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Largest Retail Industry: 2,367thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,413thFattest Citizens: 3,024th
The Peripatetic Praise-giver of
Iron Fist Consumerists
The middle bit is the best.
Influence
Minnow
Region
Civil Rights
Rare
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Middlemidden

Population7.134 billion

CapitalPerineum
LeaderMalcolm

Currencyperfectly balanced golden frog
Animalvacillating varmint

The Peripatetic Praise-giver of Middlemidden is a colossal, cultured nation, ruled by Malcolm with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, ubiquitous missile silos, and triple-decker prams. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 7.134 billion Middlemid Guardians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Perineum. The average income tax rate is 55.5%.

The frighteningly efficient Middenish economy, worth 847 trillion perfectly balanced golden frogs a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 118,790 perfectly balanced golden frogs, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.1 times as much as the poorest.

Teen parties are often ruined by wet blanket chaperones, behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income, and the countryside is shrouded by wind farms. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Middlemidden's national animal is the vacillating varmint, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Middlemidden is ranked 41,762nd in the world and 201st in Forest for Most Developed, scoring 68.68 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Retail Industry: 2,367thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2,413thFattest Citizens: 3,024thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4,975thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 5,114thSafest: 6,576thNudest: 7,002ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 8,395thLargest Mining Sector: 8,957thTop
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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 18,708thMost Efficient Economies: 19,443rdMost Avoided: 21,559thMost Patriotic: 21,752ndHighest Economic Output: 22,730th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 14th in the regionFattest Citizens: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 17th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 18th in the regionNudest: 20th in the regionTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 27th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 30th in the regionMost Avoided: 33rd in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 44th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Middlemidden was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Conservative.
  • : Middlemidden was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Patriotic.
  • : Middlemidden was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Middlemidden, the countryside is shrouded by wind farms.
  • : Following new legislation in Middlemidden, traffic cops spend most of their work-hours calculating citizens' monthly income.
  • : Following new legislation in Middlemidden, behind every great person are three dozen other people passing great memos.
  • : Following new legislation in Middlemidden, teen parties are often ruined by wet blanket chaperones.
  • : Following new legislation in Middlemidden, both criminals and civilians are DOA.
  • : Following new legislation in Middlemidden, politicians literally speak literally.
  • : Middlemidden was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Retail Industry and the Top 5% for Safest.

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