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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2nd Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10th Largest Populations: 13th
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Midlands

Population35.921 billion

LeaderLeader

Currencysand dollar
Animalbear

The United States of Midlands is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its free-roaming dinosaurs, smutty television, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless, devout population of 35.921 billion Midlandsians live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Industry, Defense, and Law & Order. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Midlandsian economy, worth an astonishing 24,545 trillion sand dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Automobile Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Retail, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 683,321 sand dollars, with the richest citizens earning 7.9 times as much as the poorest.

Garbage bags floating down the river are churned up by man-made rapids, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous, and interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBM Governor goes house hunting. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Midlands's national animal is the bear, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation.

Midlands is ranked 167,680th in the world and 309th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Cheerful Citizens, with 24.34 Percentage Of Water Glasses Perceived Half-Full.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2ndMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10thLargest Populations: 13thLargest Retail Industry: 14thMost Avoided: 14thFattest Citizens: 17thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 21stRudest Citizens: 22ndHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 23rdHighest Economic Output: 30thHighest Disposable Incomes: 31stHighest Average Incomes: 58thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 67thLargest Mining Sector: 75thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 76thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 88thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 100thLargest Publishing Industry: 110thLargest Gambling Industry: 144thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 191stLargest Agricultural Sector: 202ndLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 248thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 267thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 359thMost Scientifically Advanced: 360thSmartest Citizens: 402ndHighest Poor Incomes: 770thMost Subsidized Industry: 1,382ndMost Efficient Economies: 1,618thTop
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Largest Governments: 2,216thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,766thMost Devout: 2,871stMost Corrupt Governments: 3,005thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,448thSafest: 3,677thLargest Black Market: 4,971stTop
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Nudest: 9,099thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,883rdLowest Crime Rates: 12,387thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 13,751stLargest Insurance Industry: 16,996th
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Gambling Industry: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 6th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Governments: 8th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 10th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Devout: 12th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 13th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 18th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 18th in the regionNudest: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 19th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 20th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 20th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 21st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 21st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, interest rates mysteriously drop whenever the CBM Governor goes house hunting.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, science centers and state of the art laboratories are ubiquitous.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, there's nothing more gay than bleeding for your nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, garbage bags floating down the river are churned up by man-made rapids.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, the nation's most "productive" diamond mine hasn't been operational for seven months.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Midlands City Times is sold out.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, the automobile industry is sitting up and taking notice of the new 24 hour race events... as are the track's sleepless neighbours.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, torture is illegal.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, court verdicts are predictable to within a hundredth of a percentage point.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, anti-government political posters adorn every building like wallpaper.

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