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The Armed Dictatorship of The New Michiganian State

“The way of the soldier is the only true way” The General

Category: Iron Fist Consumerists
Civil Rights:
Outlawed
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Unheard Of

Regional Influence: Sprat

Location: Lazarus

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The New Michiganian State

Population2.565 billion

CapitalGovernment Nexus Alpha
LeaderThe General
FaithMilitarism

CurrencyCredit
AnimalEagle

The Armed Dictatorship of The New Michiganian State is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by The General with an iron fist, and notable for its strictly enforced bedtime, sprawling nuclear power plants, and rampant corporate plagiarism. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 2.565 billion Regulars are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The medium-sized, corrupt, moralistic, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, with Law & Order, Industry, and Administration also on the agenda, while International Aid and Spirituality aren't funded at all. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Government Nexus Alpha. The average income tax rate is 70.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Regulae economy, worth 553 trillion Credits a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Retail. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 215,883 Credits, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.8 times as much as the poorest.

Virtually all of the country's economic activity takes place in Government Nexus Alpha, government statistics suggest 115% of the population love The General, pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, and the best fashion comes straight to the high street from sweatshops all across the globe. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The New Michiganian State's national animal is the Eagle, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Militarism.

The New Michiganian State is ranked 218,100th in the world and 5,606th in Lazarus for Largest Welfare Programs, scoring 162.85 on the Safety Net Mesh Density Rating.

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Most Patriotic: 2,007thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 2,152ndMost Advanced Defense Forces: 2,277thMost Armed: 2,339thTop
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Largest Manufacturing Sector: 2,830thMost Corrupt Governments: 4,337thLargest Mining Sector: 4,383rdHighest Average Incomes: 6,001stLargest Insurance Industry: 6,208thLargest Agricultural Sector: 6,642ndLargest Black Market: 6,899thMost Secular: 6,984thMost Conservative: 7,049thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 7,299thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,498thLargest Information Technology Sector: 7,838thMost Valuable International Artwork: 9,638thMost Scientifically Advanced: 9,650thMost Advanced Public Transport: 11,543rdLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,223rdMost Efficient Economies: 12,522ndTop
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Largest Governments: 13,483rdLowest Crime Rates: 13,506thLargest Retail Industry: 13,866thMost Developed: 14,655thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 14,856thMost Subsidized Industry: 18,487thMost Authoritarian: 18,960thHighest Disposable Incomes: 22,111thSmartest Citizens: 23,670thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 25,269th
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Most Patriotic: 55th in the regionTop
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Most Armed: 89th in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 93rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 127th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 129th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 191st in the regionMost Conservative: 199th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 212th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 255th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 267th in the regionLargest Black Market: 301st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 329th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 352nd in the regionTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 354th in the regionMost Secular: 356th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 415th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 417th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 466th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 539th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 554th in the regionMost Avoided: 608th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 640th in the regionMost Authoritarian: 681st in the region

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