Largest Agricultural Sector: 94th Most Stationary: 1,433rd Largest Publishing Industry: 1,486th
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, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with a fair hand, and notable for its sprawling nuclear power plants, keen interest in outer space, and irreverence towards religion. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 18.268 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 and Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Administration aren't funded at all. 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 2,585 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 141,552 farks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

Personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway, mathematicians are hated by children across the country, and country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized. 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 20,803rd in the world and 3rd in 42 Douglas Adams for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry, scoring 4,185.91 on the Spitz-Pollish Productivity Index.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 94thMost Stationary: 1,433rdLargest Publishing Industry: 1,486thTop
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1,878thMost Influential: 2,327thHighest Economic Output: 2,723rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,760thMost Cultured: 3,248thHighest Crime Rates: 3,290thLargest Populations: 3,993rdMost Armed: 4,745thSmartest Citizens: 5,351stLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,606thRudest Citizens: 6,051stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 6,907thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,352ndTop
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Most Cheerful Citizens: 7,702ndMost Secular: 7,715thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 7,890thMost Developed: 7,988thHighest Drug Use: 10,202ndLargest Gambling Industry: 11,725thHighest Average Incomes: 12,196thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 12,553rdNudest: 13,401stMost Scientifically Advanced: 14,311thMost Efficient Economies: 14,760th
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Least Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionMost Politically Free: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, country folk are sent to obligatory boarding schools to learn how to be civilized.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, mathematicians are hated by children across the country.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, scenic mountain valleys are flooded with water as damming projects get underway.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, personal injury lawyers are demanding compensation from the government after recent reductions in manufacturer liability.
  • : Matison's influence in 42 Douglas Adams rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest and Highest Drug Use.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, Matison is building an army to protect its overseas territories.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, young girls and senior citizens alike can be spotted wearing colourful short shorts.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, streakers swamp all public events in order to bare it all.

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