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The United States of Midlands

“Don't just do something - stand there”

Category: Anarchy
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Location: Capitalist Paradise

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner


The United States of Midlands is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, daily referendums, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 35.939 billion Midlandsians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Midlandsian economy, worth an astonishing 24,573 trillion sand dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 683,748 sand dollars, with the richest citizens earning 7.9 times as much as the poorest.

Citizens finish cleaning up after the annual National Treasure Hunt just in time for the next one, the army spends more time producing 'romantic videos' than actually training soldiers, no-one can foil the ambitions of Big Aluminium, and citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature'. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Midlands's national animal is the bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Midlands is ranked 23rd in the world and 3rd in Capitalist Paradise for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring 2,631.14 on the Hayek Index.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10thLargest Populations: 13thMost Avoided: 14thLargest Retail Industry: 14thFattest Citizens: 17thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21stRudest Citizens: 22ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 23rdHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rdHighest Economic Output: 30thHighest Disposable Incomes: 31stHighest Average Incomes: 58thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 67thLargest Mining Sector: 75thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 77thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 88thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 100thLargest Publishing Industry: 109thLargest Gambling Industry: 146thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 193rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 202ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 250thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 267thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 358thMost Scientifically Advanced: 358thSmartest Citizens: 405thHighest Poor Incomes: 766thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,368thMost Efficient Economies: 1,608thTop
Largest Governments: 2,209thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,749thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,990thMost Devout: 2,999thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,444thSafest: 3,654thLargest Black Market: 4,977thTop
Nudest: 8,757thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,848thLowest Crime Rates: 12,354thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,762nd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
Largest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionNudest: 18th in the regionLargest Black Market: 19th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 22nd in the region

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