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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: The Alterran Confederacy

Regional Influence: Zero

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The Grey Wardens of Upper Michigania is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Summer Agireul with an iron fist, and remarkable for its fear of technology, ubiquitous missile silos, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 3.49 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 75.8%.

The frighteningly efficient Upper Michiganian economy, worth 530 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, quite specialized 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 152,039 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.1 times as much as the poorest.

Diplomats in Upper Michigania are furious at constant police surveillance, human sacrifice to the metaphorical altar of Mammon ensures national prosperity, beating enemies to death with a baseball bat is legal if done within nine innings, and ceremonial zweihänders are used in holy rituals. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Upper Michigania's national animal is the gryphon, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Defending the Many Regions of the World.

Upper Michigania is ranked 233,588th in the world and 5th in The Alterran Confederacy for Most Inclusive, scoring 20.76 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

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Most Primitive: 228thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 734thMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,167thMost Devout: 1,306thHighest Crime Rates: 1,848thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 3,639thMost Avoided: 3,767thLargest Black Market: 4,539thLargest Retail Industry: 5,006thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,232ndLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 5,365thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,481stFattest Citizens: 6,044thMost Rebellious Youth: 6,304thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,223rdMost Corrupt Governments: 8,232ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 8,478thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 9,420thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 9,966thMost Subsidized Industry: 10,585thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,600thMost Cultured: 10,940thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,130thMost Armed: 12,234thTop
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Most Patriotic: 12,643rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 12,996thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 13,290thHighest Average Incomes: 13,630thMost Advanced Public Transport: 13,736thHighest Poor Incomes: 16,716thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 17,924thHighest Average Tax Rates: 19,136thMost Efficient Economies: 20,004thLargest Governments: 20,209th

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Endorsements Received: 2 » Jevron and Panthalassa-Pangaea.