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Most Stationary: 1,750thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,745thMost Influential: 2,988th
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Meat Sandwich

Population19.01 billion



The Kingdom of Meat Sandwich is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Doom with an iron fist, and notable for its digital currency, sprawling nuclear power plants, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 19.01 billion Meat Sandwichians 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 government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Doomstadt. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meat Sandwichian economy, worth a remarkable 2,430 trillion Francs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 127,858 Francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, religion is strictly forbidden within school grounds, and a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Meat Sandwich's national animal is the Moose, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Meat Sandwich is ranked 79,656th in the world and 3,368th in Lazarus for Most Authoritarian, with 768.74 milliStalins.

Most Stationary: 1,750thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,745thMost Influential: 2,988thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,836thLargest Black Market: 4,531stMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,450thHighest Economic Output: 5,881stMost Beautiful Environments: 7,180thLargest Populations: 7,454thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,518thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,676thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,809thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,205thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,599thMost Developed: 9,000thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,122ndMost Advanced Public Education: 9,142ndMost Cultured: 9,179thLowest Crime Rates: 9,492ndTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,306thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,376thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,775thLargest Governments: 12,330thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,526thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,017thSmartest Citizens: 13,149thBest Weather: 13,158thLongest Average Lifespans: 13,946thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,111thMost Efficient Economies: 16,024thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,114thHighest Average Incomes: 19,686th
Most Stationary: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 55th in the regionMost Influential: 74th in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 168th in the regionLargest Populations: 228th in the regionLargest Black Market: 243rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 280th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 316th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 350th in the regionTop
Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 408th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 409th in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 416th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 448th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 452nd in the regionMost Developed: 478th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 482nd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 499th in the regionMost Cultured: 499th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 564th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 648th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 660th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 676th in the regionLargest Governments: 700th in the regionBest Weather: 705th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 729th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 741st in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 749th in the region

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