Largest Agricultural Sector: 89th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,398th Most Stationary: 1,444th
The People's Republic of
New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence
Power
Civil Rights
Very Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The People's Republic of Matison is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, daily referendums, and smutty television. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 18.068 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 minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Industry also on the agenda, 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 1.6%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matisonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,541 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 140,681 farks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The military has grudgingly released all top secret information in an effort for greater transparency, Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program, and radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion. Crime is pervasive, 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 169,657th in the world and 8th in 42 Douglas Adams for Most Compassionate Citizens, scoring 14.13 on the Kitten Softness Rating.

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1%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 89thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,398thMost Stationary: 1,444thLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,641stTop
5%
Most Influential: 2,281stLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,714thHighest Economic Output: 2,734thMost Cultured: 3,018thHighest Crime Rates: 3,381stLargest Populations: 4,019thMost Armed: 5,190thSmartest Citizens: 5,294thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,366thRudest Citizens: 6,146thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,582ndMost Secular: 6,700thHighest Poor Incomes: 6,862ndMost Developed: 7,119thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,136thMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,151stTop
10%
Highest Average Incomes: 11,891stMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,273rdLargest Gambling Industry: 14,115thMost Efficient Economies: 14,290thLargest Black Market: 15,962nd
Top
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matison's influence in 42 Douglas Adams rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Matison lodged a message on the 42 Douglas Adams Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, radio shows frequently feature people denouncing religion.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, criminals and college students are taking an interest in the government's new weed-killing program.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, Super Barry Brothers is the most popular video game in the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the military has grudgingly released all top secret information in an effort for greater transparency.
  • : Matison was reclassified from "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens, Largest Cheese Export Sector, and Highest Workforce Participation Rate.

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