more numbers, again, in more developed areas. 1% of citizens are above the upper class level, breaking the charts ($100,000+). Antarctica has a problem with homelessness, seeing about 3% - 5% of the population of a given city out on the streets. The government is working on bringing this level down, however.

45% of the populace lives and works in high paying areas such as South Pole City or Eastbank, earning money in the top percentile. 25% live in the average areas of the continent, earning money within the second percentile, while 15% live and work in the poorer area, earning money in the third percentile. The remaining 15% are transient workers, who work based on where the jobs are currently. These numbers are accurate to +/- 3%.


Culture

Language

Celebration

Antarcticans celebrate things on a regular basis, though not as often as Club Penguinites. Due to the USA being such a melting pot, many foreign and random holidays are often celebrated across the nation, such as Valentine's Day, Pi Day (many for the Uber Bowl), Saint Patrick's Day, April Fools' Day, Easter, Saint Kermit's Day, and more. One holiday notably not celebrated anywhere in the country is Swissmass.

The USA also has some official holidays. School and some workplaces are closed during national holidays. States may have extra official holidays, which aren't listed here. The national holidays in the USA are:

Sports

Cuisine

Education

Demographics

Infrastructure

Energy

Science and technology

Consumer

Micro Hard and Soft's Logo.

The United States of Antarctica's technology comes primarily from Dorkugal, who sell their wares and inventions in exchange for more money for comics and other associated Dorkuguese goods. These goods can include the electronic newspaper (which are automatically updated with the latest news from around the region), a "pocket teleporter" to teleport the user to any location within a 5 mile radius from deployment, and other things. Aside from the aforementioned luxuries, citizens also have the standard Internet services (provided by programs such as Internet Explorer 767 and Mozilla FireLink), television, and communal teleportals. The USA's domestic tech capital is Hashville, Happyface State, with Snow Jose, Eastshield, also trying to catch up in technological innovation. The USA also gets some of its technology from the Culldrome Isles, specifically Circuit Valley.

Peach Inc.'s Logo.

Despite trailing behind technological powerhouses, such as Ed Island and Munijoch, the United States of Antarctica boasts quite a few technological gems of its own. Micro Hard and Soft and Peach Inc. rule over the mobile phone market, innovating constantly for a populace that wants the bleeding edge in technology. Their phones are widely acclaimed and sought after by numerous countries, and are the top choice for many governments of Antarctica due to their impenetrable security. In addition, Eureka!, developed inside the United States of Antarctica as well, holds the title of the only practical search engine, as well as most advanced and popular out of the rest of the competition. Entertainment companies, such as Snowtendo, are among the most popular creators of direct to consumer handhelds in all of Antarctica, as well as purveyors and pioneers in console gaming technology, a field occupied by few due to the fears associated with running a company solely off of entertainment and recreational technology. Despite this, they have one of the most advanced systems out there in their class.

Arguably the most important advancement made by the country was through the company of TeleNet, an artificial portal creation company, that specializes in teleportation through the use of portals. The portals, sold in pairs, allow the user to cross extremely long distances in a span of a few seconds, effectively eliminating the need for transportation, such as cars or trucks. Despite this, the country is slow to adapt the technology due to the associated fears with ripping holes through space. Telenet, however, assures the public that their portals are completely safe to use.

Military Technology

With the strongest military in the region by far, the United States of Antarctica relies on major advancements in Deletion Missile technology to defend the country from intruders, and has many such bases conveniently stationed around the country's key assets. Despite this, the military relies on brute power alone to get the job done, rather than simple strategy and technology to streamline and make the job easier. In an effort to modernize and revamp the military for the 21st century, they hired Pulse Holdings branch SnoBoll in an effort to develop adaptive defense technology to give the military new tech to work with, other than the rapidly aging Deletion Missile Defense System.

Their planes, carriers, and tanks are mostly standard for the time, although they are working to gather the resources necessary to properly update their equally aging fleet.

