|Category: New York Times Democracy|
Regional Influence: Minnow
Location: Capitalist Paradise
The United States of Mike the Progressive is a colossal, safe nation, ruled by President Robot Nixon with a fair hand, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space. Its hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 5.927 billion enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.
It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it juggles the competing demands of Education, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Twin Peaks. The average income tax rate is 28%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Information Technology industry, followed by Book Publishing and Pizza Delivery.
Citizens applying for their first jobs face fierce competition from the homeless, a niche industry catering to S&M enthusiasts has sprung up, the government has enacted freedom of information, and the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes. Crime is well under control, thanks to the all-pervasive 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 widespread deforestation, its national religion is Roman Catholicism, and its currency is the USD.
Most Recent Government Activity: 19 days ago
- 1 day 21 hours ago: Mike the Progressive was endorsed by The Federal Republic of Poopsancagizal.
- 8 days ago: Mike the Progressive fell out of the world Top 10% for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- 13 days ago: Mike the Progressive was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Crazium Imperatum.
- 16 days ago: Mike the Progressive was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Average (last census: Top 1%).
- 16 days ago: Mike the Progressive was ranked in the Top 5% of the region for Most Average.
- 16 days ago: Mike the Progressive was endorsed by The CID WA Puppet of UNDelegate.
- 17 days ago: Mike the Progressive was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Cultured (last census: Top 10%).
- 17 days ago: Mike the Progressive was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Cultured.
- 19 days ago: Mike the Progressive was endorsed by The Republic of Namayapata.
- 19 days ago: Following new legislation in Mike the Progressive, the nation is ravaged by daily union strikes.
Endorsements Received: 23 » Derivative, Indian Empire, DWAsnia, Burtonia WA Embassy, Crystal Sea, Microsol, Eaglais, GabeWorld, Tyzoid, Demonslove, New Cathedra, Panageadom, United Kodiaks, Shadow Afforess, Rashaulgia, NoZombieMen, Acario, Lun Noir, Casa Blanca, Nationalist Nation, UNDelegate, Crazium Imperatum, and Poopsancagizal.