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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 850th Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,042nd Most Efficient Economies: 1,163rd
The Susan Tankatha Johnson of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Enemies of the union shall burn.
Influence
Auxiliary
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Good

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Midland South States

Population19.838 billion

CapitalOured
LeaderJohannes Houchens
Faitha major religion

CurrencyNorCon Dollar
Animalspace invader

The Susan Tankatha Johnson of Midland South States is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Johannes Houchens with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, compulsory military service, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed, humorless population of 19.838 billion Midland South Statesians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The large, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, with Education, Law & Order, and Social Policy also on the agenda, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Oured. The average income tax rate is 98.4%.

The frighteningly efficient Midland South Statesian economy, worth a remarkable 4,292 trillion NorCon Dollars a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 216,390 NorCon Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Dubiously qualified Skandilundian barristers keep referring to laws as 'government guidelines', Midland South Statesians are regularly fired for looking at MyFace during their lunch breaks, authorities are looking for a stool pigeon to rat out who is stealing food from pigeon toilets, and the phrase 'spreading like wildfire' is no longer in the public lexicon. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Midland South States's national animal is the space invader, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is a major religion.

Midland South States is ranked 152,718th in the world and 31st in International Northwestern Union for Most Primitive, scoring -359.23 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 850thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,042ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,163rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1,252ndHealthiest Citizens: 1,299thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,489thLowest Crime Rates: 1,490thLargest Governments: 1,497thTop
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Most Influential: 1,778thHighest Economic Output: 1,845thHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,867thSmartest Citizens: 2,242ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,520thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,886thMost Advanced Public Education: 2,948thMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,987thMost Developed: 3,109thHighest Poor Incomes: 3,440thHighest Average Incomes: 4,480thMost Inclusive: 4,724thLargest Populations: 5,141stLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 5,201stMost Subsidized Industry: 5,551stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,989thMost Stationary: 6,197thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 6,713thRudest Citizens: 6,757thLargest Mining Sector: 6,883rdLargest Publishing Industry: 7,597thMost Cultured: 7,900thMost Scientifically Advanced: 8,100thTop
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Most Secular: 10,409thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,242ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 12,790thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 14,210thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 14,812thLargest Gambling Industry: 15,513th
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Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 3rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 4th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 4th in the regionRudest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the region

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