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Most Secular: 1,918thHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,953rdMost Influential: 3,591st
The Cool Nation of of
Democratic Socialists
I Am Not A Nugget
His Holy Matness
Civil Rights
Political Freedom
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Population6.406 billion

LeaderHis Holy Matness


The Cool Nation of of Matism is a colossal, socially progressive nation, ruled by His Holy Matness with an even hand, and remarkable for its smutty television, state-planned economy, and soft-spoken computers. The compassionate, democratic population of 6.406 billion Matismians are fiercely patriotic and enjoy great social equality; they tend to view other, more capitalist countries as somewhat immoral and corrupt.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, although Environment, Healthcare, and Industry are also considered important, while Spirituality is ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matopolis. The average income tax rate is 90.6%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matismian economy, worth 804 trillion Mints a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is quite specialized, is led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology, Book Publishing, and Cheese Exports. Average income is an impressive 125,645 Mints, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Criminals always seem to be forewarned of police raids, patriotic citizens chant "there's only one Matism" at foreigners, motorists must pay to enter inner-cities during peak hours, and debates on whether toilet seats should be left up or down are increasingly commonplace. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Matism's national animal is the Penguin, which frolics freely in the nation's sparkling oceans.

Matism is ranked 184,117th in the world and 5,181st in the West Pacific for Most Pro-Market, scoring -79.56 on the Rand Index.

Most Secular: 1,918thTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 2,953rdMost Influential: 3,591stMost Pacifist: 3,862ndHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 3,890thMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,120thMost Advanced Public Education: 4,159thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 4,170thMost Valuable International Artwork: 4,260thMost Cultured: 5,102ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,580thMost Beautiful Environments: 5,592ndNicest Citizens: 5,611thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 5,674thMost Compassionate Citizens: 5,780thMost Inclusive: 5,942ndMost Developed: 6,043rdSafest: 6,126thBest Weather: 6,518thLargest Welfare Programs: 6,551stMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 6,625thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,899thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,267thHighest Average Tax Rates: 7,807thHealthiest Citizens: 7,955thMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,195thSmartest Citizens: 8,652ndLeast Corrupt Governments: 9,011thMost Subsidized Industry: 9,172ndTop
Lowest Crime Rates: 10,421stLargest Governments: 10,970thMost Scientifically Advanced: 11,911thMost Efficient Economies: 12,679thLargest Information Technology Sector: 13,580thLargest Publishing Industry: 13,999thMost Income Equality: 15,017thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 15,017thHighest Average Incomes: 20,219th
Most Secular: 48th in the regionHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 54th in the regionTop
Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 71st in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 79th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 97th in the regionMost Pacifist: 103rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 111th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 118th in the regionMost Cultured: 121st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 122nd in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 125th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 128th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 130th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 132nd in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 135th in the regionNicest Citizens: 136th in the regionSafest: 137th in the regionMost Influential: 139th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 142nd in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 143rd in the regionMost Developed: 149th in the regionMost Inclusive: 152nd in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 153rd in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 156th in the regionBest Weather: 159th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 166th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 184th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 197th in the regionLargest Governments: 212th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 215th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 237th in the regionNudest: 252nd in the regionLeast Corrupt Governments: 265th in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 289th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 294th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 300th in the regionTop
Largest Information Technology Sector: 325th in the regionLargest Populations: 349th in the regionMost Stationary: 356th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 399th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 416th in the regionMost Income Equality: 609th in the region

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