Mississippi had money to burn when most other States were just trying to survive. They funded many other State militaries, and many consider them to be one of the unifying agents that brought the Confederation of Dixie together. This was not charity on their part. The casinos that funded it all considered peace and security in the regions surrounding them to be an investment for their own good, and they secured many gold-plated contracts with local governments that remain in effect to this day. They also helped fund numerous space launches, and were primary sponsors to the first generation of casinos in Earth orbit. They have continued funding casinos, and other new ventures, all over known space to this day. Their ventures often fail, but they also often succeed, and the casinos consider the gamble to be worth it.