Largest Agricultural Sector: 77th Most Stationary: 1,394th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,548th
The People's Republic of
New York Times Democracy
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Regional Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The People's Republic of Matison is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, multi-spousal wedding ceremonies, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 18.595 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, although Defense is also considered important, 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 1.5%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matisonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,652 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 Gambling. Average income is an impressive 142,669 farks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.1 times as much as the poorest.

Town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason, the Grinder at Fat Sal's Deli and Recycling Center is a national institution, and party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises. 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 92,712th in the world and 9th in 42 Douglas Adams for Most Popular Tourist Destinations, with 38.11 Tourists Per Hour.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 77thMost Stationary: 1,394thLargest Publishing Industry: 1,548thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 2,169thMost Influential: 2,358thLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,645thHighest Economic Output: 2,717thHighest Crime Rates: 3,134thMost Cultured: 3,357thLargest Populations: 3,946thMost Armed: 4,482ndLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,470thRudest Citizens: 5,503rdSmartest Citizens: 5,631stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,001stMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,504thTop
10%
Highest Poor Incomes: 8,265thMost Secular: 8,599thHighest Drug Use: 10,063rdMost Developed: 10,273rdMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 10,508thLargest Gambling Industry: 11,787thHighest Average Incomes: 12,297thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 14,485thLargest Black Market: 14,637thNudest: 15,301st
Top
10%
Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionRudest Citizens: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, party affiliation is just as irrelevant as campaign promises.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the Grinder at Fat Sal's Deli and Recycling Center is a national institution.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, prices fluctuate manically for no fathomable reason.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, town nameplates frequently raise giggles from passing tourists.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the law is more interested in punishing crime than preventing it.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the internet has been placed under government control.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, Matison City's main city thoroughfare has been blocked by a row of leyland cypresses that mysteriously appeared overnight.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, new cases of Asbestosis are cropping up as quickly as hospitals can deal with them.

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