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Most Valuable International Artwork: 25thLargest Populations: 981stHighest Economic Output: 1,128th
The Peace and Love Child of
Anarchy Lawless Wasteland
Love Conquers Fear
Influence
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Security Officer
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Civil Rights
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Economy
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MikesHope

Population36.077 billion

CapitalUtopia
LeaderMike
FaithAgnostic Pantheism

CurrencyKiss
AnimalDream Mirror

The Peace and Love Child of MikesHope is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Mike with a fair hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, prohibition of alcohol, and free-roaming dinosaurs. The compassionate, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 36.077 billion MikesHopeans live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The relatively small, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Environment. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Utopia. Citizens pay a flat income tax of 57.8%.

The frighteningly efficient MikesHopean economy, worth a remarkable 6,796 trillion Kisses a year, is fairly diversified and dominated by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Tourism, Book Publishing, and Beef-Based Agriculture. Black market activity is rampant. Average income is an impressive 188,388 Kisses, but there is a significant disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 532,530 per year while the poor average 53,319, a ratio of 10.0 to 1.

Retail boutiques encourage citizens to honor their military veterans by purchasing flag-patterned underwear, Mike is considering changing the nation's name to Blackacre, the majority of the country's traffic wardens have been sacked overnight, and exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'. Crime, especially youth-related, is pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. MikesHope's national animal is the Dream Mirror, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Agnostic Pantheism.

MikesHope is ranked 109,939th in the world and 153rd in NationStates for Most Extreme, scoring 18.39 on the Paul-Nader Subjective Decentrality Index.

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Most Valuable International Artwork: 25thLargest Populations: 981stHighest Economic Output: 1,128thLargest Black Market: 1,259thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,288thLargest Agricultural Sector: 1,332ndMost Armed: 1,462ndNicest Citizens: 1,802ndMost Compassionate Citizens: 1,841stRudest Citizens: 1,867thHighest Crime Rates: 1,949thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,030thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,106thMost Inclusive: 2,147thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 3,376thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,550thSmartest Citizens: 5,317thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 5,720thMost Cultured: 6,055thHighest Average Incomes: 7,957thMost Efficient Economies: 8,243rdMost Developed: 8,356thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,823rdHighest Disposable Incomes: 10,356thTop
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Most Influential: 13,176thMost Advanced Public Education: 14,065thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,488thMost Beautiful Environments: 16,498thHealthiest Citizens: 16,768thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 16,810thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 17,252ndLargest Governments: 22,360thLargest Retail Industry: 24,031st
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2nd in the regionMost Armed: 4th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionRudest Citizens: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionNicest Citizens: 12th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 12th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 16th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 17th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 21st in the regionMost Inclusive: 24th in the regionLargest Black Market: 25th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 26th in the regionTop
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Largest Agricultural Sector: 28th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 33rd in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 48th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 53rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : MikesHope lodged a message on the NationStates Regional Message Board.
  • : MikesHope was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Rudest Citizens, the Top 5% for Highest Wealthy Incomes, and the Top 10% for Largest Retail Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in MikesHope, exploding toys that leak battery acid are back in the shops after the government declared child safety 'over-rated'.
  • : MikesHope was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "Anarchy".
  • : Following new legislation in MikesHope, the majority of the country's traffic wardens have been sacked overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in MikesHope, Mike is considering changing the nation's name to Blackacre.
  • : Following new legislation in MikesHope, retail boutiques encourage citizens to honor their military veterans by purchasing flag-patterned underwear.
  • : Following new legislation in MikesHope, the government is a proud sponsor of the National Gaming Association.
  • : Following new legislation in MikesHope, married couples must call each other "darling" or risk a fine.
  • : Following new legislation in MikesHope, the wheel has been patented by at least a hundred people.

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