Antarctica

Antarctica

Antarctica
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Population less than 10,000
SINless Population (est.) 1%
Per Capita Income Inapplicable
Below Poverty Level 0%
Megacorporate Affiliation 97%
Education:
GED 13%
4 year degree 47%
Masters or higher 40%
Major Language English
Currency Nuyen
Largest Base McMurdo

Antarctica is big, chummers: 14 million square kilometers of Ice and rock as far south as you can get. If you're looking for a spot to get away from the masses of metahumanlty, this Is your dream come true—even with the recent Influx of outsiders. there are no more than 10,000 Individuals on the entire continent (and less than 5,000 during the winter). That's a population density that makes Greenland look like a crowded metropolis. There are times when it seems like a bit more, though, since 99 percent of the chumps out here are located on the coasts.

The Antarctica Treaty, signed by a bunch of major nations way back In 1959. established a legal framework for managing Antarctica, so that all the countries could share it like good little kids. The Treaty banned military activity, weapons testing, dumping and resource exploitation.

That lasted until around 2006, when the Resource Rush put all the corps in a frenzy. The Treaty was effectively shredded, and some corps moved in to do oil surveying. But conducting operations was a bit more costly and difficult than they had expected, especially with some pissed off eco-radicals sabotaging everything they could (and in Antarctica's extreme conditions, It's very easy for things to go fatally wrong). The corps kept at it anyway until the Awakening hit. Like everywhere else In the world, Antarctica got its shakeup - mostly severe storms, wind and ice - but it was enough to send most corps packing.

In the few decades since, activity in the Antarctic has started to pick up again. With no treaty to protect it, the corps have free rein, but they've found that the weather, the eco-activists and the other residents have a way of keeping them in check.

There are over two dozen research stations in Antarctica - many located along the coast in the same spots where the nineteenth and twentieth century posts were constructed. You can always tell the difference between the scientific research stations (operating on shoestring budgets and grants) and the megacorp sites (with all the modern amenities and security).

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