Largest Agricultural Sector: 75th Most Stationary: 1,367th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,542nd
The People's Republic of
New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

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The People's Republic of Matison is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with a fair hand, and remarkable for its multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, sprawling nuclear power plants, and strictly enforced bedtime. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 18.813 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, outspoken government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Administration are ignored. 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 2,699 trillion farks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Book Publishing, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Gambling. Average income is an impressive 143,480 farks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.2 times as much as the poorest.

Fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals, rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements, snap elections are called over every minor impasse, and every workday begins with group therapy. 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 14,634th in the world and 2nd in 42 Douglas Adams for Largest Black Market, with 11.7 trillion Standard Monetary Units.

Top
1%
Largest Agricultural Sector: 75thMost Stationary: 1,367thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,542ndTop
5%
Least Corrupt Governments: 1,952ndMost Influential: 2,393rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,659thHighest Economic Output: 2,668thMost Cultured: 3,256thHighest Crime Rates: 3,301stLargest Populations: 3,895thMost Armed: 4,791stRudest Citizens: 5,133rdSmartest Citizens: 5,653rdHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 5,842ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 6,037thMost Cheerful Citizens: 6,305thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,787thHighest Poor Incomes: 8,412thMost Secular: 9,079thTop
10%
Highest Drug Use: 10,025thMost Developed: 10,231stHighest Average Incomes: 12,349thLargest Gambling Industry: 13,578thLargest Black Market: 14,634thNudest: 15,770thMost Scientifically Advanced: 16,606thMost Efficient Economies: 18,495thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 18,530th
Top
10%
Highest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Efficient Economies.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Secular and the Top 10% for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens and Highest Poor Incomes and the Top 10% for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, every workday begins with group therapy.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, snap elections are called over every minor impasse.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, rare art has become a significant factor in negotiating all foreign trade agreements.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, fighter pilots crash out of the air after failing to understand their foreign instruction manuals.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.

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