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Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,950thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,357thNudest: 2,906th
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A Giant Meteor

Population3.337 billion

LeaderHalley Comet
FaithFollowers of the Feature


The Featured Region Event of A Giant Meteor is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by Halley Comet with an iron fist, and renowned for its closed borders, free-roaming dinosaurs, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.337 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 524 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 157,181 Lodestones, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Women find themselves saying "my eyes are up here" more often than they used to, daisy chain gangs plant flowers and pick up litter, well-off serial killers write monthly checks to avoid jail time, and most people learn to drive on crash courses. 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 84,940th in the world and 21st in Mirror World for Largest Publishing Industry, scoring 3,008.95 on the Bella Potter Productivity e-Index.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,950thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,357thTop
Nudest: 2,906thLargest Mining Sector: 3,258thLargest Retail Industry: 3,359thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,514thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,966thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,077thLargest Black Market: 6,529thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,788thFattest Citizens: 7,380thLowest Crime Rates: 8,446thLargest Governments: 9,059thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,790thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,186thMost Secular: 11,466thMost Developed: 12,177thTop
Most Subsidized Industry: 12,700thHighest Average Incomes: 12,728thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,185thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,831stMost Efficient Economies: 18,897thSmartest Citizens: 19,917thLargest Welfare Programs: 22,651st
Highest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionMost Secular: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 2nd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Developed: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionTop
Most Efficient Economies: 3rd in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 3rd in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 3rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 3rd in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 4th in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 4th in the region

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