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Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,399thMost Secular: 5,893rdLargest Manufacturing Sector: 12,791st
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Population373 million


CurrencyMegistian Taco

The Federal Republic of Megistos is a huge, cultured nation, remarkable for its anti-smoking policies, daily referendums, and devotion to social welfare. The hard-nosed population of 373 million Megistians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The medium-sized, corrupt government prioritizes Defense, although Administration, Industry, and Law & Order are also considered important, while International Aid and Spirituality receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Styx. The average income tax rate is 35.3%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The all-consuming Megistian economy, worth 43.1 trillion Megistian Tacoes 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 a slick, highly efficient, broadly diversified black market in Information Technology, Arms Manufacturing, Tourism, and Book Publishing. 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 impressive 115,676 Megistian Tacoes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.7 times as much as the poorest.

Serial killers who are released early distribute death but not their seed, most people suffer from some form of hearing loss, rocket boots and thermal detonators have become standard-issue military gear, and failed genetic experiments wreak havoc as they roam the countryside. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a capable police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Megistos's national animal is the Turtle, which can occasionally be seen avoiding garbage in the nation's murky oceans.

Megistos is ranked 33,432nd in the world and 479th in 10000 Islands for Most Developed, scoring 71.83 on the Human Development Index.

Most Valuable International Artwork: 2,399thMost Secular: 5,893rdTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 12,791stHighest Disposable Incomes: 12,955thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 13,443rdLargest Soda Pop Sector: 13,694thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 15,400thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,072ndHighest Poor Incomes: 20,539th
Most Valuable International Artwork: 69th in the regionMost Secular: 94th in the regionTop
Largest Manufacturing Sector: 118th in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 130th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 131st in the regionLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 157th in the regionLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 161st in the regionLargest Black Market: 194th in the region

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