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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,852ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,348thNudest: 2,643rd
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A Giant Meteor

Population3.497 billion

CapitalToutatis
LeaderHalley Comet
FaithFollowers of the Feature

CurrencyLodestone
AnimalAmeoba

The Featured Region Event of A Giant Meteor is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Halley Comet with an iron fist, and remarkable for its lack of airports, parental licensing program, and compulsory military service. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.497 billion Meteorians are kept under strict control by the oppressive government, which measures its success by the nation's GDP and refers to individual citizens as "human resources."

The enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Administration, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Toutatis. The average income tax rate is 92.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meteorian economy, worth 553 trillion Lodestones a year, is quite specialized and led by the Retail industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Uranium Mining, and Woodchip Exports. Black market activity is rampant. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 158,283 Lodestones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

The nation is well known for its rather dull and family-friendly architecture, when conspiracy theorists talk about "government moles" they're referring to mysteriously mobile skin lesions, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence, and days begin with afternoon tea. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. A Giant Meteor's national animal is the Ameoba, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to widespread deforestation, and its national religion is Followers of the Feature.

A Giant Meteor is ranked 73,266th in the world and 6th in Cemetery for Largest Populations, with 3.50 billion Capita.

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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,852ndMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,348thTop
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Nudest: 2,643rdLargest Mining Sector: 2,995thLargest Retail Industry: 3,386thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,452ndMost Corrupt Governments: 5,849thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,963rdLargest Black Market: 6,337thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,819thFattest Citizens: 7,380thLowest Crime Rates: 8,300thLargest Governments: 9,079thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,441stMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,137thMost Secular: 11,390thTop
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Most Developed: 12,026thHighest Average Incomes: 12,534thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,972ndMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,153rdLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,702ndMost Efficient Economies: 19,262ndSmartest Citizens: 19,526thLargest Welfare Programs: 21,967th
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Fattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : A Giant Meteor's influence in Cemetery rose from "Squire" to "Apprentice".
  • : A Giant Meteor's influence in Cemetery rose from "Page" to "Squire".
  • : A Giant Meteor's influence in Cemetery rose from "Shoeshiner" to "Page".
  • : A Giant Meteor's influence in Cemetery rose from "Zero" to "Shoeshiner".
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, days begin with afternoon tea.
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, possession of tomato seeds with intent to garden is a criminal offence.
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, when conspiracy theorists talk about "government moles" they're referring to mysteriously mobile skin lesions.
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, the nation is well known for its rather dull and family-friendly architecture.
  • : Following new legislation in A Giant Meteor, terrorists who are 17th cousins with the ex-wives of half-brothers of citizens are now exempt from the immigration ban.
  • : A Giant Meteor lodged a message on the Cemetery Regional Message Board.

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