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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,431st Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,956th Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,215th
The Commonwealth of
Scandinavian Liberal Paradise
Matism Forever
Influence
Page
Civil Rights
Superb
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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Matism

Population4.124 billion

CapitalNew Matland
LeaderThe Big Mat

CurrencyMint
AnimalSnark

The Commonwealth of Matism is a massive, cultured nation, ruled by The Big Mat with an even hand, and remarkable for its museums and concert halls, complete lack of prisons, and punitive income tax rates. The compassionate, democratic population of 4.124 billion Matismians enjoy extensive civil rights and enjoy a level of social equality free from the usual accompanying government corruption.

The large, socially-minded government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Industry, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality receives no funds. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of New Matland. The average income tax rate is 83.8%, and even higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matismian economy, worth 490 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 118,877 Mints, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit, Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Matism, the entire entry for Matism in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless', and new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark. Crime is totally unknown. Matism's national animal is the Snark, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Matism is ranked 6,227th in the world and 166th in the West Pacific for Most Developed, scoring 90.88 on the Human Development Index.

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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 3,431stMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 4,956thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 5,215thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,384thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,499thMost Advanced Public Education: 5,789thMost Influential: 6,139thMost Developed: 6,227thNicest Citizens: 6,290thMost Pacifist: 6,436thMost Beautiful Environments: 6,596thLongest Average Lifespans: 6,657thMost Cultured: 6,788thMost Compassionate Citizens: 6,811thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 6,869thBest Weather: 6,934thMost Inclusive: 7,036thLargest Welfare Programs: 7,052ndMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 7,532ndMost Secular: 7,881stTop
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Highest Poor Incomes: 8,265thMost Subsidized Industry: 8,641stMost Advanced Public Transport: 8,888thHealthiest Citizens: 9,926thSmartest Citizens: 10,114thLargest Publishing Industry: 10,299thHighest Average Tax Rates: 10,783rdLargest Cheese Export Sector: 11,414thMost Income Equality: 12,914thMost Efficient Economies: 13,147thLowest Crime Rates: 13,186thMost Scientifically Advanced: 13,360thNudest: 13,637thLargest Governments: 14,022ndLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,778th
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Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 82nd in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 87th in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 101st in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 111th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 128th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 143rd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 144th in the regionMost Cultured: 156th in the regionMost Subsidized Industry: 158th in the regionMost Influential: 161st in the regionMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 162nd in the regionMost Developed: 166th in the regionNicest Citizens: 166th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 168th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 171st in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 174th in the regionMost Pacifist: 174th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 180th in the regionBest Weather: 182nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 188th in the regionMost Inclusive: 196th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 196th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 205th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 229th in the regionMost Secular: 234th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 246th in the regionSmartest Citizens: 249th in the regionNudest: 280th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 295th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 300th in the regionLargest Governments: 300th in the regionTop
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Most Scientifically Advanced: 343rd in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 371st in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 393rd in the regionHighest Economic Output: 409th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 425th in the regionLargest Populations: 484th in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 506th in the regionMost Income Equality: 548th in the regionSafest: 603rd in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Matism voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Commend Common Territories".
  • : Matism voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Prevention of Mutually assured destruction".
  • : Matism voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Durkadurkiranistan II".
  • : Matism voted against the World Assembly Resolution "World Assembly Justice Accord".
  • : Matism was ranked in the Top 5% of the world for Highest Poor Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, new arrivals are asked the location of the Minister of the Interior's birthmark.
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, the entire entry for Matism in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the World reads 'mostly harmless'.
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, Brancalandian Brie isn't available anywhere in Matism.
  • : Matism voted against the World Assembly Resolution "Condemn Pierconium".
  • : Following new legislation in Matism, primetime re-runs of The Black and White Minstrel Show are a critical hit.

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