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The Republic of Middearth

“We will not walk backward in life.” Wendy Wind

Category: Psychotic Dictatorship
Civil Rights:
Few
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Page

Location: Lazarus

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Middearth

Population2.475 billion

CapitalRiverdell
LeaderWendy Wind

CurrencyMea
AnimalHawk

The Republic of Middearth is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Wendy Wind with an iron fist, and remarkable for its state-planned economy, free-roaming dinosaurs, and irreverence towards religion. The compassionate, cynical, humorless population of 2.475 billion Middearthians are ruled without fear or favor by a psychotic dictator, who outlaws just about everything and refers to the populace as "my little playthings."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Education, Administration, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Riverdell. The average income tax rate is 86.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Middearthian economy, worth 320 trillion Meas a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is fairly diversified, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Arms Manufacturing, and Trout Farming. Average income is an impressive 129,517 Meas, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.9 times as much as the poorest.

Middearth has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks, and nation-building is the new national pastime. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Middearth's national animal is the Hawk, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Middearth is ranked 145,922nd in the world and 6,356th in Lazarus for Most Pro-Market, scoring -72.89 on the Rand Index.

Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 3,668thMost Influential: 5,803rdLowest Crime Rates: 6,758thHealthiest Citizens: 6,797thMost Developed: 8,461stTop
10%
Most Scientifically Advanced: 8,687thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,391stLargest Welfare Programs: 10,279thLargest Governments: 10,856thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,877thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11,032ndMost Advanced Public Education: 11,184thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 11,651stBest Weather: 11,887thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,975thMost Inclusive: 12,205thMost Authoritarian: 12,365thMost Pacifist: 13,606thMost Corrupt Governments: 14,318thMost Advanced Public Transport: 14,503rdMost Advanced Defense Forces: 14,593rdSmartest Citizens: 14,647thMost Beautiful Environments: 15,051stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,395thLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 16,053rdMost Compassionate Citizens: 16,143rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,612th
Top
5%
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 153rd in the regionMost Influential: 191st in the regionTop
10%
Healthiest Citizens: 402nd in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 429th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 454th in the regionMost Developed: 456th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 486th in the regionLargest Trout Fishing Sector: 618th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 642nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 656th in the regionMost Inclusive: 672nd in the regionLargest Governments: 676th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 678th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 683rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 694th in the regionBest Weather: 708th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 709th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Middearth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Compassionate Citizens and Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Following new legislation in Middearth, nation-building is the new national pastime.
  • : Following new legislation in Middearth, the nation's only university is the School of Hard Knocks.
  • : Following new legislation in Middearth, it turns out that you actually can put a price on intangible cultural heritage.
  • : Following new legislation in Middearth, Middearth has one of the largest offshore wind farms in the world.
  • : Following new legislation in Middearth, the dish 'poisson avec poison' is only available on the black market.
  • : Middearth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Information Technology Sector.
  • : Middearth was endorsed by The Questionable Existence of Your Imaginary Friend.
  • : Middearth was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Eco-Friendly Governments.
  • : Middearth was endorsed by The Growing Dancefloor of NoDrugCrimeTown.

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