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The United States of Midlands

“Don't just do something - stand there”

Category: Capitalizt
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Excellent

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: Korel

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The United States of Midlands is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 24.687 billion enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, corrupt, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Defence, Law & Order, and Commerce. Income tax is unheard of. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, followed by Arms Manufacturing and Book Publishing.

Euthanasia is illegal, bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers', computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails, and the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars. Crime is crippling. Midlands's national animal is the bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its currency is the sand dollar.

Midlands is ranked 1st in Korel and 174th in the world for Highest Police Ratios, scoring 937 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the streets are increasingly clogged with poverty-stricken beggars.
  • 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • 15 hours ago: Midlands fell out of the regional Top 5% for Highest Police Ratios.
  • 1 day 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, bombs are permitted on planes for the 'security of the passengers'.
  • 1 day 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, euthanasia is illegal.
  • 2 days 1 hour ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, cities are engulfed by smog.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Midlands fell out of the world Top 5% for Most Politically Free.
  • 2 days 15 hours ago: Midlands fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Politically Free.
  • 3 days 4 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, eminent domain has been abolished.
  • 3 days 16 hours ago: Midlands was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Capitalizt".

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