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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rdMost Efficient Economies: 6thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th
The United States of
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Don't just do something - stand there
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Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Midlands

Population38.346 billion

LeaderLeader

Currencysand dollar
Animalbear

The United States of Midlands is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, complete absence of social welfare, and spontaneously combusting cars. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 38.346 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, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, prioritizes Industry, although Defense, Law & Order, and Education are also considered important, while Environment and Social Policy receive no funds. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Midlandsian economy, worth an astonishing 28,068 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 731,978 sand dollars, with the richest citizens earning 5.0 times as much as the poorest.

Selfie stick use is a required Scout badge, grinning punters say that casino roulette is the greatest high that life has to offer, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs, and pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable. 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 30,708th in the world and 37th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Extreme, scoring 32.13 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 3rdMost Efficient Economies: 6thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11thLargest Populations: 14thMost Avoided: 14thLargest Retail Industry: 17thRudest Citizens: 19thFattest Citizens: 21stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 24thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 26thHighest Disposable Incomes: 30thHighest Economic Output: 30thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 34thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 34thLargest Agricultural Sector: 51stHighest Average Incomes: 59thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 70thLargest Mining Sector: 78thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 80thMost Valuable International Artwork: 86thLargest Publishing Industry: 101stLargest Manufacturing Sector: 137thLargest Gambling Industry: 153rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 159thMost Scientifically Advanced: 232ndSmartest Citizens: 234thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 241stHighest Poor Incomes: 273rdLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 301stMost Subsidized Industry: 829thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1,088thLargest Governments: 1,307thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,822ndTop
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Most Corrupt Governments: 2,157thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3,338thSafest: 5,088thLargest Black Market: 6,952ndLowest Crime Rates: 8,801stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,116thNudest: 10,413thTop
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Largest Insurance Industry: 11,484thMost Politically Free: 12,103rdMost Armed: 12,441stHighest Drug Use: 15,727thMost Stationary: 15,824thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 16,405thMost Influential: 18,443rd
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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Politically Free: 3rd in the regionRudest Citizens: 3rd in the regionMost Avoided: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionLargest Governments: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 8th in the regionSafest: 11th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 13th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 15th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 15th in the regionNudest: 17th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17th in the regionTop
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Lowest Crime Rates: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 31st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 36th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, pawn shop reality shows dominate basic cable.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, lawyers spend as much time preparing their make-up as they do their briefs.
  • : Midlands was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, grinning punters say that casino roulette is the greatest high that life has to offer.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, selfie stick use is a required Scout badge.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, it is illegal to distribute Girl Guide Cookies without an advanced food hygiene diploma.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, cheese has become the new icon of political dissent.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, unemployed taxi drivers ironically use self-driving cabs to reach employment offices.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, lawyers turn down litigation cases and corporate work in order to focus on lucrative public defence work.
  • : Following new legislation in Midlands, people often feel unbalanced by their daily commute.

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