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Highest Poor Incomes: 3,451st Largest Manufacturing Sector: 3,991st Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,464th
The Empire of
Democratic Socialists
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Influence
Dealmaker
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Economy
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Midgari

Population8.124 billion

CapitalAlexandria
LeaderMalcom Arnold

CurrencyEuro
AnimalFerret

The Empire of Midgari is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Malcom Arnold with an even hand, and notable for its compulsory military service, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, humorless, devout population of 8.124 billion Midgaris are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Industry, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Alexandria. The average income tax rate is 68.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Midgarian economy, worth a remarkable 1,497 trillion Euros 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 Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, Tourism, 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 184,383 Euros, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary, brave curators do battle with disorganised government libraries, and students who refuse to pray are expelled from school. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Midgari's national animal is the Ferret, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Midgari is ranked 152,286th in the world and 9th in New Coalition of Nations for Lowest Overall Tax Burden, scoring -71.97 on the Hayek Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 3,451stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3,991stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 4,464thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 4,774thMost Efficient Economies: 5,144thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,946thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 6,850thLargest Black Market: 6,957thLargest Mining Sector: 7,232ndHighest Average Incomes: 7,329thMost Scientifically Advanced: 7,338thTop
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Highest Economic Output: 8,589thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,937thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,374thLargest Information Technology Sector: 9,549thMost Developed: 9,848thSmartest Citizens: 10,567thLargest Governments: 11,314thLowest Crime Rates: 11,383rdMost Inclusive: 11,983rdHealthiest Citizens: 12,821stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15,228thNudest: 15,622ndLargest Insurance Industry: 15,953rdLongest Average Lifespans: 16,179thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 16,379thMost Advanced Public Education: 16,487th

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Midgari, students who refuse to pray are expelled from school.
  • : Following new legislation in Midgari, brave curators do battle with disorganised government libraries.
  • : Following new legislation in Midgari, government bureaucrats shut down teenage yard-raking businesses for being counter-revolutionary.
  • : Following new legislation in Midgari, doctors prescribe medicines but they rarely dispense hope or compassion.
  • : Following new legislation in Midgari, government workers are more efficient and more unhappy than ever.
  • : Midgari's influence in New Coalition of Nations fell from "Enforcer" to "Dealmaker".
  • : Midgari's influence in New Coalition of Nations rose from "Dealmaker" to "Enforcer".
  • : Following new legislation in Midgari, street crime is on the rise as police officers spend most of their time in prisons.
  • : Following new legislation in Midgari, doctors prescribe videos of political debates to patients with insomnia.
  • : Following new legislation in Midgari, the tribal zone has been opened to up to 'economic interest' groups.

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