Most Pro-Market: 2nd Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2nd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 123rd
The Free Domes of
Capitalizt
We flourish together as free men and women
Regional Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Free Domes of Meridiani Planum is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Steven Dessler with an even hand, and notable for its deadly medical pandemics, sprawling nuclear power plants, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 21.526 billion Meridians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, liberal, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Prometheus Dome. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Meridian economy, worth a remarkable 6,051 trillion libras a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 281,144 libras, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,725,882 per year while the poor average 1,398, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

Thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks, and euthanasia is legal. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Meridiani Planum's national animal is the beaver, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Eudaimonism.

Meridiani Planum is ranked 3,041st in the world and 48th in Capitalist Paradise for Most Scientifically Advanced, scoring 369.48 on the Kurzweil Singularity Index.

Top
1%
Most Pro-Market: 2ndGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 2ndLargest Soda Pop Sector: 123rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 142ndRudest Citizens: 270thFattest Citizens: 272ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 272ndLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 355thHighest Crime Rates: 460thMost Armed: 613thHighest Economic Output: 625thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 740thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 792ndLargest Retail Industry: 980thMost Avoided: 985thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,147thLargest Mining Sector: 1,293rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,311thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,367thTop
5%
Largest Gambling Industry: 1,595thHighest Average Incomes: 1,615thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,917thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,933rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,389thLargest Populations: 2,605thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2,684thLargest Information Technology Sector: 2,785thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,041stMost Secular: 3,455thSmartest Citizens: 3,763rdLargest Insurance Industry: 4,782ndHighest Drug Use: 4,913thNudest: 6,829thMost Extreme: 7,311thTop
10%
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 7,705thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,142ndLargest Black Market: 8,813thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,761stLargest Agricultural Sector: 10,792ndLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,014th
Top
1%
Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2nd in the regionTop
5%
Largest Soda Pop Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 7th in the regionMost Extreme: 10th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 11th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 11th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 11th in the regionLargest Populations: 13th in the regionNudest: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 13th in the regionMost Secular: 14th in the regionRudest Citizens: 14th in the regionTop
10%
Most Rebellious Youth: 15th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 20th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 20th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 21st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 21st in the regionMost Avoided: 23rd in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 23rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Manufacturing Sector.
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Average Incomes and Largest Gambling Industry.
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector.
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Publishing Industry.
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Black Market.
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Largest Soda Pop Sector, Highest Average Incomes, Highest Wealthy Incomes, Largest Gambling Industry, and Fattest Citizens.
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Most Extreme (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Rudest Citizens (last census: Top 5%).

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