The Federal Republic of United States of Michelus
“In God We Trust”
|Category: Corporate Bordello|
Location: the South Pacific
Regional Influence: Unproven
The Federal Republic of United States of Michelus is a huge, efficient nation, renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, frequent executions, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 363 million Michelians are effectively ruled by a group of massive corporations, who run for political office and provide their well-off citizens with world-class goods and services. Their poorer citizens, however, are mostly starving to death while being urged to go out and get real jobs. The populace has reasonably extensive civil rights, although these are mostly aimed at allowing them to buy whatever they like.
The tiny government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Healthcare, and Spirituality. The average income tax rate is 8.4%.
The very strong Michelian economy, worth 23.7 trillion US Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Woodchip Exports, Information Technology, and Door-to-door Insurance Sales. Average income is 65,161 US Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.5 times as much as the poorest.
All major public areas are watched by police surveillance cameras, military spending is on the increase, the government is engaging in an agricultural trade war with Maxtopia, and the United States of Michelus Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon'. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate, with the police force struggling against a lack of funding and a high mortality rate. United States of Michelus's national animal is the Bald Eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : United States of Michelus was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Pizza Delivery Sector.
- : United States of Michelus's influence in The South Pacific rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : United States of Michelus relocated from Land Of Conservatives to The South Pacific.
- : United States of Michelus's influence in Land Of Conservatives rose from "Eminence Grise" to "Powerbroker".
- : United States of Michelus's influence in Land Of Conservatives rose from "Dealmaker" to "Eminence Grise".
- : United States of Michelus's influence in Land Of Conservatives rose from "Zero" to "Dealmaker".
- : United States of Michelus relocated from Alliance Of Regions to Land Of Conservatives.
- : The Federal Republic of US of-A dismissed United States of Michelus as Vice-Delegate of Land Of Conservatives.
- : United States of Michelus relocated from Land Of Conservatives to Alliance Of Regions.
- : United States of Michelus proposed constructing embassies between Land Of Conservatives and Alliance Of Regions.