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The Federal Republic of United States of Medford

“Unity,Peace and Prosperity”

Category: Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Civil Rights:
Below Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Very Good

Regional Influence: Shoeshiner

Location: The North Pacific

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United States of Medford

Population3.503 billion

CapitalNewice
LeaderPresident Von George
FaithChurch Of Medford

CurrencyMedford Dollar
AnimalMedford

The Federal Republic of United States of Medford is a massive, genial nation, ruled by President Von George with an even hand, and renowned for its smutty television, digital currency, and stringent health and safety legislation. The compassionate, humorless, devout population of 3.503 billion Medfordians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Newice. The average income tax rate is 84.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Medfordian economy, worth 670 trillion Medford Dollars a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Arms Manufacturing. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 191,336 Medford Dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.

Five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars, voting is voluntary, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government, and the internet has been placed under government control. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. United States of Medford's national animal is the Medford, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Church Of Medford.

United States of Medford is ranked 21,634th in the world and 689th in The North Pacific for Highest Economic Output, with 670 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 664thMost Influential: 1,018thTop
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Most Compassionate Citizens: 2,206thLowest Crime Rates: 2,245thHealthiest Citizens: 2,250thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 2,623rdNicest Citizens: 2,950thMost Pacifist: 3,260thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 3,330thMost Inclusive: 3,534thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,599thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,904thLongest Average Lifespans: 4,256thMost Cultured: 4,863rdMost Devout: 4,941stLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,105thMost Developed: 5,193rdBest Weather: 5,812thHighest Average Incomes: 6,396thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,493rdLargest Governments: 6,523rdLargest Publishing Industry: 6,708thSmartest Citizens: 6,762ndTop
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 8,474thMost Beautiful Environments: 8,528thMost Efficient Economies: 8,921stMost Subsidized Industry: 9,774thLargest Welfare Programs: 10,033rdHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,226thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 10,927thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 13,715thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,918th
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Lowest Crime Rates: 113th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 115th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 119th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 146th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 158th in the regionNicest Citizens: 174th in the regionMost Pacifist: 192nd in the regionMost Devout: 203rd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 209th in the regionMost Inclusive: 221st in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 229th in the regionMost Cultured: 247th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 251st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 297th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 313th in the regionMost Developed: 317th in the regionBest Weather: 320th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 334th in the regionLargest Governments: 336th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 343rd in the regionTop
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Smartest Citizens: 383rd in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 398th in the regionMost Influential: 399th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 413th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 441st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 452nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 460th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 463rd in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 474th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 476th in the regionMost Stationary: 624th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 639th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 689th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 714th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in United States of Medford, the internet has been placed under government control.
  • : Following new legislation in United States of Medford, drunk drivers are sent to rehabilitation paid for by the government.
  • : Following new legislation in United States of Medford, voting is voluntary.
  • : United States of Medford voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Reducing Food Waste".
  • : Following new legislation in United States of Medford, five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars.
  • : Following new legislation in United States of Medford, public parks are littered with cigarette butts.
  • : Following new legislation in United States of Medford, the government is ignoring the latest terrorist atrocities in Newice for fear of causing a fuss.
  • : Following new legislation in United States of Medford, Medfordians incessantly needle their doctors for relief.
  • : Following new legislation in United States of Medford, Newice spends billions upgrading public transport.
  • : Following new legislation in United States of Medford, blind dates reemerge as a necessary evil in the quest for love.

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