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Largest Retail Industry: 1,998thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,453rdFattest Citizens: 2,698th
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A Giant Meteor

Population9.904 billion

CapitalToutatis
LeaderHalley Comet
FaithFollowers of the Feature

CurrencyLodestone
AnimalAmeoba

The Featured Region Event of A Giant Meteor is a colossal, efficient nation, ruled by Halley Comet with an iron fist, and remarkable for its barren, inhospitable landscape, public floggings, and frequent executions. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 9.904 billion Meteorians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Defense. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Toutatis. The average income tax rate is 75.0%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meteorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,827 trillion Lodestones a year, is mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Retail, Arms Manufacturing, Uranium Mining, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 184,508 Lodestones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Men are finding 'she spots' more easily but they can't use them, the latest political memes depict Halley Comet as an overly-choreographed robot, kilts and cassocks are viewed with suspicion, and mountain rescue missions can end with more people lost than found. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Giant Meteor's national animal is the Ameoba, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Followers of the Feature.

A Giant Meteor is ranked 2,698th in the world and 1st in The United Federation of Planets for Fattest Citizens, with 37.86 Obesity Rate.

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Largest Retail Industry: 1,998thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,453rdFattest Citizens: 2,698thMost Avoided: 2,746thLargest Black Market: 2,795thTop
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Most Secular: 3,089thMost Corrupt Governments: 3,137thLargest Mining Sector: 3,340thMost Advanced Public Education: 6,842ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,635thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 10,524thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 11,848thHighest Average Incomes: 12,887thHighest Poor Incomes: 14,061stHighest Economic Output: 14,272ndTop
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 15,704thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 16,002ndMost Subsidized Industry: 18,831stLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 19,831stLargest Information Technology Sector: 25,475thMost Developed: 26,447thHighest Average Tax Rates: 26,629thLargest Governments: 28,472nd
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Highest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the region

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