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Most Advanced Public Education: 928thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,091stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,837th
The Featured Region Event of
Father Knows Best State
What a wonder; what a sight!
Influence
Shoeshiner
Region
Civil Rights
Some
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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A Giant Meteor

Population5.575 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 renowned for its teetotalling pirates, public floggings, and zero percent divorce rate. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 5.575 billion Meteorians are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The enormous, 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 91.2%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meteorian economy, worth a remarkable 1,159 trillion Lodestones a year, is quite specialized and mostly comprised of black market activity, especially in Retail, Uranium Mining, Arms Manufacturing, and Information Technology. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an amazing 207,974 Lodestones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.3 times as much as the poorest.

Many in A Giant Meteor are born in the purple, constipated disaster survivors are rapidly learning that MRE is short for "Meal Requiring Enemas", autumn landscape paintings feature men stripping leaves from bare branches with a vacuum, and prematurely retired barristers twitch in anxiety when they talk about their courtroom experiences. 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 247,299th in the world and 7th in dirty place for Highest Crime Rates, with 1.95 crimes per hour.

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Most Advanced Public Education: 928thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,091stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,837thLargest Retail Industry: 1,837thLargest Mining Sector: 2,274thLargest Black Market: 2,301stMost Corrupt Governments: 2,646thTop
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Largest Furniture Restoration Industry: 2,879thMost Subsidized Industry: 3,145thFattest Citizens: 3,544thMost Avoided: 3,561stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 4,395thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,092ndHighest Average Incomes: 6,635thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 7,841stHighest Average Tax Rates: 8,472ndMost Developed: 9,746thLargest Governments: 10,543rdMost Efficient Economies: 11,634thTop
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Most Secular: 15,762ndHighest Economic Output: 17,766thSmartest Citizens: 18,175thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 18,493rdLowest Crime Rates: 22,469thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 23,590thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 24,481stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 25,443rdMost Patriotic: 26,155thLongest Average Lifespans: 26,229th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Avoided: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : A Giant Meteor's influence in Dirty place rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, prematurely retired barristers twitch in anxiety when they talk about their courtroom experiences.
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, autumn landscape paintings feature men stripping leaves from bare branches with a vacuum.
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, constipated disaster survivors are rapidly learning that MRE is short for "Meal Requiring Enemas".
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, many in A Giant Meteor are born in the purple.
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, the only thing that can pin down a "superhero" is red tape.
  • : A Giant Meteor lodged a message on the Dirty place Regional Message Board.
  • : A Giant Meteor relocated from Abidjan to Dirty place.
  • : A Giant Meteor's influence in Abidjan rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : A Giant Meteor was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Longest Average Lifespans.

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