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The Grey Wardens of Upper Michigania

“Eshialand's Guardian Puppet”

Category: Mother Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Outlawed

Location: L DuF

Regional Influence: Ambassador

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The Grey Wardens of Upper Michigania is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Queen Summer Agireul with an iron fist, and remarkable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, rampant corporate plagiarism, and anti-smoking policies. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 4.739 billion Upper Michiganians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marquette. The average income tax rate is 78.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Upper Michiganian economy, worth 747 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Retail, Basket Weaving, and Woodchip Exports. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 157,691 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Small children are learning a lot of new words from a teacher with Tourette Syndrome, a large-scale revitalization of the education system is underway, the might of the entire Upper Michiganian Navy is focused on fifty bemused spear-throwing islanders, and Harry Potter books are banned. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Upper Michigania's national animal is the gryphon and its national religion is Defending the Many Regions of the World.

Upper Michigania is ranked 68,758th in the world and 1st in L DuF for Most World Assembly Endorsements, with zero valid endorsements.

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Most Primitive: 318thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 657thMost Devout: 1,231stMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,389thHighest Crime Rates: 2,220thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,857thLargest Black Market: 4,033rdMost Avoided: 4,501stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,024thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,356thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,429thFattest Citizens: 5,773rdLargest Retail Industry: 6,039thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6,348thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,186thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,197thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,055thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 9,137thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,019thMost Cultured: 10,560thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,606thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 11,135thMost Armed: 12,774thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,167thHighest Average Incomes: 13,454thTop
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Most Advanced Public Transport: 14,217thMost Valuable International Artwork: 14,783rdHighest Poor Incomes: 14,907thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 16,055thMost Patriotic: 16,290thHighest Average Tax Rates: 17,444thLargest Governments: 19,857thMost Efficient Economies: 21,405th

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