The People's Republic of
New York Times Democracy
He said with a grin, as he wiped off his chin....
Regional Influence
Powerbroker
Civil Rights
Good
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Superb

Overview People Government Economy Trend Analysis

The People's Republic of Matison is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with a fair hand, and notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and complete absence of social welfare. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 16.44 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 tiny government is primarily concerned with Education, with Defense, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Administration receive no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matison City. The average income tax rate is 3.2%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matisonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,406 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 146,404 farks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Matison City Times is sold out, and prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals. Crime is a serious problem, 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 7th in 42 Douglas Adams and 39,616th in the world for Most Inclusive, scoring 6 on the Mandela-Wollstonecraft Non-Discrimination Index.

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Matison, prenuptial contracts have replaced diamond rings in marriage proposals.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the "Underwear of Women in Power" issue of The Matison City Times is sold out.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the government is using tax revenues to provide jobs for the poor.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, chalkboards are replaced with billboards in the classroom.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, businesses have become paranoid as waves of lawsuits sweep the nation.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, any citizen who cries is immediately assigned a psychiatrist.
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced (last census: Top 5%).
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Least Corrupt Governments (last census: Top 1%).
  • : Matison was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Happiest Citizens (last census: Top 10%).
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, 'Police Academy 36' and 'Sharknados On A Plane' are vying for top spot at the box-office.

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