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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, devout nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 25.603 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.

Bear racing stadiums are open 24/7, university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts, the Great Midlands Desert is reputedly the most uninhabitable place in the region, and the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit. 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 14,010th in the world for Most Extreme, scoring 31 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 10 hours ago

  • 29 minutes ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the alarmingly racist TV show 'Bigtopians Say the Darndest Things' is a hit.
  • 12 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the Great Midlands Desert is reputedly the most uninhabitable place in the region.
  • 1 day ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, university graduates and new home-owners toil in labour camps to work off their debts.
  • 2 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, bear racing stadiums are open 24/7.
  • 3 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, curtailed social programs have left many citizens bereft of any safety net.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, students are wary of colorfully decorated new teachers with names like Professor Pipsqueak.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, voting is voluntary.
  • 5 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, legislation sometimes has to battle through weeks of filibustering to pass.
  • 6 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the military has had to quell a recent insurrection by uninsured revolutionaries.

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