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The United States of Midlands

“Don't just do something - stand there”

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
Superb
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Korel

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The United States of Midlands is a gargantuan, economically powerful nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 26.012 billion Midlandsians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

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.

The government has enacted freedom of information, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Midlands's many privately-owned prisons, and the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny. Crime is crippling. Midlands's national animal is the bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the sand dollar.

Midlands is ranked 1st in Korel and 88th in the world for Largest Information Technology Sector, scoring 33 on the Fann-Boi Productivity Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 5 hours ago

  • 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the nation refuses to discard its increasingly useless penny.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Midlands was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • 1 day 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, hundreds of thousands of convicts work as slaves in Midlands's many privately-owned prisons.
  • 2 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the nanny industry has had a boom after maternity leave was recently banned.
  • 3 days 8 hours ago: Midlands was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • 3 days 9 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the government has enacted freedom of information.
  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, Midlands-made cars tend to catch fire in people's driveways.
  • 3 days 21 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, Midlands Barrier Island residents anxiously await their 'Bridge to Somewhere'.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the adult unemployment rate nears 100% as all available jobs have been filled by young children.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, graffiti graces every city's streets.

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