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The Featured Region Event of A Giant Meteor

“What a wonder; what a sight!”

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The Featured Region Event of A Giant Meteor is a massive, efficient nation, ruled by Halley Comet with an iron fist, and renowned for its compulsory vegetarianism, absence of drug laws, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 3.478 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 550 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 7,353rd in the world and 1st in Cemetery for Fattest Citizens, with 19.06 Obesity Rate.

Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1,860thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 2,350thTop
Nudest: 2,660thLargest Mining Sector: 2,987thLargest Retail Industry: 3,370thMost Advanced Public Education: 3,470thMost Corrupt Governments: 5,833rdMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 5,980thLargest Black Market: 6,324thHighest Average Tax Rates: 6,829thFattest Citizens: 7,353rdLowest Crime Rates: 8,299thLargest Governments: 9,078thHighest Poor Incomes: 10,448thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 11,126thMost Secular: 11,408thTop
Most Developed: 12,055thHighest Average Incomes: 12,512thMost Subsidized Industry: 12,980thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 14,166thLargest Information Technology Sector: 18,669thMost Efficient Economies: 19,248thSmartest Citizens: 19,522ndLargest Welfare Programs: 21,976th
Most Efficient Economies: 1st in the regionMost Developed: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 1st in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Governments: 1st in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 1st in the regionSmartest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionNudest: 1st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 1st in the regionFattest Citizens: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 1st in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 1st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 1st in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Mining Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 1st in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 1st in the region

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