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The United States of Midlands

“Don't just do something - stand there”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
World Benchmark
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Widely Abused

Location: Capitalist Paradise

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

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The United States of Midlands is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, national health service, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 38.804 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, prioritizes Industry, although Defense, Law & Order, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Midlandsian economy, worth an astonishing 28,684 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 739,206 sand dollars, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,707,275 per year while the poor average 143,019, a ratio of 18.9 to 1.

Government ministers are regularly seen in the streets confessing their sins and hammering missiles into plow-shares, employers may fire workers without giving any reason, citizens recently voted in favour of declaring bubblewrap an 'abomination of nature', and towns are often run by puppets. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Midlands's national animal is the bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Midlands is ranked 219,212th in the world and 337th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 1.76 Tourists Per Hour.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rdMost Efficient Economies: 6thRudest Citizens: 8thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9thLargest Populations: 13thMost Avoided: 13thLargest Retail Industry: 14thFattest Citizens: 22ndHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 23rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 26thHighest Disposable Incomes: 29thHighest Economic Output: 30thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 30thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 34thLargest Agricultural Sector: 54thHighest Average Incomes: 59thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 70thLargest Mining Sector: 74thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 76thMost Valuable International Artwork: 82ndLargest Publishing Industry: 103rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 139thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 142ndLargest Gambling Industry: 155thSmartest Citizens: 217thMost Scientifically Advanced: 219thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 242ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 252ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 294thMost Subsidized Industry: 834thLargest Governments: 1,215thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,704thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,995thTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,275thHighest Poor Incomes: 4,289thSafest: 4,860thLargest Black Market: 7,442ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,804thLowest Crime Rates: 8,967thLargest Insurance Industry: 9,483rdTop
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Most Armed: 11,474thHighest Drug Use: 14,436thMost Politically Free: 14,593rdMost Stationary: 15,307thMost Pro-Market: 17,346thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,419thMost Influential: 17,545thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 20,654thMost Extreme: 21,263rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,822nd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionMost Extreme: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 10th in the regionSafest: 10th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 13th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 17th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 22nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 26th in the region

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