Wisconsin is a state in the midwestern United States. It was admitted to the United States in 1848.
Their motto, much in the vein of Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters "Furthur", is "Furward".
Also, Wisconsin is home to possibly one of the most liberal cities in the midwest, Madison. A state capitol and university town, this rather small city was the original the home of The Onion, America's best possible News-source, and also of University of Wisconsin - Madison, a university rather despised by Conservapedia for a while, most likely for the wholehearted support that professor values and liberalism enjoy there. Also, UW is a great university to get drunk at, apparently.
Wisconsin tends to go blue during recent presidential elections, going democratic every election since 1988. Since 1896, it has gone Republican fifteen times (latest being for Reagan's second term), Democratic thirteen times, and Progressive once (when Wisconsin governor Robert "Fighting Bob" M. La Follette, Sr. ran for president).
Despite previous reports to the contrary, Wisconsin is very much a "swing" state, due largely to urban-rural tensions (namely, Madison and Milwaukee versus everywhere else). This is pretty much par for the course for the Midwest.
 Nicknames and exports
- Wisconsinites are often cruelly referred to as "cheeseheads", due to the major dairy production there. The fact that fans of the Green Bay Packers will wear foam cheese on their heads only fuels this more.
- Wisconsin is also known as the "Land of Lakes", appropriated as a brand name by, of course, a cheese and butter manufacturer.
- Badger - see state motto, above.