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Largest Agricultural Sector: 13,378th
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Shady Middle Man

Population2.952 billion


The Plucky Comic Relief of Shady Middle Man is a massive, socially progressive nation, renowned for its irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working population of 2.952 billion Middle Men have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The relatively small government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Welfare, and Education. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 13.9%.

The strong Middle Man economy, worth 164 trillion Handshakes a year, is fairly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Average income is 55,865 Handshakes, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 158,699 per year while the poor average 15,703, a ratio of 10.1 to 1.

The government is funding experimental battery technology while the power grid continues to crumble, tech-mad citizens think that the laser-powered bread-slicer uPhone App is the coolest thing since sliced bread, Weasels are considered a delicacy, and the delay between passed legislation and real world implementation is often a decade or longer. Crime, especially youth-related, is moderate. Shady Middle Man's national animal is the Weasel, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Shady Middle Man is ranked 67,816th in the world and 11th in The Sands for Most Stationary, with 150.38648014148 Days.

Largest Agricultural Sector: 13,378th
Largest Insurance Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 2nd in the region

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