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The United States of Midlands

“Don't just do something - stand there”

Category: Capitalist Paradise
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Superpower

Location: Korel

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The United States of Midlands is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, sprawling nuclear power plants, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 26.431 billion Midlandsians are either ruled by a sleek, efficient government or a conglomerate of multinational corporations; it's difficult to tell which.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business 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 15,393 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 582,413 sand dollars, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 3,607,725 per year while the poor average 40,566, a ratio of 88.9 to 1.

The government funds private schools for intellectually gifted children, the workforce is almost entirely made up of slave labour, the government is outsourcing itself, and tourists outnumber citizens two to one. 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 7th in Korel and 116,250th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring -783 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 hours ago

  • 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the government is outsourcing itself.
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Midlands was reclassified from "Capitalizt" to "Capitalist Paradise".
  • 1 day 7 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the workforce is almost entirely made up of slave labour.
  • 1 day 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the government funds private schools for intellectually gifted children.
  • 2 days 17 hours ago: Midlands fell out of the world Top 1% for Most Devout.
  • 2 days 18 hours ago: Midlands fell out of the regional Top 10% for Most Devout.
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Midlands was reclassified from "Anarchy" to "Capitalizt".
  • 2 days 19 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, politicians live in abject luxury.
  • 3 days 18 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the people are furious with the government for allowing citizens to be executed for petty crimes in foreign countries.

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