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Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2ndMost Efficient Economies: 4thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11th
The United States of
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Population41.02 billion


Currencysand dollar

The United States of Midlands is a gargantuan, safe nation, ruled by Leader with a fair hand, and renowned for its national health service, rampant corporate plagiarism, and sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 41.02 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, with Defense, Education, and Law & Order also on the agenda, while Environment and Social Policy aren't funded at all. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Midlandsian economy, worth an astonishing 30,947 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, Information Technology, and Uranium Mining. Average income is a breathtaking 754,455 sand dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Hidden bedroom-cams are installed to catch mothers doing their kids' homework, neighboring nations are tired of Midlands's big fish stories, bears with strange deformities like three eyes and tentacles have been seen prancing through the countryside where industrial waste is dumped, and people seem disproportionately distraught when told a museum has a phones-off policy. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Midlands's national animal is the bear, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Midlands is ranked 6,562nd in the world and 13th in Capitalist Paradise for Lowest Crime Rates, with 104.26 law-abiding acts per hour.

Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 2ndMost Efficient Economies: 4thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 11thLargest Populations: 13thLargest Retail Industry: 14thRudest Citizens: 15thFattest Citizens: 18thHighest Disposable Incomes: 26thHighest Economic Output: 28thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 30thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 30thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 31stMost Avoided: 35thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 35thLargest Agricultural Sector: 52ndHighest Average Incomes: 61stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 66thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 71stLargest Mining Sector: 73rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 101stMost Valuable International Artwork: 118thLargest Gambling Industry: 147thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 149thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 198thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 245thMost Scientifically Advanced: 252ndSmartest Citizens: 288thHighest Poor Incomes: 288thMost Subsidized Industry: 578thLargest Governments: 847thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 888thLargest Publishing Industry: 914thLargest Information Technology Sector: 1,198thMost Corrupt Governments: 2,054thTop
Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,838thSafest: 5,943rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,562ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 6,945thLargest Insurance Industry: 7,693rdLargest Black Market: 8,001stTop
Most Armed: 12,350thMost Stationary: 12,857thMost Secular: 13,785thMost Influential: 14,926thMost Politically Free: 16,590thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 17,111thMost Advanced Public Education: 17,237thHighest Drug Use: 17,812thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,282nd
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 1st in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2nd in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Politically Free: 2nd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 2nd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 2nd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionTop
Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 3rd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionLargest Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 3rd in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 4th in the regionMost Avoided: 4th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 4th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 8th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 9th in the regionSafest: 10th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 14th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 17th in the regionMost Extreme: 17th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 19th in the regionLargest Black Market: 22nd in the region

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