The Monarchy of Republic of matthew is a massive, orderly nation, ruled by King Edward with an iron fist, and notable for its smutty television, keen interest in outer space, and ritual sacrifices. The hard-nosed, hard-working, cynical, humorless, devout population of 2.013 billion Ehdas are ruled by a mostly-benevolent dictator, who grants the populace the freedom to live their own lives but watches carefully for anyone to slip up.
The large, corrupt, well-organized government juggles the competing demands of Defense, Law & Order, and Industry. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Haven. The average income tax rate is 73.3%, and even higher for the wealthy.
The frighteningly efficient Ehdan economy, worth 236 trillion Toxes a year, is broadly diversified and led by the Soda Sales industry, with major contributions from Arms Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Trout Farming. Black market activity is frequent. Average income is an impressive 117,663 Toxes, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 2.6 times as much as the poorest.
The military has forsaken terrestrial warfare, mantis shrimp studies is academia's fastest growing field, citizens are grown in vats, and children regularly take part in blood sports that result in extreme boo-boos. Crime is totally unknown, thanks to a well-funded police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Republic of matthew's national animal is the Taxon, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Catholic.
Most Recent Government Activity:
- : Republic of matthew was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Largest Welfare Programs.
- : Republic of matthew's influence in Anarchic Waste rose from "Zero" to "Hermit".
- : Republic of matthew relocated from Balder to Anarchic Waste.
- : Republic of matthew was ranked in the Top 10% of the world for Most World Assembly Endorsements and Highest Poor Incomes.
- : Republic of matthew's influence in Balder rose from "Nipper" to "Minnow".
- : Republic of matthew's influence in Balder rose from "Newcomer" to "Nipper".
- : Republic of matthew's influence in Balder rose from "Hatchling" to "Newcomer".
- : Republic of matthew was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Most Politically Apathetic Citizens.
- : Following new legislation in Republic of matthew, children regularly take part in blood sports that result in extreme boo-boos.
- : Following new legislation in Republic of matthew, citizens are grown in vats.