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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:
Excellent
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Regional Influence: Powerbroker

Location: 42 Douglas Adams

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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 irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, intelligent population of 14.9 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 is mainly concerned with Education, although Defence and Commerce are secondary priorities. It meets every day to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matison City. The average income tax rate is 40%, but much higher for the wealthy. A powerhouse of a private sector is led by the Beef-Based Agriculture, Tourism, and Book Publishing industries.

Disaster victims are viewed with disdain, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law, museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin, and birth rates have hit an all-time low. 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 9th in 42 Douglas Adams and 115,413th in the world for Largest Public Transport Department, scoring -13 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity: 4 days ago

  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Matison, birth rates have hit an all-time low.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Matison, museums stand half-empty as all foreign exhibits are returned to their countries of origin.
  • 4 days ago: Following new legislation in Matison, noises louder than a whisper have been prohibited by law.
  • 24 days ago: Following new legislation in Matison, disaster victims are viewed with disdain.
  • 24 days ago: Matison lodged a message on the 42 Douglas Adams Regional Message Board.
  • 28 days ago: Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • 42 days ago: Following new legislation in Matison, tourists outnumber citizens two to one.
  • 49 days ago: The People's Republic of Nadison was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Matison, killing 1 million zombies.
  • 49 days ago: The People's Republic of Nadison was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Matison, killing 1 million zombies.
  • 49 days ago: The People's Republic of Nadison was cleansed by a Tactical Zombie Elimination Squad from Matison, killing 1 million zombies.

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