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The Incorporated States of New Michag

“Because original Michag wasn't oppressive enough” Jimbo

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Good
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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New Michag

Population1.146 billion

CapitalContigo
LeaderJimbo

CurrencySoup Cans
AnimalM1 Abrams

The Incorporated States of New Michag is a massive, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Jimbo with an iron fist, and notable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, frequent executions, and pith helmet sales. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical population of 1.146 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 medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Contigo. The average income tax rate is 58.1%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient New Michigandian economy, worth 117 trillion Soup Cans a year, is led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Retail, and Tourism. Black market activity is frequent. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 102,517 Soup Cans, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

The tenet of free speech is held dear, Jimbo's office is running a trade deficit of midnight oil, paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs, and new legislators take a week-long class entitled "Keeping Your Job: How to Avoid Offending Jimbo". 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 17,255th in the world and 880th in The North Pacific for Most Secular, with 70.41 Atheism Rate.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 635thMost Valuable International Artwork: 1,092ndMost Influential: 1,698thTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 9,660thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 9,959thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 10,017thLargest Retail Industry: 10,205thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 15,326thLargest Information Technology Sector: 16,045thMost Secular: 17,255thMost Developed: 18,224thMost Scientifically Advanced: 19,993rdMost Corrupt Governments: 20,666thMost Advanced Public Transport: 21,232ndLowest Crime Rates: 24,276th
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 124th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 379th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 415th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 435th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 445th in the regionTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 541st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 634th in the regionMost Influential: 687th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 840th in the regionMost Secular: 880th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 912th in the regionLargest Black Market: 921st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in New Michag, new legislators take a week-long class entitled "Keeping Your Job: How to Avoid Offending Jimbo".
  • : Following new legislation in New Michag, paralegals spend all day Hewlett-Packing attorneys' law briefs.
  • : Following new legislation in New Michag, Jimbo's office is running a trade deficit of midnight oil.
  • : New Michag voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Repeal "On Abortion"".
  • : New Michag endorsed The Dictatorship of Tibus Heth.
  • : New Michag was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Lowest Crime Rates.
  • : New Michag was endorsed by The Dictatorship of Tibus Heth.
  • : Following new legislation in New Michag, the tenet of free speech is held dear.
  • : Following new legislation in New Michag, vital intelligence-gathering activities are put on hold as agents return home for seduction training and advanced poker instruction.
  • : Following new legislation in New Michag, Jimbo's Twitcher account is once again only used for bragging about the government's accomplishments.

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World Assembly

Endorsements Received: 249 » Kranostav, The Peoples Republic of Kyle, Shibutani, Lulubellia, Crusadam, Hamerica, Cretox State, Guer Aike, Aerilia, Empy, Kazoo Basin, Koda-Land, Brucklania, The Rhein States, Pytong, Bankowiata, Orado, Valentine Z, Eri-Maqa-Ena, Great Bights Mum, Kragsgale, Corfad, Dreadton, Odelinor, Votak Matim, Former English Colony, Yaorozu, Republica Guilleana, Siwale, Zzozona, Omnistria, Slyakanya, Territorio di Nessuno, Venicea, Hardscrabble, Interdimensional Zone, Holy Empire of Greater Bavaria, Notyoutopia, Pasargad, Sundred, Ravendi, Dar es Saalam, Frances Francis the First of France, North Bratislava, Draconian Progression, Ethnon, East Akra, Seenvorland, Shadowrik, The Tampa Bay Rays, and 199 others.Nodnarb, Imperial Pieserged, Newpromisedland, Loutsland, Sunto, Yellops, Shinjuku tokyo 0, Daiz, New Lakemba, Selfgradatude, El Fiji Grande, Sevinland, Xipher, Heilhum Imperius, The Pantheons, Chukstik Illahi, Tvers, Vyata Temor, Lorigia, Sikol, Losiste, Walter Jackson, Wilkshire, Manticore utopia, Malta Comino Gozo, Unsophisticate, Yokciq Empire, Climeria, Necromonia, Joodey, Hewani, 1 very fast endotarter, Wineclaw, Seijitsu, Ozstan, The Democratic Kingdom Of Skaraborg, Pallaith, Tachycardia, Fascist Democracy, LostLegion, The Sinclarian Provinces, Dicko, Lemonbiscuits, SORT, Amerian States, Altivia, Cloydicia, Central Ryal, The Bureaucratic Territories, David Davidson, Free Culture, Animu Place, Cartures, A Ordem do Caos, Arimbia, Alice Gardens, Brsil, Azzarel, Clan Spaniel, Bend Mai, Confederacy of North America, Ardretia, Arrivederci, Panama Coalition, Yukti, Dacian Freelands, Aetulia, 5 kingdoms of Britannia, Amblegreserland, Blyskalia, Caladann, Potatolandium, The Brunchovian Republic of Pina Colada, Anungu, Sil Dorsett, Cinnibar, Humptalumpta, Port Naga, Democratie, Free Atlantis, Chadinton, Pradovnia, A Salmon Named Harold, Galbadiana, Ausnakulia, Amestris-Britannia, Holy Oranz, The Iron Lions, Godwanna, Abiswashyo-bhumi, Svenskskit, The Serdey Islands, Libertania Democratica, Aingard, Bharathvarsh, His Enduring Majesty, Illusia and Neverendia, Barabolia, Ice and Tinian, Xagill, Moneyflows, Xentherida, Runeda, Madjack, Planes, The Mazur Empire, Star Kingdom, Gondwanaia, Sachi, The AnCap Pirate Utopia, McMasterdonia, Testnation223, Strongwill, Moubarakistan, Otakus and Weebs, Landfinia, Keurig Machines, Super Girl, Belin Antenia, WeKnow, Vesteysia, Outer Shenendoah, Francois Isidore, Valgarda, Soviet Terran, Zemnaya Svoboda, Batatoland Empire, Svenskan, Maott, Figyjharli, Sanjurika, Folenz, Wapistan, Trumpski, Travislavania, Dangine, Lol2639, Siforpeo, Kromi, Simone Republic, Ellbonnia, Xyrron, Nova Arcania, Aryan Homeland, TyGerria, BTProductions, Steampunk Ariel, Morgul, Qurtuba, -Slovania, Yemet, Nordic-British Union, Tringapore, Verderiesdre, Ergazomenoi, Exteriores Insulae Hyacinthum, The Kingdom of Gamblers, Daerlan, Belfagoria, Wooloo Unitedstrtes, Zemper Macro, Palisede, The Pleiads, Felora, Mon Island, The Discipled, Tyirza, Korean-Joseon, Iberia y las Colonias, Duryanistan, Seanat, Tsandonown, Defense For The World Assembly, Libvillia, Solcius, Greater Ale Permars, Ariele, Perikuresu, Centrialand, Merconitonitopia, Eternal Dominion, Boston Castle, Pleroma Sans Romans, Progressitalia, Kastonvia, Card Kingdom, Mitropola, Sopernia, Apollo Park, Bearical, Unshleepd, Muqatil, Morcusa Clicanskaukk, Capablanca, Sahriastan, The Calabash Protectorate, Lionia, ROM, and Tibus Heth.

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