Antarctica (pronounced /ænˈtɑrtɨkə/ or /ænˈtɑrktɨkə/ ( listen))[2][3][4] is Earth's southernmost continent, encapsulating the South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the southern hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. At 14.0 million km2 (5.4 million sq mi), it is the fifth-largest continent in area after Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. About 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice that averages at least 1.6 kilometres (1.0 mi) in thickness.Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents.[5] Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200 mm (8 inches) along the coast and far less inland.[6] The temperature in Antarctica can reach -89 degrees Celsius (-129 degrees Fahrenheit). There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Only cold-adapted plants and animals survive there, including penguins, seals, nematodes, tardigrades, mites, many types of algae and other microorganisms, and tundra vegetation.Although myths and speculation about a Terra Australis ("Southern Land") date back to antiquity, the first confirmed sighting of the continent is commonly accepted to have occurred in 1820 by the Russian expedition of Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev. The continent, however, remained largely neglected for the rest of the 19th century because of its hostile environment, lack of resources, and isolation. The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by 12 countries; to date, 47 countries have signed the treaty. The treaty prohibits military activities and mineral mining, prohibits nuclear blasts and power, supports scientific research, and protects the continent's ecozone. Ongoing experiments are conducted by more than 4,000 scientists of many nationalities and with various research interests.[1]

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✪Sgt_Jenci21✪ Dec 21 2013, 1:59pm says:

Once we will get you!!! Moddb.com (jk, please don't downvote me because that xD)

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TheZealot
TheZealot Aug 24 2013, 1:36pm says:

WHY BE PART OF THE WESTERN OR EASTERN WORLD, WHEN YOU CAN BECOME PART OF THE SOUTHERN WORLD? ANTARCTICA: THE TRUE FREE NATION!

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TheZealot
TheZealot Aug 23 2013, 2:46am says:

PEACE AND PROSPERITY: THE ANTARCTICAN WAY! BECOME AN ANTARCTICAN TODAY!

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TheZealot
TheZealot Aug 22 2013, 12:38am says:

ANTARCTICA WILL NOT SUBMIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS MENACE!

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TheZealot
TheZealot Aug 18 2013, 11:49am says:

Antarctica is the greatest nation in the world. Antarctica is the one and only truly free nation. Antarctica ***** all over the false Democracy that is displayed in the UN countries.

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Héllalujah!
Héllalujah! Apr 8 2013, 8:45am says:

Greeting To Antarctica! =D =P XD

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FILM_Smartson
FILM_Smartson Mar 22 2013, 7:17am says:

Nazi Penguins went into my igloo and arrested me for framing Hitler, i was sent to their jail and stayed there for 2 years, i realize that my tongue is hot so i licked all the ice wall and escaped, after that, i went to my battleship and sailed back to philippines.

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pjdman44
pjdman44 Mar 29 2013, 8:32am replied:

You live in Philippines?

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pjdman44
pjdman44 Mar 7 2013, 3:15am replied:

Recon team has just uploaded an image of the Penguin army's elite airborne infantry
Commander eliminate them for Antartica
Show them the Grand Strategy of Antartica
We shall grant you the highest technological clearance to eliminate them
Force Recon teams will be coming from Bermuda triangle
Air Support will be coming from Bermuda triangle

Santa Claus out
From the north pole

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