Largest Populations: 959th Highest Economic Output: 6,227th Largest Welfare Programs: 6,466th
The Queen's State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace and Serenity
the Governor
Regional Influence
Civil Rights
Very Good
Political Freedom
Very Good

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The Queen's State of Meldrum is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by the Governor with an even hand, and notable for its frequent executions, punitive income tax rates, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-working population of 27.694 billion Meldrumians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The enormous government prioritizes Welfare, with Education, Environment, and Industry also on the agenda, while Social Policy and Spirituality are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Capital Heights. The average income tax rate is 68.5%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The powerhouse Meldrumian economy, worth a remarkable 1,463 trillion betales a year, is quite specialized and dominated by the Retail industry, with significant contributions from Woodchip Exports, Basket Weaving, and Information Technology. Average income is 52,845 betales, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.4 times as much as the poorest.

Sections of the police receive paramilitary training, weathermen are being arrested for attempting to read the future, the tax agency is feared more than serial killers and terrorists, and children have taken to using semaphore in light of the recent mobile phone ban. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Meldrum's national animal is the deer, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is none.

Meldrum is ranked 123,561st in the world and 1,295th in Ancient Lands for Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector, scoring -6.16 on the Henry Ford Productivity Index.

Largest Populations: 959thTop
Highest Economic Output: 6,227thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,466thMost Stationary: 6,721stTop
Largest Retail Industry: 9,667thMost Average: 12,060thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,883rd
Largest Welfare Programs: 8th in the regionBest Weather: 9th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 10th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 12th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 14th in the regionTop
Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 16th in the regionMost Influential: 17th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 19th in the regionLargest Populations: 20th in the regionMost Average: 21st in the regionMost Developed: 23rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 30th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 31st in the regionMost Stationary: 31st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 42nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 46th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 46th in the regionMost Secular: 49th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 50th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 54th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 62nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 72nd in the regionTop
Safest: 80th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 84th in the regionMost Pacifist: 126th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 135th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 139th in the regionNicest Citizens: 139th in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 148th in the regionLargest Governments: 148th in the region

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