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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 56th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 76th Largest Manufacturing Sector: 185th
The Great Midwest Commonwealth of
Corrupt Dictatorship
Steady We Climb
Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
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Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
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Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles

Population3.001 billion

CapitalIndianapolis
LeaderGeneral Secretary Kang

CurrencyFLD
AnimalCardinal

The Great Midwest Commonwealth of Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by General Secretary Kang with an iron fist, and remarkable for its compulsory military service, public floggings, and parental licensing program. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 3.001 billion Freelanders are ruled with an iron fist by the dictatorship government, which ensures that no-one outside the party gets too rich. In their personal lives, however, citizens are relatively unoppressed; it remains to be seen whether this is because the government genuinely cares about its people, or if it hasn't gotten around to stamping out civil rights yet.

The large, corrupt, well-organized government is dominated by the Department of Defense, with Education, Industry, and Environment also on the agenda, while Spirituality and International Aid aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Indianapolis. The average income tax rate is 98.1%.

The frighteningly efficient Freelander economy, worth a remarkable 1,152 trillion FLDS a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 384,164 FLDS, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

On-duty Air Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles flight attendants are usually seen napping in first class, the government has certified several glow-in-the-dark athletes as drug free, business meetings across the country are interrupted by the sound of squeaking whoopee-cushions, and teenagers performing appendectomies on their friends has become a popular schoolyard prank. Crime is totally unknown. Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles's national animal is the Cardinal, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Spiritual Lyrical Individual Miracles is ranked 2,724th in the world and 152nd in The North Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 95.14 on the Human Development Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 56thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 76thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 185thHighest Poor Incomes: 220thLargest Information Technology Sector: 450thLargest Black Market: 564thHighest Average Incomes: 595thMost Subsidized Industry: 765thMost Corrupt Governments: 994thMost Armed: 1,082ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,309thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,526thMost Advanced Public Education: 1,611thTop
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Largest Governments: 1,655thHighest Average Tax Rates: 2,167thMost Inclusive: 2,582ndMost Developed: 2,724thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,090thMost Influential: 3,130thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,557thMost Advanced Public Transport: 4,263rdSmartest Citizens: 4,418thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 4,423rdRudest Citizens: 4,526thLongest Average Lifespans: 5,503rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 6,220thMost Secular: 6,641stMost Cultured: 7,180thHealthiest Citizens: 7,250thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,415thTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,750thMost Efficient Economies: 8,774thHighest Drug Use: 9,570thBest Weather: 10,192ndHighest Economic Output: 10,714thLargest Retail Industry: 13,043rd
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Most Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 4th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 11th in the regionLargest Black Market: 16th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 18th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 26th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 27th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 36th in the regionMost Armed: 38th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 53rd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 65th in the regionLargest Governments: 73rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 74th in the regionTop
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Highest Average Tax Rates: 97th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 149th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 151st in the regionMost Developed: 152nd in the regionMost Inclusive: 162nd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 188th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 221st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 224th in the regionRudest Citizens: 240th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 275th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 279th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 286th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 305th in the regionMost Secular: 322nd in the regionMost Cultured: 336th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 355th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 368th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 396th in the regionTop
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Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 454th in the regionBest Weather: 556th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 639th in the regionNudest: 645th in the regionMost Stationary: 718th in the regionMost Influential: 841st in the region

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