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The United States of Midlands

“Don't just do something - stand there”

Category: Corporate Bordello
Civil Rights:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

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 keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 25.287 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.

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.

Inheritance tax has recently been abolished, citizens are frequently held up at gunpoint by their local pizza delivery boys, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation, and most people suffer from some form of hearing loss. 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 12th in Korel and 111,176th in the world for Least Corrupt Governments, scoring -381 on the Inverse Mugabe Relativity Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 2 hours ago

  • 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss.
  • 1 day 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, several citizens have complained about scientists abducting their pets for experimentation.
  • 1 day 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, citizens are frequently held up at gunpoint by their local pizza delivery boys.
  • 2 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, inheritance tax has recently been abolished.
  • 2 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, computer users are buried daily in thousands of unsolicited emails.
  • 3 days 2 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, record sales of 'child-whacking sticks' have been reported.
  • 3 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, Animal Liberationists are regularly jailed.
  • 3 days 14 hours ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, the government is outsourcing itself.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Midlands, travellers are often forcibly evicted by torch-bearing mobs.
  • 5 days ago: Midlands was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Largest Retail Industry.

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