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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,578thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,856thMost Secular: 2,000th
The Greater Imperial Union of
Father Knows Best State
Nearly anything and everything is just a point of view
Supreme Generalissimo Beast Clarke
Influence
Apprentice
Region
Civil Rights
Average
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Rare

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The sovereign provinces of Mesha

Population2.207 billion

CapitalImpereisium
LeaderSupreme Generalissimo Beast Clarke

CurrencyMeshan Muenit
AnimalLion

The Greater Imperial Union of The sovereign provinces of Mesha is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Supreme Generalissimo Beast Clarke with an iron fist, and notable for its pith helmet sales, compulsory military service, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, cynical, humorless population of 2.207 billion Meshans are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.

The medium-sized, corrupt, well-organized government is primarily concerned with Defense, although Education, Law & Order, and Administration are also considered important, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Impereisium. The average income tax rate is 89.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meshan economy, worth 494 trillion Meshan Muenits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. However, for those in the know, there is an enormous, deeply entrenched, fairly diversified black market in Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Retail. The private sector mostly consists of enterprising ten-year-olds selling lemonade on the sidewalk, but the government is looking at stamping this out. Average income is an amazing 223,850 Meshan Muenits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Pet loving officers arrest citizens who don't give their dogs enough biscuits, the tenet of free speech is held dear, there is a growing belief that consciousness is a simulated illusion within a computer-generated reality, and adverts proclaim it has to be healthy if the Mornay uses hand-grated Gallopavian Gruyère. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. The sovereign provinces of Mesha's national animal is the Lion, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

The sovereign provinces of Mesha is ranked 6,050th in the world and 11th in Conch Kingdom for Most Advanced Law Enforcement, scoring 9,513.81 on the Orwell Orderliness Index.

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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 1,578thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1,856thMost Secular: 2,000thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 2,211thTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,838thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,309thMost Influential: 3,548thLargest Information Technology Sector: 3,585thMost Scientifically Advanced: 4,378thLargest Retail Industry: 4,645thHighest Average Incomes: 4,825thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,843rdMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 6,050thLargest Black Market: 6,236thMost Valuable International Artwork: 6,372ndLargest Governments: 7,321stMost Developed: 7,951stMost Subsidized Industry: 8,113thLowest Crime Rates: 9,296thMost Efficient Economies: 9,449thHighest Average Tax Rates: 9,839thSmartest Citizens: 10,811thRudest Citizens: 11,154thLongest Average Lifespans: 11,822ndTop
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Most Advanced Public Education: 12,621stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 12,897thMost Advanced Public Transport: 16,797thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 18,355thHealthiest Citizens: 23,531st
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Largest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionTop
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Largest Black Market: 5th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 6th in the regionMost Secular: 7th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 7th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 9th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 11th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 11th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 12th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 14th in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 15th in the regionLargest Governments: 17th in the regionMost Developed: 20th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 20th in the regionTop
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Most Valuable International Artwork: 24th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 24th in the regionRudest Citizens: 25th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 26th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 31st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 31st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 33rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 34th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 35th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 42nd in the region

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