The People's Republic of
New York Times Democracy
He said with a grin, as he wiped off his chin....
Regional Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The People's Republic of Matison is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with a fair hand, and renowned for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 16.261 billion Matisonians enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The tiny government is primarily concerned with Education, although Defense and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matison City. The average income tax rate is 3.4%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matisonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,374 trillion farks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 146,012 farks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

The government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid, the government spends millions of farks every year prosecuting spammers, procrastination is a national sport, and 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office. Crime is a serious problem, probably because of the absence of a police force. Matison's national animal is the LOLcat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Matison is ranked 6th in 42 Douglas Adams and 22,179th in the world for Most Subsidized Industry, scoring 48 on the Gilded Widget Scale.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Matison, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.
  • : Matison fell out of the regional Top 10% for Largest Agricultural Sector.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, procrastination is a national sport.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the government spends millions of farks every year prosecuting spammers.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the government extracts trade concessions from poor nations in exchange for humanitarian aid.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, parents who refuse to vaccinate their children are given a short jail sentence.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, mandatory neutering has made purebred dogs a thing of the past.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, politicians are often found scavenging bins at night to supplement their income.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Armed.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Lowest Overall Tax Burden.

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