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The People's Republic of Matison

“He said with a grin, as he wiped off his chin....”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Very Good
Political Freedoms:

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: 42 Douglas Adams


The People's Republic of Matison is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with a fair hand, and renowned for its sprawling nuclear power plants. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 14.754 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.

It is difficult to tell where the omnipresent government stops and the rest of society begins, but it concentrates mainly on Education, although Defence and Commerce are on the agenda. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matison City. The average income tax rate is 41%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Book Publishing industries.

The government is pouring money into 'Operation Enduring Democracy', foreign 'investors' have been taking a great interest in the new secret shuttle, badminton was recently banned due to 'unacceptable violence' inherent to the game, and tourists outnumber citizens two to one. Crime -- especially youth-related -- is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Matison's national animal is the LOLcat, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its currency is the fark.

Matison is ranked 6th in 42 Douglas Adams and 107,565th in the world for Largest Insurance Industry, scoring -4 on the Risk Expulsion Effectiveness Rating.

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