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Largest Retail Industry: 324thMost Primitive: 563rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 647th
The Democratic States of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Unity, Discipline, Work
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Below Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Middle South Hill

Population15.751 billion

CapitalHilltop

Currencydollar
Animalbeaver

The Democratic States of Middle South Hill is a gargantuan, efficient nation, notable for its frequent executions, compulsory military service, and fear of technology. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 15.751 billion Middle South Hillians are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government prioritizes Administration, with Industry and Defense also on the agenda. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Hilltop. The average income tax rate is 36.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Middle South Hillian economy, worth a remarkable 2,369 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Retail, Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Furniture Restoration. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 150,457 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The recent ban on computers is causing havoc throughout the nation, it is impossible to get any work done as auditors swarm every inch of government factories and mines, cremation is compulsory for the deceased, and teachers are dying as they attempt to read 500 word essays without pausing for breath. Crime is a major problem, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Middle South Hill's national animal is the beaver, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Middle South Hill is ranked 290,415th in the world and 84th in The Free Nations Region for Lowest Crime Rates, with 30.9 law-abiding acts per hour.

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Largest Retail Industry: 324thMost Primitive: 563rdMost Ignorant Citizens: 647thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,391stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 1,469thMost Avoided: 1,475thMost Corrupt Governments: 1,728thFattest Citizens: 2,329thTop
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Largest Black Market: 3,736thHighest Crime Rates: 4,341stLargest Mining Sector: 5,824thHighest Disposable Incomes: 7,382ndRudest Citizens: 7,459thMost Stationary: 8,095thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 8,311thHighest Economic Output: 9,985thMost Influential: 11,764thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,888thMost Subsidized Industry: 13,893rdTop
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Most Armed: 18,303rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,628thMost Efficient Economies: 18,796thMost Patriotic: 21,262ndHighest Average Incomes: 22,427thLargest Populations: 24,888thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 27,957th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Stationary: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 2nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 3rd in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Primitive: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 4th in the regionFattest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionTop
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Rudest Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 7th in the regionMost Armed: 8th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Middle South Hill, teachers are dying as they attempt to read 500 word essays without pausing for breath.
  • : Following new legislation in Middle South Hill, cremation is compulsory for the deceased.
  • : Following new legislation in Middle South Hill, it is impossible to get any work done as auditors swarm every inch of government factories and mines.
  • : Following new legislation in Middle South Hill, the recent ban on computers is causing havoc throughout the nation.
  • : Middle South Hill was reclassified from "Father Knows Best State" to "Corrupt Dictatorship".
  • : Middle South Hill was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Advanced Defense Forces.
  • : Following new legislation in Middle South Hill, war criminals are given full state funerals.
  • : Following new legislation in Middle South Hill, evenings at university debating societies often end with everyone acknowledging both sides may well be right.
  • : Following new legislation in Middle South Hill, truancy levels are on the rise ever since school registers were banned.
  • : Following new legislation in Middle South Hill, witches' brews set off Geiger counters.

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