Most Pro-Market: 3rd Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 128th
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 remarkable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and complete lack of public education. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 21.964 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 6,175 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 179,722nd in the world and 314th in Capitalist Paradise for Highest Average Tax Rates, with -243.06 Effective Tax Rate.

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Most Pro-Market: 3rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 128thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 142ndLowest Overall Tax Burden: 266thFattest Citizens: 280thRudest Citizens: 324thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 364thHighest Crime Rates: 483rdHighest Economic Output: 609thMost Armed: 626thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 788thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 804thMost Avoided: 1,004thLargest Retail Industry: 1,051stMost Rebellious Youth: 1,144thLargest Mining Sector: 1,294thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,314thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,408thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,631stHighest Average Incomes: 1,644thTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,872ndLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,878thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,450thLargest Populations: 2,549thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2,845thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,230thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,464thSmartest Citizens: 3,933rdMost Secular: 4,126thLargest Insurance Industry: 5,014thHighest Drug Use: 6,592ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 7,584thNudest: 7,600thMost Extreme: 8,371stLargest Black Market: 8,923rdTop
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Largest Cheese Export Sector: 9,150thLeast Corrupt Governments: 11,451stLargest Agricultural Sector: 12,061stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 13,060thMost Stationary: 16,167th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 3rd in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionMost Extreme: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 14th in the regionNudest: 14th in the regionTop
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Highest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 16th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 17th in the regionMost Secular: 17th in the regionRudest Citizens: 18th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 20th in the regionMost Armed: 21st in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 23rd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rd in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 23rd in the regionHighest Drug Use: 26th in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29th in the region

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