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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 127th Largest Pizza Delivery Sector: 165th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 210th
The Free Domes of
Capitalizt
We flourish together as free men and women
Steven Dessler
Influence
Shoeshiner
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

Overview Factbook Policies People Government Economy Rank Trend Cards

Meridiani Planum

Population27.68 billion

CapitalPrometheus Dome
LeaderSteven Dessler
FaithEudaimonism

Currencylibra
Animalbeaver

The Free Domes of Meridiani Planum is a gargantuan, socially progressive nation, ruled by Steven Dessler with an even hand, and notable for its vat-grown people, unlimited-speed roads, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 27.68 billion Meridians enjoy some of the most opulent lifestyles in the region, unless they are unemployed or working-class, in which case they are variously starving to death or crippled by easily preventable diseases.

There is no government in the normal sense of the word; however, a small group of community-minded, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Prometheus Dome. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Meridian economy, worth a remarkable 7,884 trillion libras a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Uranium Mining. Average income is an amazing 284,855 libras, with the richest citizens earning 8.8 times as much as the poorest.

Personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability, the government is purchasing vast amounts of palm oil for plastics production, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me, and teen gangs are encouraged to take drugs. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, probably because of the absence of a police force. Meridiani Planum's national animal is the beaver, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Eudaimonism.

Meridiani Planum is ranked 1,155th in the world and 15th in Capitalist Paradise for Highest Workforce Participation Rate, with 90.04 Workforce Participation Rate.

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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 127thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 165thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 210thFattest Citizens: 338thHighest Crime Rates: 420thMost Armed: 559thHighest Economic Output: 578thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 682ndHighest Disposable Incomes: 724thMost Avoided: 751stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 836thLargest Gambling Industry: 866thMost Rebellious Youth: 870thLargest Mining Sector: 964thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,081stLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,153rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 1,155thRudest Citizens: 1,403rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,743rdHighest Average Incomes: 1,889thLargest Retail Industry: 2,049thLargest Populations: 2,185thHighest Wealthy Incomes: 2,214thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,272ndLargest Insurance Industry: 2,843rdMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,358thSmartest Citizens: 5,360thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,990thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 6,309thMost Stationary: 7,105thHighest Drug Use: 7,525thTop
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Most Pro-Market: 7,713thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,596thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 8,835thLargest Black Market: 9,023rdNudest: 12,069thHighest Poor Incomes: 12,587thMost Secular: 13,299th
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Largest Soda Pop Sector: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 5th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 7th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 9th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 10th in the regionMost Armed: 10th in the regionFattest Citizens: 10th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 10th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 12th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 12th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 13th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 14th in the regionTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 15th in the regionMost Avoided: 16th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 16th in the regionLargest Populations: 17th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 18th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 18th in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 19th in the regionHighest Drug Use: 21st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 22nd in the regionNudest: 25th in the regionRudest Citizens: 25th in the regionMost Stationary: 26th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 28th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Meridiani Planum, teen gangs are encouraged to take drugs.
  • : Following new legislation in Meridiani Planum, the backs of 'No Trespassing' signs were made for you and me.
  • : Following new legislation in Meridiani Planum, the government is purchasing vast amounts of palm oil for plastics production.
  • : Meridiani Planum was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Meridiani Planum, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Following new legislation in Meridiani Planum, emergency services don't respond to trailer park fires.
  • : Following new legislation in Meridiani Planum, college-level writing classes are taught by undergraduate editors of the school newspaper.
  • : Following new legislation in Meridiani Planum, economists claim no news is good news.
  • : Following new legislation in Meridiani Planum, an increasing number of citizens believe the world is flat.
  • : Following new legislation in Meridiani Planum, when you fly on Air Meridiani Planum you win a seat or you die.

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