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Most Secular: 4,323rd Most World Assembly Endorsements: 4,907th Most Authoritarian: 7,261st
The Armed Republic of
Psychotic Dictatorship
Justice, Piety, Loyalty
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Few
Economy
Weak
Political Freedom
Outlawed

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Midnest

Population213 million

Currencydollar
Animalwolf

The Armed Republic of Midnest is a huge, orderly nation, notable for its pith helmet sales, frequent executions, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 213 million Midnestians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, socially-minded, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Healthcare. The average income tax rate is 63.4%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The sizeable but sluggish Midnestian economy, worth 7.15 trillion dollars a year, is led by the Trout Farming industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Cheese Exports. State-owned companies are common. Average income is 33,569 dollars, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth, Leader's Twitcher account is once again only used for bragging about the government's accomplishments, and social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Midnest's national animal is the wolf, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Midnest is ranked 141,669th in the world and 5,416th in the West Pacific for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 48.16 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Most Secular: 4,323rdMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,907thMost Authoritarian: 7,261stTop
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Most Secular: 134th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 145th in the regionTop
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Most Authoritarian: 364th in the regionMost Influential: 485th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 487th in the regionMost Income Equality: 547th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Midnest's influence in The West Pacific rose from "Sprat" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in Midnest, social media sites go into shutdown for days at a time to censor user content.
  • : Following new legislation in Midnest, Leader's Twitcher account is once again only used for bragging about the government's accomplishments.
  • : Following new legislation in Midnest, drug lords often avoid prison time by teaching "chemistry" classes to underprivileged youth.
  • : Following new legislation in Midnest, heavy industry must go to expensive lengths to dispose of waste.
  • : Midnest was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Authoritarian.
  • : Midnest voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend the Rejected Realms".
  • : Midnest voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Affordable Transgender Hormone Therapy".
  • : Following new legislation in Midnest, Leader's Twitcher account is typically used to share wolf memes rather than government policy.
  • : Following new legislation in Midnest, mining safety laws are often more expensive than what's being mined.

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