Largest Agricultural Sector: 60th Most Stationary: 1,279th Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,554th
The People's Republic of
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy
He said with a grin, as he wiped off his chin....
Regional Influence
Powerbroker
Vice-Delegate
Civil Rights
Excellent
Economy
Frightening
Political Freedom
Excellent

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The People's Republic of Matison is a gargantuan, environmentally stunning nation, ruled by Gene Masseth with an even hand, and notable for its museums and concert halls, keen interest in outer space, and daily referendums. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic population of 19.486 billion Matisonians have some civil rights, but not too many, enjoy the freedom to spend their money however they like, to a point, and take part in free and open elections, although not too often.

The minute government, or what there is of one, is dominated by the Department of Education, with Defense also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Administration are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Matison City. The average income tax rate is 1.7%, but much higher for the wealthy.

The frighteningly efficient Matisonian economy, worth a remarkable 2,737 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 Beef-Based Agriculture, Book Publishing, and Information Technology. Average income is an impressive 140,461 farks, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in Matison, the legal minefield around ownership of fiction has demolished the publishing industry, genocide is seen as a topic best avoided in history lessons, and former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades. Crime is pervasive, 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 141,763rd in the world and 8th in 42 Douglas Adams for Most Primitive, scoring -190.68 on the Scary Big Number Scale.

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Largest Agricultural Sector: 60thMost Stationary: 1,279thTop
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Lowest Overall Tax Burden: 2,554thHighest Economic Output: 2,558thMost Influential: 2,571stLeast Corrupt Governments: 2,661stHighest Crime Rates: 3,012thMost Cultured: 3,598thLargest Populations: 3,802ndMost Armed: 4,585thLargest Publishing Industry: 5,020thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 5,526thMost Cheerful Citizens: 5,771stMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 6,724thSmartest Citizens: 7,095thHighest Poor Incomes: 7,266thTop
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Highest Workforce Participation Rate: 8,291stMost Secular: 8,328thRudest Citizens: 8,855thMost Developed: 11,363rdHighest Drug Use: 11,950thLargest Gambling Industry: 12,152ndHighest Average Incomes: 12,751stLargest Black Market: 14,116thMost Scientifically Advanced: 15,796th
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Most Cultured: 1st in the regionLargest Black Market: 1st in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 1st in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 1st in the regionMost Armed: 1st in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 1st in the regionHighest Drug Use: 1st in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 1st in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Following new legislation in Matison, former arsonists can be found on local fire brigades.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, genocide is seen as a topic best avoided in history lessons.
  • : Matison was reclassified from "New York Times Democracy" to "Inoffensive Centrist Democracy".
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the legal minefield around ownership of fiction has demolished the publishing industry.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, restaurants are required to specify whether their toilet paper was made in Matison.
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, the nation's orphanages and maternity wards have been nicknamed 'the Killbot Factories'.
  • : Matison was reclassified from "Civil Rights Lovefest" to "New York Times Democracy".
  • : Matison's influence in 42 Douglas Adams fell from "Power" to "Powerbroker".
  • : Matison's influence in 42 Douglas Adams rose from "Powerbroker" to "Power".
  • : Following new legislation in Matison, future leaders of Matison regularly dismiss pressing political issues when available options don't conform to their worldview.

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