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The Kingdom of Meat Sandwich

“We master all that lies before”

Category: Father Knows Best State
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Few

Regional Influence: Squire

Location: Lazarus

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Meat Sandwich

Population16.836 billion

CapitalDoomstadt
LeaderDoom

CurrencyFranc
AnimalMoose

The Kingdom of Meat Sandwich is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Doom with an iron fist, and remarkable for its national health service, strictly enforced bedtime, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 16.836 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 large, corrupt government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Education, and Law & Order. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Doomstadt. The average income tax rate is 80.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Meat Sandwichian economy, worth a remarkable 2,130 trillion Francs a year, is led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Book Publishing, and Retail. Black market activity is notable. Average income is an impressive 126,534 Francs, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The regional delicacy of chocolate bombes is deadlier than an unexploded bomb, rumour has it Doom needs a calculator to multiply ten by ten, it is typical to be greeted by a string of curse words in Meat Sandwichian restaurants, and statue-sitting has replaced the stake-out as the dullest form of police duty. 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 30,117th in the world and 1,239th in Lazarus for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,015.73 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Most Stationary: 1,895thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 2,248thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 2,965thMost Influential: 3,084thMost Advanced Law Enforcement: 5,289thHighest Economic Output: 5,602ndMost Corrupt Governments: 6,050thLargest Black Market: 6,435thLargest Populations: 7,688thTop
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Most Beautiful Environments: 8,569thMost Advanced Defense Forces: 8,930thMost Developed: 9,257thLowest Crime Rates: 9,477thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,491stMost Cultured: 9,725thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 9,775thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 10,006thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 10,958thMost Advanced Public Education: 11,689thHighest Poor Incomes: 11,867thLargest Information Technology Sector: 12,190thLargest Governments: 12,592ndLongest Average Lifespans: 12,624thHighest Average Tax Rates: 12,707thLargest Publishing Industry: 12,784thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,789thMost Advanced Public Transport: 12,868thSmartest Citizens: 13,729thMost Efficient Economies: 14,492ndLargest Arms Manufacturing Sector: 14,544th
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Most Stationary: 45th in the regionTop
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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 64th in the regionMost Influential: 80th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 167th in the regionLargest Populations: 234th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 256th in the regionTop
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Most Advanced Law Enforcement: 342nd in the regionLargest Black Market: 358th in the regionMost Corrupt Governments: 361st in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 466th in the regionMost Developed: 498th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 533rd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 554th in the regionMost Cultured: 570th in the region

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