Largest Agricultural Sector: 102nd Largest Publishing Industry: 1,286th Most Stationary: 1,453rd
The People's Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
He said with a grin, as he wiped off his chin....
Regional Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Very Good
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 an even hand, and remarkable for its unlimited-speed roads, strictly enforced bedtime, and keen interest in outer space. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 17.918 billion Matisonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is effectively ruled by the Department of Education, with Defense and Industry 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 1.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matisonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,444 trillion farks a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is fairly diversified and led by the Book Publishing industry, with major contributions from Tourism, Beef-Based Agriculture, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 136,431 farks, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.0 times as much as the poorest.

The national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall, a crusade against barbaric religious practices has begun, tourists are forbidden to enter Native Matisonian lands, and political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act. 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 189,013th in the world and 9th in 42 Douglas Adams for Most Advanced Public Transport, scoring -14.83 on the Societal Mobility Rating.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 102ndLargest Publishing Industry: 1,286thMost Stationary: 1,453rdLeast Corrupt Governments: 1,851stTop
5%
Most Influential: 2,203rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,791stHighest Economic Output: 2,850thMost Cultured: 2,898thHighest Crime Rates: 3,244thLargest Populations: 4,034thMost Armed: 4,903rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 4,926thSmartest Citizens: 5,165thMost Secular: 5,863rdMost Developed: 6,849thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,893rdMost Cheerful Citizens: 7,075thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,150thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 7,516thRudest Citizens: 7,532ndTop
10%
Highest Average Incomes: 12,354thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,842ndLargest Gambling Industry: 13,345thMost Efficient Economies: 14,183rdLargest Black Market: 16,384th
Top
10%
Largest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Matison, political satirists and late night comedians weep as the government begins cleaning up its act.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Rudest Citizens, Largest Cheese Export Sector, and Highest Workforce Participation Rate.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, tourists are forbidden to enter Native Matisonian lands.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, a crusade against barbaric religious practices has begun.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the national guard is mobilized whenever a mother gets separated from her child at the mall.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the government's economic policy is "sort it yourself".
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Black Market, Highest Workforce Participation Rate, and Largest Timber Woodchipping Industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the art of conversation has been rediscovered.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, auditors are gutting every governmental department.

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