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Largest Populations: 883rd Largest Welfare Programs: 5,923rd Highest Economic Output: 6,643rd
The Queen's State of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
Peace and Serenity
the Governor
Influence
Truckler
Region
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Powerhouse
Political Freedom
Very Good

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Meldrum

Population29.833 billion

CapitalCapital Heights
Leaderthe Governor
Faithnone

Currencybetale
Animaldeer

The Queen's State of Meldrum is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by the Governor with an even hand, and renowned for its avowedly heterosexual populace, punitive income tax rates, and suspicion of poets. The hard-working population of 29.833 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, although Environment, Education, and Industry are also considered important, while Social Policy and Spirituality receive no funds. 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 1,576 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 52,056th in the world and 17th in The Bandits for Most Extensive Civil Rights, with 67.45 Martin Luther King, Jr. Units.

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Largest Populations: 883rdTop
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Largest Welfare Programs: 5,923rdHighest Economic Output: 6,643rdTop
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Largest Retail Industry: 12,650thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 15,784th
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Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 2nd in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 2nd in the regionTop
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Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 3rd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 3rd in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 4th in the regionMost Average: 5th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 5th in the regionBest Weather: 5th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Meldrum's influence in The Bandits fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Meldrum's influence in The Bandits rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Meldrum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Meldrum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Meldrum's influence in The Bandits fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Meldrum's influence in The Bandits rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".
  • : Meldrum was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Most Survivors and the Top 5% for Most Zombies.
  • : Meldrum was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Average.
  • : Meldrum's influence in The Bandits fell from "Handshaker" to "Truckler".
  • : Meldrum's influence in The Bandits rose from "Truckler" to "Handshaker".

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