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Most Valuable International Artwork: 1stLargest Black Market: 69thRudest Citizens: 119th
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Population44.385 billion

FaithAgnostic Pantheism

AnimalDream Mirror

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Mike with a fair hand, and renowned for its rampant corporate plagiarism, punitive income tax rates, and spontaneously combusting cars. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 44.385 billion Mikes 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 medium-sized, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government juggles the competing demands of Industry, Education, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Austin. The average income tax rate is 96.6%.

The frighteningly efficient the Will of Mike economy, worth an astonishing 19,924 trillion Kisses a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Information Technology, Tourism, Retail, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 448,904 Kisses, but there is an enormous disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,418,010 per year while the poor average 43,327, a ratio of 55.8 to 1.

Former customs officers are adjusting to their new lives as market stall traders, mothers are routinely abandoning their children in the name of women's rights, the Mikeswill Enquirer offers weekly cash prizes for 'most blasphemous song, story, or cartoon', and an online tea-bagging epidemic is getting worse and (meta)worse. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Mikeswill's national animal is the Dream Mirror, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Agnostic Pantheism.

Mikeswill is ranked 24,847th in the world and 6th in NationStates for Most Pro-Market, scoring 94.67 on the Rand Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1stLargest Black Market: 69thRudest Citizens: 119thMost Influential: 129thLargest Publishing Industry: 129thHighest Economic Output: 129thLargest Retail Industry: 193rdMost Subsidized Industry: 306thLargest Populations: 371stHighest Wealthy Incomes: 427thLargest Information Technology Sector: 494thHighest Average Incomes: 701stMost Rebellious Youth: 737thMost Cheerful Citizens: 747thMost Efficient Economies: 899thNicest Citizens: 949thMost Cultured: 950thMost Inclusive: 1,000thSmartest Citizens: 1,032ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,089thHighest Food Quality: 1,124thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 1,191stMost Scientifically Advanced: 1,385thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,408thHighest Crime Rates: 1,696thMost Politically Free: 1,773rdTop
Largest Governments: 3,071stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 3,097thMost Developed: 3,110thHighest Drug Use: 3,281stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,413thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,632ndLargest Welfare Programs: 3,769thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,138thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,154thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 4,268thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 4,289thMost Pacifist: 4,494thMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,170thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5,743rdLargest Agricultural Sector: 7,275thMost Stationary: 7,398thLongest Average Lifespans: 9,390thMost Armed: 12,040thLargest Gambling Industry: 14,157thMost Secular: 14,710thTop
Healthiest Citizens: 14,994thNudest: 18,966thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,504thMost Extreme: 22,737thMost Pro-Market: 24,847thGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 29,696th
Largest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 3rd in the regionLargest Populations: 4th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionNicest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 6th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 6th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 6th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 6th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 7th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 7th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 7th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 8th in the regionMost Extreme: 8th in the regionMost Politically Free: 8th in the regionTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 10th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 11th in the regionLargest Governments: 11th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 12th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 13th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 17th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 19th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 21st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 23rd in the regionMost Pacifist: 23rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 36th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 40th in the regionTop
Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 43rd in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 65th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 68th in the region

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