Most Pro-Market: 3rd Greatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rd Largest Soda Pop Sector: 103rd
The Free Domes of
Capitalizt
We flourish together as free men and women
Regional Influence
Sprat
Civil Rights
Excessive
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The Free Domes of Meridiani Planum is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Steven Dessler with an even hand, and renowned for its barren, inhospitable landscape, deadly medical pandemics, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, cheerful population of 22.233 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, liberal, pro-business individuals juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Industry. 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 6,250 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 281,144 libras, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 2,725,882 per year while the poor average 1,398, a ratio of 1,948 to 1.

Thousands of former welfare recipients are in a revolutionary uproar as the rest of society is enjoying a hefty tax break, 'A is for Annulment' is a popular children's song, leather-clad individuals can be seen walking their slaves in public parks, and euthanasia is legal. 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 64,906th in the world and 95th in Capitalist Paradise for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring 1,496.92 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Pro-Market: 3rdGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 3rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 103rdHighest Wealthy Incomes: 128thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 264thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 265thFattest Citizens: 266thRudest Citizens: 326thHighest Crime Rates: 435thMost Armed: 570thHighest Economic Output: 599thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 689thMost Avoided: 788thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 824thLargest Retail Industry: 941stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,005thMost Rebellious Youth: 1,009thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 1,075thLargest Mining Sector: 1,138thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,222ndHighest Average Incomes: 1,415thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1,523rdTop
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Largest Publishing Industry: 1,726thMost Cheerful Citizens: 2,265thLargest Populations: 2,543rdMost Extensive Civil Rights: 2,966thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,504thMost Scientifically Advanced: 3,719thSmartest Citizens: 3,789thLargest Insurance Industry: 4,313thMost Secular: 4,346thNudest: 6,802ndLargest Manufacturing Sector: 6,920thHighest Drug Use: 6,925thLargest Black Market: 7,724thTop
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Most Extreme: 8,098thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8,608thLeast Corrupt Governments: 10,955thLargest Agricultural Sector: 11,544thLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 12,324thMost Stationary: 13,084th
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Most Pro-Market: 1st in the regionGreatest Rich-Poor Divides: 1st in the regionTop
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Highest Wealthy Incomes: 5th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 6th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 6th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 12th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 13th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 13th in the regionFattest Citizens: 13th in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 14th in the regionTop
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Largest Populations: 16th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 16th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 17th in the regionNudest: 19th in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 19th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 19th in the regionMost Extreme: 20th in the regionRudest Citizens: 22nd in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 23rd in the regionMost Armed: 23rd in the regionMost Secular: 24th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 25th in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 25th in the regionMost Avoided: 28th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 29th in the region

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