Research

The United States is on track to outpace many other countries in research and development, although it still trails countries that are leaps ahead of technology. Many universities in the country provide sizable grants for people to research and develop under the United States of Antarctica name. Many projects such as teleportals were created through pure United States research, although the country still outsources much of their development and research for technology. Scientists are among the highest paid in the region, falling short behind Dorkugal, Munijoch, Shops Island and Ed Island, although it should be noted that most of those countries have strict laws requiring the researcher to surrender intellectual property to the state if found to be beneficial to the advancement of the country. Conversely, the United States allows the researcher to keep full rights on their intellectual property, or sell it to the state for a large sum.

Scientists there frequently work on biological or chemical-based studies, with the results benefiting both in-state and out-of-state institutions. Such findings are frequently placed in books for study in foreign countries.


National symbols

Flags

The US' flag waving.

The main flag of the USA was adopted by the legislature and the judiciary soon after the Constitution was ratified. Known as the "Booyah Flag", it contains the nation's shortened motto, as well as a red puffle to represent courage and adventure, the year of the nation's "founding" (2000), and four sky and navy blue spaces representing courage, the sea, the principles upon which the country was founded, and peace.

The "War Flag".

A secondary flag is also occasionally used, known as the "War Flag" or the "Striped Flag". It was the banner used most often by the revolutionary forces, albeit with varying amounts of stripes. Antarctica is shown in the blue canton, representing an independent continent, while seven red and white stripes alternate, with each representing a state of the US. The colors red, white and blue were chosen based on the short-lived first flag used by the revolutionaries, and also on other popular flags of the time with the same colors. The colors would later be given meanings, the blue standing for perseverance and justice, white signifying purity and innocence, and red signifying hardiness and valor.

Foreign Relations

Country Relations Details
Mainland
East Pengolia
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Fair Despite their ideological differences, and East Pengolia's hatred for the capitalist superpower, the USA tries to maintain a fair relationship with the small Free Republic. In secret, the US supports the coup of Communism in the country and a Pengolian reunification, and have tried numerous times to overthrow Bolsheevic.
Freezeland
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Excellent Since Freezeland signed the Treaty of Dorkugal in 2003, the two nations have been close allies, through multiple invasions and a civil war. They both share the responsibility of protecting the US state of Wedell, and since the Frosian War the USA has helped Freezeland modernize their military.
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Polaris
Good The separation of Polaris from the United States sparked significant hostility between the governments in 2011. The United States continues to occupy an important, though largely ceremonial position in Polaris' constitutional order. There has been a noticeable détente between the two governments with increased economic integration and trade in the mid-2010s.
Other Free Republics
Dorkugal
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Excellent
Tropicalis
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Great Both of the countries have grown close as allies and have memberships in several continent-wide organizations including the Free Republic Union. Former Presidents Spike Hike and Billybob have both met with Tropicalis' president, Penguino Lagois IV on numerous instances, whether it be individual meetings between the two countries or UAN gatherings.
Ninja Archipelago
Castilla
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Good
Liguria
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Good
Lisboagal
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Good
Puffle'and
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Fair
Rusca
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Fair
Snowzerland
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Bad
Asiapelago
Japaland
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Great
North Joseon
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Horrible
Shops Island
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Excellent
South Joseon
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Excellent
Zhou
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Good
Others
Acadia
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Poor The countries once had great relations, stemming from their joint effort to gain independence from the Puffish. However, once Acadia started growing more powerful, they became overconfident in their own abilities and turned their back on the USA and its allies. It started after Acadia joined the Western Union in 2015, after which they joined the Bow Tie War and quickly grew hatred for Dorkugal, who was only protecting their territory. Relations completely deteriorated after Acadia left the Free Republic Union in late 2016, against their citizens wishes, and threw numerous insults at the USA because Megg won the 2016 Presidential Election. US troops have been on the US-Acadian border since then, similar to troops on the US-E. Pengolian border.
Calada
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Great
Margate
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Good
UnitedTerra
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Excellent
United Provinces
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Good The relations between the two countries are great and they actively cooperate on bringing down terrorism worldwide and the USA proudly supports the "Western Union project". The United States, however, thinks the United Provinces relies too much on and protects Acadia too much, who the United States currently seems to dislike. The United Provinces, nevertheless, trades with the United States often and the two often cooperate on various Antarctic issues. Recently, Presidents Megg and Simon McClark met in Shiverpool on 19 April 2017, where they discussed various Antarctic issues and Acadian refusal to accept the US election results.

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