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The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill

“Love Conquers Fear” Mike

Category: Anarchy
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Regional Influence: Eminence Grise

Location: NationStates



Population40.776 billion

FaithAgnostic Pantheism

AnimalDream Mirror

The MikesHope Essence of Mikeswill is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Mike with a fair hand, and notable for its rum-swilling pirates, rampant corporate plagiarism, and keen interest in outer space. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 40.776 billion Mikes live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The large, corrupt, liberal, outspoken government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Industry, and Administration are also considered important, while Defense and Law & Order receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Austin. The average income tax rate is 99.3%.

The frighteningly efficient the Will of Mike economy, worth a remarkable 8,852 trillion Kisses a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Book Publishing, Retail, and Tourism. Average income is an amazing 217,102 Kisses, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 3.2 times as much as the poorest.

The new Refuse Hills housing development is under construction, Mike panders to nontraditional families, the nation's peacekeeping efforts usually comes with a healthy dose of pillaging, and street preachers sell salvation with a side order of shame on every corner. Crime is totally unknown. Mikeswill's national animal is the Dream Mirror, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnostic Pantheism.

Mikeswill is ranked 15,026th in the world and 133rd in NationStates for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 3,901.49 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 1stMost Influential: 149thLargest Populations: 510thMost Advanced Public Education: 559thRudest Citizens: 607thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 639thHighest Economic Output: 811thMost Cheerful Citizens: 846thMost Beautiful Environments: 848thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,000thSmartest Citizens: 1,092ndNicest Citizens: 1,108thMost Cultured: 1,166thMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,194thHighest Food Quality: 1,320thMost Efficient Economies: 1,442ndHighest Average Tax Rates: 1,449thMost Inclusive: 1,461stMost Subsidized Industry: 1,586thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,599thLargest Governments: 1,949thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 2,123rdMost Pacifist: 2,241stMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 2,367thMost Developed: 2,566thTop
Best Weather: 2,657thMost Scientifically Advanced: 2,778thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,322ndMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,561stMost Advanced Public Transport: 5,071stHighest Average Incomes: 5,893rdLongest Average Lifespans: 6,070thLargest Retail Industry: 8,116thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,552ndMost Stationary: 8,667thNudest: 9,608thHealthiest Citizens: 10,447thLargest Soda Pop Sector: 11,772ndHighest Wealthy Incomes: 12,941stTop
Most Secular: 14,575thLargest Welfare Programs: 15,026thLowest Crime Rates: 19,789thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 21,238thMost Corrupt Governments: 21,967th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 1st in the regionMost Influential: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionLargest Populations: 3rd in the regionNicest Citizens: 4th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 4th in the regionMost Inclusive: 5th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 5th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 5th in the regionLargest Governments: 5th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 6th in the regionHighest Food Quality: 6th in the regionMost Cultured: 7th in the regionTop
Most Cheerful Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 10th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Pacifist: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 10th in the regionRudest Citizens: 12th in the regionBest Weather: 13th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 13th in the regionMost Developed: 15th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 15th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 15th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 17th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 26th in the regionMost Extreme: 29th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 29th in the regionMost Politically Free: 41st in the regionTop
Healthiest Citizens: 47th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 54th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 87th in the region

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