The United States of
Corporate Bordello
Don't just do something - stand there
Regional Influence
Superpower
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
World Benchmark

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The United States of Midlands is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its deadly medical pandemics, daily referendums, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 26.64 billion Midlandsians 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 minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Midlandsian economy, worth an astonishing 15,540 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 Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Book Publishing. Average income is a breathtaking 583,370 sand dollars, but there is a large disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,025,388 per year while the poor average 60,949, a ratio of 49.6 to 1.

The government is seen to favor Catholics, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes, and most of the military's funding goes into researching space-age weaponry. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force. Midlands's national animal is the bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Midlands is ranked 1st in Korel and 42nd in the world for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 29 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 21 hours ago

  • 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, most of the military's funding goes into researching space-age weaponry.
  • 1 day 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, prominent cultural symbols are featured on the backs of cereal boxes.
  • 1 day 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, violently opinionated speakers can be heard preaching their hateful views on every street corner.
  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the government is seen to favor Catholics.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, new urban roads are threatening city parks.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, billions are being spent on a new island airport.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, Midlands-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, factories are regularly demolished to make way for low-cost housing areas.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the Midlands Automotive Racing Series draws millions of spectators annually while those near the tracks complain about the noise.

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