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Largest Retail Industry: 2,406thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,455thFattest Citizens: 3,551st
The Peripatetic Praise-giver of
Corrupt Dictatorship
The middle bit is the best.
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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Middlemidden

Population5.078 billion

CapitalPerineum
LeaderMalcolm

Currencyperfectly balanced golden frog
Animalvacillating varmint

The Peripatetic Praise-giver of Middlemidden is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Malcolm with an iron fist, and remarkable for its keen interest in outer space, state-planned economy, and ubiquitous missile silos. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 5.078 billion Middlemid Guardians 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, socially-minded, 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 53.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Middenish economy, worth 575 trillion perfectly balanced golden frogs 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Retail, Information Technology, Woodchip Exports, and Uranium Mining. 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 113,305 perfectly balanced golden frogs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

They say that Middlemid Guardians made a dessert and called it peace, RPG fans reminisce fondly about when people thought they were evil and dangerous rather than geeky and socially inept, a three-year-old has been selected to run the civil service, and soylent products are an expensive commodity due to a lack of volunteers. 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 206,538th in the world and 11th in Alcohol for Most Stationary, with 1.29571444852 Days.

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Largest Retail Industry: 2,406thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3,455thFattest Citizens: 3,551stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3,767thMost Avoided: 4,809thNudest: 6,114thLargest Mining Sector: 9,261stHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 9,856thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,697thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,990thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,872ndLargest Black Market: 15,504thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,079th
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Highest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the region

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