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Most Primitive: 331stMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,243rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,460th
The Kingdom of
Mother Knows Best State Suspiciously Conservative Democracy
Why are you giving this to me Will?!
Queen Summer Agireul
Influence
Zero
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Unheard Of

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Upper Michigania

Population2.467 billion

CapitalMarquette
LeaderQueen Summer Agireul
FaithDefending the Many Regions of the World

Currencydollar
Animalgryphon

The Kingdom of Upper Michigania is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Queen Summer Agireul with an iron fist, and notable for its national health service, otherworldly petting zoo, and public floggings. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.467 billion Upper Michiganians 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 large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Administration, and Spirituality. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Marquette. The average income tax rate is 69.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Upper Michiganian economy, worth 317 trillion dollars a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, quite specialized black market in Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, Retail, and Beef-Based Agriculture. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an impressive 128,766 dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

A newly discovered small mammal's name translates into Upper Michiganian as 'your finger, you fool', organ donation rates are among the lowest in the region, the nationalised Arms Manufacturing Industry is not interested in making weapons, and amorous nobles always bring the same disappointing gift to weddings. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Upper Michigania's national animal is the gryphon, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Defending the Many Regions of the World.

Upper Michigania is ranked 154,482nd in the world and 8th in The UN Of The Universal Republic for Rudest Citizens, with 40.69 Insults Per Minute.

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Most Primitive: 331stMost Ignorant Citizens: 1,243rdHighest Crime Rates: 1,460thMost Devout: 1,679thLargest Agricultural Sector: 2,266thTop
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Highest Unexpected Death Rate: 2,850thMost Armed: 3,864thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 4,218thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 5,974thLargest Black Market: 6,356thMost Rebellious Youth: 7,014thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,030thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 7,441stMost World Assembly Endorsements: 8,524thLargest Retail Industry: 9,653rdMost Corrupt Governments: 10,997thTop
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Most Cultured: 12,117thMost Valuable International Artwork: 12,154thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,278thLargest Welfare Programs: 17,106thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 18,315thMost Advanced Public Transport: 18,332ndHighest Average Incomes: 20,185thHighest Poor Incomes: 20,289th
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Most Primitive: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Ignorant Citizens: 1st in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionMost Devout: 1st in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the region

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Endorsements Received: 7 » Panthalassa-Pangaea, Hashishin, Yetria, North Akia, The 23 Stars, Lorom Ipsim, and Guardian Thomas.

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