by Max Barry

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 482ndMost Influential: 898thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,594th
The Incorporated States of
Father Knows Best State
Because original Michag wasn't oppressive enough
Civil Rights
Political Freedom

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New Michag

Population3.532 billion


CurrencySoup Cans
AnimalM1 Abrams

The Incorporated States of New Michag is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Jimbo with an iron fist, and renowned for its digital currency, frequent executions, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, cynical population of 3.532 billion Michiganders are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Healthcare. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Contigo. The average income tax rate is 69.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Michigandian economy, worth 429 trillion Soup Cans a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 121,552 Soup Cans, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble, diplomatic missions typically end with a flurry of childish insults, accusations and phlegm, the New Michigandian Intelligence Agency has put 'Project Quantum Refrigerator' on hold indefinitely, and money that should have gone to charities is instead spent on monitoring them. 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 53,231st in the world and 2,845th in The North Pacific for Most Income Equality, scoring 58.76 on the Marx-Engels Emancipation Scale.

Most World Assembly Endorsements: 482ndMost Influential: 898thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,594thTop
Most Patriotic: 6,080thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,463rdLargest Retail Industry: 9,505thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,646thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,101stTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 13,902ndMost Developed: 14,604thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,941stMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,139thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 15,233rdMost Secular: 15,455thLowest Crime Rates: 17,011thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 17,188thLongest Average Lifespans: 17,216thMost Corrupt Governments: 19,165thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 20,443rdLargest Black Market: 20,898thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,734thMost Beautiful Environments: 22,151stHealthiest Citizens: 22,199thSmartest Citizens: 23,394thBest Weather: 23,686thMost Efficient Economies: 23,951stLargest Governments: 24,008thMost Subsidized Industry: 24,509thHighest Average Incomes: 25,441st
Most Valuable International Artwork: 132nd in the regionTop
Most Influential: 253rd in the regionMost Patriotic: 261st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 300th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 309th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 322nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 326th in the regionLargest Black Market: 397th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 427th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 483rd in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 538th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 717th in the regionMost Secular: 739th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 759th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 792nd in the regionMost Developed: 812th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 838th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 905th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 909th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 940th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 955th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 993rd in the regionMost Stationary: 1,002nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1,063rd in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 1,084th in the regionLargest Governments: 1,085th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,094th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 1,113th in the regionBest Weather: 1,118th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1,171st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1,285th in the region

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