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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,008thMost Influential: 7,478thLargest Retail Industry: 14,946th
The Incorporated States of
Iron Fist Consumerists
Because original Michag wasn't oppressive enough
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Michag

Population268 million

CurrencySoup Cans
AnimalM1 Abrams

The Incorporated States of New Michag is a huge, orderly nation, remarkable for its digital currency, public floggings, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 268 million Michiganders are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 43.2%.

The thriving New Michigandian economy, worth 19.7 trillion Soup Cans a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is 73,678 Soup Cans, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 235,983 per year while the poor average 17,457, a ratio of 13.5 to 1.

The military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, the only Maxxmas gift frontline troops receive from officers is a bullet with the enemy's name on it, religious organizations are being forced to leave the country or pay income taxes like everybody else, and several inches are being added to first class seating. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. New Michag's national animal is the M1 Abrams, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

New Michag is ranked 221,145th in the world and 9,994th in The North Pacific for Most Politically Free, scoring 2.14 on the Diebold Election Inking Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 1,008thTop
Most Influential: 7,478thTop
Largest Retail Industry: 14,946thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 17,447thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 19,523rdLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 19,931stMost Valuable International Artwork: 21,256th
Most Advanced Defense Forces: 647th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 680th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 722nd in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 774th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 840th in the region

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Endorsements Received: 193 » Kranostav, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Shibutani, Lulubellia, Crusadam, Hamerica, Kastonvia, Cretox State, Guer Aike, Aerilia, Navsland, Empy, Kazoo Basin, Koda-Land, Brucklania, Principia Mathematica, The Rhein States, Pytong, Bankowiata, Orado, Valentine Z, Andexia, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Great Bights Mum, Kragsgale, Boston Castle, Corfad, Dreadton, Odelinor, Citrus Rutaceae, Votak Matim, Former English Colony, Fauzjhia, Yaorozu, Republica Guilleana, Siwale, Zzozona, Omnistria, Slyakanya, Territorio di Nessuno, Venicea, Hardscrabble, Interdimensional Zone, Holy Empire Of Greater Bavaria, Pazair, Notyoutopia, Pasargad, Sundred, Ravendi, Dar es Saalam, and 143 others.Frances Francis the First of France, North Bratislava, Draconian Progression, Ethnon, East Akra, Pingree, Seenvorland, Shadowrik, The Tampa Bay Rays, Nodnarb, Imperial Pieserged, Newpromisedland, Kocherian, Loutsland, Sunto, Yellops, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Daiz, New Lakemba, Praeceps, Selfgradatude, Maclare, El Fiji Grande, Sevinland, Xipher, Cartheen, Neuber, Heilhum Imperius, The Pantheons, Chukstik Illahi, I Anixi, Tvers, Southern Michag, Vyata Temor, Lorigia, Cokoland, Marshmelli, Sikol, Losiste, Walter Jackson, Wilkshire, U S Eh, Manticore utopia, Malta Comino Gozo, Loli County, Unsophisticate, Yokciq Empire, Climeria, Necromonia, Joodey, Hewani, Tolopel, 1 very fast endotarter, Envielle, Wineclaw, Seijitsu, Ozstan, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Pallaith, Tamrielic States, Colfes, Minuda, Tachycardia, Fascist Democracy, LostLegion, The Sinclarian Provinces, Dicko, Lemonbiscuits, SORT, Abainsum, Amerian States, Altivia, Cloydicia, Central Ryal, The Bureaucratic Territories, Abreynia, Asoc lon, David Davidson, Free Culture, Cors Evia, Animu Place, Cartures, A Ordem do Caos, Concordare, Arimbia, Alice Gardens, Brsil, Brocheland, Azzarel, Clan Spaniel, Bend Mai, Confederacy of North America, Ardretia, Arrivederci, Panama Coalition, Yukti, Dacian Freelands, Aetulia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Artemis Selene, Amblegreserland, Cosamaloapan, Blyskalia, Caladann, Potatolandium, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Anungu, Noahs Second Country, Sil Dorsett, Cinnibar, Ascidia, Humptalumpta, Port Naga, Bruhast, Democratie, Free Atlantis, Callecul, Chadinton, Pradovnia, Beta Cyndriel, Aide Sociale, A Salmon Named Harold, Cowbridge, Commoterre, Galbadiana, The Lucky but Unfortunate Wanderers, Ausnakulia, Australian Socialist Commonwealths, Amestris-Britannia, Holy Oranz, The Iron Lions, Godwanna, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Camikistan, Svenskskit, Federal Union of the North, The Serdey Islands, Libertania Democratica, Aingard, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Illusia and Neverendia, and Barabolia.

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