The United States of Mike the Progressive is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Robot Nixon with an even hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, smutty television, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cheerful population of 8.427 billion Mike the Progressiveans have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.
The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Twin Peaks. The average income tax rate is 15.1%, but much higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Mike the Progressivean economy, worth a remarkable 1,009 trillion USDS a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Soda Sales, and Retail. Average income is an impressive 119,789 USDS, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.
Scenic beaches are now protected by massive concrete walls, the nation has welcomed its expats back with open arms, motorcycle riders are required to wear so much gear they've been nicknamed "Stay Pufts", and former school buses now regularly shuttle kids to the nearest shopping centers to work. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Mike the Progressive's national animal is the bald eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Roman Catholicism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Mike the Progressive's influence in Westphalia rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
- : Mike the Progressive was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Average.
- : Mike the Progressive's influence in Westphalia rose from "Minnow" to "Sprat".
- : Mike the Progressive's influence in Westphalia rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Mike the Progressive's influence in Westphalia rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Mike the Progressive's influence in Westphalia rose from "Zero" to "Newcomer".
- : Mike the Progressive relocated from Lazarus to Westphalia.
- : Mike the Progressive altered its national flag.
- : Mike the Progressive's influence in Lazarus rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Mike the Progressive's influence in Lazarus rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".