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The Kingdom of Meat Sandwich

“We master all that lies before”

Category: Father Knows Best State
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Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus


Meat Sandwich

Population19.02 billion



The Kingdom of Meat Sandwich is a gargantuan, orderly nation, ruled by Doom with an iron fist, and remarkable for its strictly enforced bedtime, free-roaming dinosaurs, and stringent health and safety legislation. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 19.02 billion Meat Sandwichians 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 enormous, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Education, Defense, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Doomstadt. The average income tax rate is 84.7%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meat Sandwichian economy, worth a remarkable 2,431 trillion Francs a year, is quite specialized and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is extensive. State-owned companies are reasonably common. Average income is an impressive 127,858 Francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit, the weather report is the prisoners' favourite programme, religion is strictly forbidden within school grounds, and a cat may look at a king and a dude can look at an ass. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to a very well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Meat Sandwich's national animal is the Moose, which is also the nation's favorite main course.

Meat Sandwich is ranked 187,101st in the world and 6,233rd in Lazarus for Nudest, with 54.5 Cheeks Per Square Mile.

Most Stationary: 1,750thTop
Most World Assembly Endorsements: 2,792ndMost Influential: 2,990thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 3,844thLargest Black Market: 4,526thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,439thHighest Economic Output: 5,877thMost Beautiful Environments: 7,168thLargest Populations: 7,446thMost Corrupt Governments: 7,495thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 7,682ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,811thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,194thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 8,595thMost Developed: 8,992ndMost Subsidized Industry: 9,104thMost Cultured: 9,155thMost Advanced Public Education: 9,157thLowest Crime Rates: 9,490thTop
Most Advanced Public Transport: 11,286thHighest Average Tax Rates: 11,390thLargest Information Technology Sector: 11,752ndLargest Governments: 12,322ndHighest Poor Incomes: 12,506thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,991stBest Weather: 13,115thSmartest Citizens: 13,123rdLongest Average Lifespans: 13,954thLargest Publishing Industry: 14,105thMost Efficient Economies: 16,015thLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 17,151stHighest Average Incomes: 19,686th
Most Stationary: 40th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 59th in the regionMost Influential: 73rd in the regionTop
Most Politically Apathetic Citizens: 170th in the regionLargest Populations: 223rd in the regionLargest Black Market: 241st in the regionHighest Economic Output: 275th in the regionMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 313th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 345th in the regionTop
Most Corrupt Governments: 401st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 403rd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 413th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 440th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 446th in the regionMost Developed: 472nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 478th in the regionMost Cultured: 495th in the regionMost Advanced Defense Forces: 495th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 557th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 647th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 650th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 669th in the regionLargest Governments: 695th in the regionBest Weather: 702nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 724th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 725th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 734th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 756th in the region

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