The Prosperous Colony of Nova Ponta do Mato is a massive, safe nation, ruled by Eusébio da Silva Ferreira with an iron fist, and notable for its frequent executions, keen interest in outer space, and suspicion of poets. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless population of 4.41 billion Nova Ponta do Matoans are rabid consumers, partly through choice and partly because the government tells them to and dissenters tend to vanish from their homes at night.
The minute, corrupt, pro-business, well-organized government, or what there is of one, is primarily concerned with Defense, although Law & Order and Industry are also considered important, while Environment and Welfare are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Ponta do Mato. Income tax is unheard of.
The frighteningly efficient Nova Ponta do Matoan economy, worth a remarkable 1,034 trillion escudoes a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Arms Manufacturing industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Automobile Manufacturing, and Retail. Average income is an amazing 234,468 escudoes, but there is a vast disparity between incomes, with the richest 10% of citizens earning 1,686,662 per year while the poor average 10,498, a ratio of 160 to 1.
Political activists are routinely executed, manual labourers must be willing to have cybernetic limbs to get a job, the police force is on a recruitment drive, and only the rich can afford the latest medical innovations. Crime, especially youth-related, is almost non-existent. Nova Ponta do Mato's national animal is the koi fish, which teeters on the brink of extinction due to heavy metals seepage into national waterways, and its national religion is Benfica.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Nova Ponta do Mato was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Nudest.
- : Nova Ponta do Mato was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most Armed (last census: Top 5%).
- : Nova Ponta do Mato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Scientifically Advanced.
- : Nova Ponta do Mato was ranked in the Top 10% of the region for Stupidest Citizens.
- : Nova Ponta do Mato was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Largest Cheese Export Sector (last census: Top 1%).
- : Nova Ponta do Mato's influence in Wysteria rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Nova Ponta do Mato's influence in Wysteria rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Nova Ponta do Mato's influence in Wysteria rose from "Unproven" to "Hatchling".
- : Nova Ponta do Mato was struck by a Cure Missile from The PotPourri Octo of Herzil, curing 1 million infected.
- : Nova Ponta do Mato was struck by a Cure Missile from The Colony of Picos Elissa de los Tres Valles, curing 1 million infected.