The United Kingdom of Middle Earth is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Aragorn II with an even hand, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, parental licensing program, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, humorless, devout population of 14.64 billion Middle Earthians are highly moralistic and fiercely conservative, in the sense that they tend to believe most things should be outlawed. People who have good jobs and work quietly at them are lauded; others are viewed with suspicion.
The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Minas Tirith. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 81.6%.
The frighteningly efficient Middle Earthian economy, worth a remarkable 1,766 trillion Kings Coins a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 120,667 Kings Coins, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 374,310 per year while the poor average 29,950, a ratio of 12.5 to 1.
Private business has started paving paradises and putting up parking lots, the nation's image rights are the strictest in the world, mysterious black helicopters menace farmers to ensure compliance with straitjacketing agricultural policies, and government buildings are being cleansed for anything that might have racist connotations. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Middle Earth's national animal is the eagle, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to toxic air pollution, and its national religion is Elfism.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Middle Earth's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Middle Earth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed and the Top 10% for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
- : Middle Earth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Dead.
- : Middle Earth was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Zombies.
- : Middle Earth's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Middle Earth's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Middle Earth's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Middle Earth's influence in The Rejected Realms rose from "Zero" to "Unproven".
- : Middle Earth relocated from Advanced Regional Collective to The Rejected Realms.
- : Middle Earth was ejected from Advanced Regional Collective by The Kingdom of United Ordiampootfarno.